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Protected Area Richtersveld National Park

ID: w136459 View large map

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

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Description [ correction ]

The treaty signed on August 1, 2003, made the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park possible, as it is known today. Settled in the Northern Cape and southern Namibia, managed by South African National Parks (SANParks) and Namibia's native Nama people, visitors can experience Namibia's harsh extreme elements for themselves, visit the |Ai-|Ais Hot Springs and see the legendary Fish River Canyon. The temperatures in this area can be very hot in summer. Because of the rugged terrain, only 4x4 vehicles can be used to travel in this Park. Travel is slow, with long hours and there are no emergency services making winter the best time to visit this area. This is a part of the Wild Flower Route, and is only seasonal. A conservation fee is payable when entering the park.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Sendelingsdrif, Richtersveld, South Africa
Postal : South African National Parks, P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact : Leane Smith
Tel : +27(0)27 831 1506
Tel2 : +27(0)21 862 1581
Cell : +27(0)82 233 9111
Fax : +27(0)27 831 1175
Email : Click Here
Website : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Nothing

Opening Times : [ correction ]

(1 Oct-30 Apr: 07:00-19:00); (1 May-30 Sep: 07:00-18:00)

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Best Time to Visit : In winter
Gate Opening and Closing Times : (1 October - 30 April): 07:00 - 19:00; (1 May - 30 September): 07:00 - 18:00
Reception Opening and Closing Times : Mon-Fri: 07:30-18:00; Weekends & Public Holidays: 08:00-18:00

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Payment Methods Accepted : Credit Card
Fee/s : Conservation fee : SA citizens ZAR64 pp ; SADC : ZAR128pp. Internationals ZAR180pp. ( Mar-15)

General Information [ correction ]
Nearest ATM : 90km/Alexander Bay
Nearest Bank : Alexander Bay/90km

Destination Information [ correction ]
Petrol : Yes
Diesel : Yes
Facilities : ATM, Lodging, Camping

Facilities [ correction ]
Public Telephone, Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Landing Strip Nearby

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Bird Watching
Game to View: Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town : Alexander Bay

Campsites all have ablutions, Kokerboomkloof has ablutions but no water.

Fuel is sold at a small general store at Sendelingsdrift. The shop is open on weekdays only.
Fuel fill up times: Mon-Fri: 07:30-18:00; Sat: 08:00-16:00; Sun: 08:30-13:00.

No cell phone reception inside the park. Travel with satellite phone if outside contact is required.

4x4 essential for the park. Travelling inside the park is all on 4x4 trails, the going is slow.

Roads are badly corrugated, deflate tyres to around 1.6bar. Lots of rocky intersections in the park, be careful not to cut deflated tyres on rocks. Second spare wheel may be prudent.

No shops in the park, but fuel and cold drinks can be purchased at a small general store at Sendelingsdrift. The shop is open on weekdays only.

The pont at Sendelingsdrift is working for a quick transfer to the Namibian side of the park.

No drinking water at campsites, take 4litres drinking water per person per day.

 Travel Tip!

Take hat, sunscreen. Note that heavy due sometimes occurs at night. Bring warm clothing.

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