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Protected Area Richtersveld National Park

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


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.

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)27 831 1184
Cell :  +27(0)71 170 2824
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent

Opening Times : 

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

Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  In winter
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  (1 October - 30 April): 07h00 - 19h00; (1 May - 30 September): 07h00 - 18h00
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  Mon-Fri: 07:30-18:00; Sat: 08:00-18:00; Sunday and Public Holidays: 08:00-16:30

Rates and Payment
Payment Methods Accepted :  Credit Card
Fee/s :  SA Citizens ZAR72.00 per adult; SADC Citizens ZAR144.00; Internationals ZAR244.00. (Updated May-2020).

General Information
Nearest ATM :  90km/Alexander Bay
Nearest Bank :  Alexander Bay/90km

Destination Information
Petrol Diesel ATM Lodging Camping
Petrol Type :  Unleaded 95
Diesel Type :  50ppm

Public Telephone Swimming Pool Landing Strip Nearby Motorbikes Not Welcome

Game Viewing 4WD Trails Hiking Trails Swimming Bird Watching
Game to View :  Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra

Travelling Information
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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