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Richtersveld National Park

northern Namaqualand, South Africa
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Ranked #172 of 965 Attractions in South Africa
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Horseback riding
Owner description: This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by mountainous wilderness...
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Horseback riding
Owner description: This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by mountainous wilderness, rugged kloofs and dramatic landscapes bordering the Orange River.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Richtersveld National Park is quite an experience - not for the "faint hearted". A 4 X 4 is a must as some of the roads are extremely sandy and others traverse steep rock. The landscapes are absolutely wonderful - incredible rock formations and layers of different quartz. Do not go in the hot summer months or in the rainy... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Richtersveld is a place you have to see to believe: the scenery is so vast and the mountains so steep and arid and empty of signs of human activity that it's amazing. We've only ever visited in springtime when the weather is very pleasant but I imagine it would be very hot in the summertime. You really do need... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This annual tour is arranged by the management of the combined Richtersveld/Ai Ais Nature Reserves spanning the Northern Cape, South Africa, and the southern part of Namibia. It's the largest Mountain Desert in the world, and has large areas of true wilderness, without any human presence at all. The cycle tour is extremely well organised, and suited to a wide... More 

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Sasolburg, South Africa
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38 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We travelled through the Richtersveld from Vioolsdrift via Eksteenfontein and Kuboes to Alexanderbaai. The road was 2 a shed away in parts but assesseble (4 X 4 was not nessesary but did help) This dit not detract from the positive experience.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited this park in November when the temperatures were not too hot yet. In fact one of the days was foggy and cool. This park is remote and a 4X4 is needed to get around. The distances are not huge, but because of the rocky dirt roads you have go very slowly and it takes time to go anywhere.... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We spent 5 nights in the park 3 along the Orange river at the De Hoop Camp which had an ablution bock with running water and flush toilets. The water was not hot but was a comfortable temperature - result of being heated throughout the day. We experience a huge range of temperature up to 44 C in the afternoon... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was our first visit to the Richtersveld and we will be back! We spent four nights in the park in two 4 x 4 vehicles with friends and it was stunning. We stayed at Gannakouriep, Tatasberg and Sendelingsdrif in the very pleasant and comfortable self catering accommodation and enjoyed every minute. At both Gannakouriep and Tatasberg - you need... More 

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Lopik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Now I now what a wilderniscamp is. And when the lady in the reception says:"The roads here are not so good". Think twice.Its a beautiful park particular the flora and you find here lots of adventure. But when you not use to drive off-road then its not the place to start your holiday. Tatasberg has 5 cabines near the Orange... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We've just spent 5 wonderful days in this amazing National Park, together with close friends of ours. We drove in two 4x4 vehicles, which is recommended in case one of you get stuck or need assistance. Luckily for us we were fine, no flat wheels and no-one getting stuck in sand. Talking of which - when you do this trip,... More 

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Cape Town
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Richtersveld Naturist Camping Safari. Been to the Richtersveld National Park during June 2011 I have the pleasure to share my experience on Tripadvisor of this unforgetable trip to privacy, nature and the company of fellow friends totally naked on selected areas. As generally known the Richtersveld got nothing except for a couple of rustic overnight huts on the route. No... More 

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