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Address: northern Namaqualand, South Africa
Phone Number: 270278311506
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Activities: Canoeing, Horseback riding
Description: This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by...
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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Get away from the crowds and camp in an isolated area

We camped at de Hoop campsite for two nights. We had a 4WD to drive into the park, but you could do the trip with a high clearance 2WD. We only saw 4 other cars in the park, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Adelaide

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Adelaide
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We camped at de Hoop campsite for two nights. We had a 4WD to drive into the park, but you could do the trip with a high clearance 2WD. We only saw 4 other cars in the park, and there was no one near us where we camped at de Hoop. The sand at de Hoop is very fine (like... More 

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Table View
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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