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Transfrontier National Park

Namaqualand

The climate in the Richtersveld is extreme with summer temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius quite frequently. Rain is a rare event. Plants and animals get moisture primarily from the sea fog.

The Richtersveld National Park borders the Orange River. The park is not fully exposed to tourism, although several restcamps have been established recently with campgrounds and cottage-style self-catering accommodation, some even with air-conditioning. A four-wheel drive vehicle is essential to travel through the reserve. Especially difficult are some steep and rocky mountain roads and some sandy river crossings. One must report to the park office before one leaves and after returning to the gate.

Only a few small groups at a time are admitted to the reserve, to protect the delicate ecosystem.

Top: "Halfmensboom". Left: Driving is difficult. A 4WD is necessary in the park.

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desert vegetation in Richtersveld, South Africa

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