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Protected Area Namaqua National Park (Coastal Section)

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (West Coast)  :: Groenrivier
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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Description [ correction ]

Do not mistake this park for the main Namaqua National Park, which is a bit inland from this coastal park.

It may be better to phone the park directly for accommodation. Or alternatively use the email contact details we provide. You will have to register on Sanparks website, and then make online reservations and pay in minutes.

There are about 10 to 12 campsites, in the park, literally on the sea. A Wild Card will get you free entry if you have one, but you would still need to pay camping fees. Apparently all campsites now have ablutions.

Make sure that you take all your own supplies like water, food, wood etc. before entering the park. If you exit the park at Groenriviermond you can travel a long way along the coast.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Groenrivier, West Coast, South Africa
Contact :  Trudie Kotze
Tel :  +27(0)21 552 0008
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Conservation fee: ZAR46 per adult (SA citizens); ZAR92 per Adult (SADC Citizens); ZAR92 per Adult (Standard fee). (Updated Sept-2020).

Facilities [ correction ]
Restrooms, Safe Parking Available

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Sailing, Bird Watching, Whale or Dolphin Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

In the park itself there is no fuel and ATM facilities, only in the nearby town Springbok which is 87km away.

For more info on travelling in the park, contact Sandy at [email protected].

The areas on the Tracks4africa maps that show roads as sandy are indeed VERY sandy. If you don't deflate your tyres you may get stuck.
Sanparks has put up signposts and recommendations about tyre pressure at these sandy patches now. A 4x4 is required for very sandy areas, but there are alternative gravel roads as by-passes. A 4x2 will do as long as the sandy areas are avoided. Do not attempt the coastal area with a sedan car, as the tracks are just a little too corrugated for a small vehicle. (Jan-2015).

Beware of weather extremes hereā€¦.south easters blow, and there has been reports of a north-westerly storm during December 2011 with night time temperatures of less than 5 degrees. A week later it was sunshine, warm and basically no wind.

 Travel Tip!

The coastal section of the Namaqua National Park can only be travelled with a 4x4, deflate tyres to 1.2 bar as there is some deep sandy sections.

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