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Namaqua National Park

Namaqua National Park is situated in the heart of the succulent Karoo. The park has grown enormously and stretches from the well known Skilpad section near Kamieskroon on the escarpment, westwards towards the coast. The recently added “Groen Spoeg” coastal section is the only significant remaining untouched section of the Namaqualand Coast. The gradient from the escarpment to the coast is important from an upland-lowland and from a rainfall perspective and contributes to the rich variety of species in the park.

With its winter rainfall, Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world! More than 1 000 of its estimated 3 500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth. Reptiles and amphibians are also well represented, with a number of endemic species. The mammals that have adapted to these harsh conditions include springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, klipspringer, steenbok, duiker, aardvark, baboon, porcupine, black backed jackal and leopard. Many bird species are also found in the dry arid western regions of the park.

Gate Hours
08h00 - 17h00

At present the park has only a limited road network available to sedan vehicles. No shop, restaurant or fuel is available in the Namaqua National Park and guests must take along their own firewood.

 
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Desert Rain Frog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkWhkAZ9ds
Dean Boshoff took this video on the sand dunes at Port Nolloth

The desert rain frog, Breviceps macrops, is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. The desert rain frog is endemic to a coastal strip of land about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) wide in Namibia and South Africa. The locations in which this frog is found have at least one hundred foggy days per year. The desert rain frog is listed as “vulnerable” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
 
     
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