South Africa :: Northern Cape (Richtersveld)
Category: Places :: Travel Region
The Richtersveld is situated in Northern Namaqualand, in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is a desert landscape with high mountains, rugged kloofs and stretched out valleys as far as the eye can see. The Orange River forms the border with neighbouring Namibia. This is an area with extreme temperatures from freezing to scorching summer temperatures up to 50 degrees. Rain is scarce, and generally between May and September. In 1991 the Northern Parts were declared a National Park. The local Nama people still lives in the area and their livestock can be seen crazing the planes. The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape south of the National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Each small village in the Richtersveld has distinctive features and characteristics. The traditional culture of the inhabitants should be explored and enjoyed. In this region there is the famous Richtersveld World Heritage Site which forms part of the Ais-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. This park is believed to be inhabitant different and a large number of plant species in the whole world. The park is jointly managed by the local community and South African National Parks with the locals also grazing their animals within the park.
In this region there is also the famous Port Nolloth Museum which represents the history of Port Nolloth from approximately 2000 years ago. Accommodation in this region range from guest house, lodges, self catering units, backpackers, beach houses and camping sites.
The main town in this region is Port Nolloth which also have the majority of services and facilities. For more information for this region visitors can contact the Eksteenfontein Information Centre which also the Richtersveld Community Conservancy Tourist centre or the Richtersveld municipality Offices. (Jan-16).
|Address :||Eksteenfontein Information Centre, Richtersveld, South Africa|
|Contact :||Eksteenfontein Information Centre|
|Contact 2 :||Richtersveld Municipality Head Office|
|Tel :||+27(0)27 851 7108|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)27 851 1111|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Main Cellular Network :||MTN. Cellc. Vodacom|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+27(0)27 851 1017|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+27(0)27 851 8300|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)27 851 7108|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ALL||Petrol Price Index :||ZAR12.37 per litre (Jan-2016)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||ALL||Diesel Price Index :||ZAR10.11 per litre (Jan-2016)|
|Facilities :||Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Lodging, Camping, Bakery, Liquor, Pharmacy, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Landing Strip Nearby|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Donkey Trekking, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Stargazing|
Accommodation in this region is available in the major towns of Port Nolloth, Eksteenfontein and Kuboes. (Jan-16).
Restaurants, coffee shops and take aways are scattered all over the town of Port Nolloth and in Eksteenfontein. (Jan-16).
Petrol and Diesel are available at the Engen fuel stop in Port Nolloth. (Jan-16).
INFORMATION AND POSTAL SERVICES:
There is an Information centre in Eksteenfontein where there is the Richtersveld Community Conservancy Tourist centre and also a post office in Lekkersing. (Jan-16).
INTERNET ACCESS AND WIFI:
Visit the Unity Trust Business centre for internet access, Tel: +27(0)46 645 1375 and inquire about the cost. Some lodges and guest house offer WIFI access to their guests. (May-15).
There is an FNB bank and ATM in Port Nolloth. (Jan-16).
Hospital contact added is for Port Nolloth Hospital. In Eksteenfontein the is a municipal clinic, Tel : +27(0)27 851 7025. For pharmaceutical needs there is the Port Nolloth pharmacy, Tel: +27(0)27 851 8240. (Jan-16).
Police contact added is for Port Nolloth Police station.
There are shops and general dealers in all the town of Port Nolloth, Eksteenfontein and Kuboes. (Jan-16).
Public transport is available with daily taxi browse and a train station to the nearby towns. (Jan-16).
TYRE SALES AND REPAIRS:
For tyre repairs visit the Hi-Q Tyres and Exhaust in Port Nolloth, Tel;+27(0)27 851 7038. (Jan-16).
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