Richtersveld Adventure

Date: 22-30 September 2024
Venue: Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape
Cost: R11 900 per person
Includes: All Camping & Park Fees, Dinner, Guide fees
Excludes: Fuel, Border Costs, Drinks, VHF radio hire
Tour Details
The Richtersveld is a mountainous desert landscape characterised by rugged kloofs and high mountains, situated in the north-western corner of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It is full of changing scenery from flat, sandy, coastal plains, to craggy sharp mountains of volcanic rock and the lushness of the Orange River, which forms the border with neighbouring Namibia. The area ranges in altitude from sea level, to 1,377 m (4,518 ft) at Cornellberg. Located in South Africa’s northern Namaqualand, this arid area represents a harsh landscape where water is a great scarcity and only the hardiest of lifeforms survive. Despite this, the Richtersveld is regarded as the only Arid Biodiversity Hotspot on Earth, with an astonishing variety of plant, bird and animal life (much of which is endemic). Part of the area is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to its cultural values, but remains a favourite amongst nature travellers. The landscape is sometimes described as “martian”. Though barren and desolate at first glance, closer examination reveals the area to be rich in desert life-forms, with an array of unique species specially adapted for survival. Come and explore this magical wilderness area with us and enjoy some great campsites along the Orange River, ending off the tour with a night at the Augrabies Falls National Park This tour is suitable for off-road trailers but not large caravans.

For more information on this adventure, please contact:

Simon Steadman 

084 447 4666

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