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Protected Area Namaqua National Park (Skilpad Wildflower Reserve)

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Namakwaland)
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Situated in Namaqualand we see the tapestry of spring flowers come alive during the months of August to September. This is the only arid biodiversity area in the world, offering the visitor its natural flower show each year, along with the Groen and Spoeg rivers.

The Rooikat 4WD route starts at Skilpad and covers a distance of 176-200km. It can be done in a day, but it's a much more comfortable drive when done over 2 days.

There are 4 self-catering units available for overnight stay. There's also camping available near the coast, but the facilities are limited.

The Rooikat Route is a R100 per car, and a R24 Park Fee. They are motorbike friendly. (Aug-2018).

Address :  Namakwaland, South Africa
Postal :  P.O. Box 117, Kamieskroon, 8241
Contact :  Bernard van Lente
Contact 2 :  Elanza van Lente
Tel :  +27(0)27 672 1948
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom

Opening Times : 


Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  Early August / September
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  08:00 - 17:00
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  08:00-17:00

Rates and Payment
Payment Methods Accepted :  Credit Card
Fee/s :  Conservation fee: SA Citizen: R46 per adult, SADC/International R92 per person. (Dec-2019)

General Information
Nearest ATM :  22km/Kamieskroon
Nearest Bank :  Kamieskroon/22km

Destination Information
Lodging Camping

Game Viewing Hiking Trails
Game to View :  Caracal. Steenbok. Klipspringer. Black-Backed Jackal. Leopard and Grey Duiker.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Trail Information
Number of Trails :  1
Trail Length :  56km

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Kamieskroon

Vehicle fuel and ATM facilities are not available in the park itself but at the nearby town Springbok 87km away.

Vehicle repairs, post office and police services are available at Kamieskroon. Medical services only in Springbok. No shop, restaurant or fuel is available in Namaqua National Park.

 Travel Tip!

Travellers must take along their own firewood.

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