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Richtersveld

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Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park

On 1 August 2003 an international treaty, combined the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park in Namibia and Richtersveld National Park in South Africa, this resulted in the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park.

This is a dramatic and wild landscape comprising of canyons, mountains and plains. If you long for wild places where people are rare, then the Richtersveld is one of the few places you can go to to escape from the modern world and its bustle.

The Richtersveld is a very good example of one of the most interesting ecosystems of the world, the succulent Karoo. There is no other desert flora that has similar species richness. Along the western edge much of the life is sustained by the early morning fogs that roll off the chill Atlantic Ocean

One of the main features of this park is the world's second largest canyon - the Fish River Canyon.

The park is only accessible to 4x4 vehicles.

A pontoon has been established to ferry people and vehicles across the Orange River. The pontoon has can carry two fully loaded double cab 4x4 vehicles.

Useful Websites

S.A National Parks: www.sanparks.org/parks/richtersveld/


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Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon