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Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Ai Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is hauntingly beautiful, seared by a blistering sun, interspersed by lava mountains and sandy plains, it forms southern Africa’s largest Mountain Desert Park. In August 2003, an international treaty was signed between the presidents of Namibia and South African to form the Ai Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. This has opened the way for border crossings within the park between South Africa and Namibia, where a pont takes you across the Orange River at Sendelingsdrift.

This is the driest area in the Northern Cape, and though surrealistically harsh, the rugged Richtersveld side of the park nurtures some 30% of all South Africa’s succulent plant species. With less than 50mm of rain each year, it is home to lizards, leopards and adventurers. Paradoxically beautiful, it is a land for those keen to “rough it”. You can explore it from the comfort of your 4x4 vehicle or paddle the river, taking in the awe-inspiring, seldom-seen purity of a mountain desert wilderness. This is a harsh and unpredictable land where water is scarce and life-sustaining moisture comes in the form of early morning fog - called “Ihuries” or “Malmokkies” by the local Nama people – which roll in from the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, sustaining a remarkable range of small reptiles, birds and mammals. A staggering assortment of plant life, some species occurring nowhere else in the world, is to be found here. From gnarled quiver trees, tall aloes and the quaint “half mens” that all keep vigil over this inscrutable landscape.

Gate Hours
1 October to 30 April                 07h00 – 19h00
1 May to 30 September             07h00 – 18h00

 

 
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