4 Day Richtersveld Tour

The Richtersveld tour only takes place in the Richtersveld National park.

 

Places to see are Potjiespram, De Hoop Campsite on the banks of the Orange River that are the border between South Africa and Namibia.

Visiting Tattasberg and Richtersberg. Also chalets and campsites there.

Visiting Kokerboomkloof, Gannakouriep and Hakiesdoring. Hiking trails available.

Exit at Helskloof Gate via Domrogh Pass and Helskloof Pass.

Visiting petroglyphs, the Wonergat and Cornellskop.

Depart back to Port Nolloth.

FOUR DAYS KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER GAME VIEWING SAFARI.

FOUR DAYS SOUTH OF NAMIBIA TOUR RETURNING VIA PONTOON TO SOUTH AFRICA.

TWO TO EIGHT DAYS NAMAQUALAND FLOWER TOUR.

SIX DAYS UPINGTON TO AI-AIS RICHTERSVELD TRANSFRONTIER PARK.

FOUR DAYS CAMPING SAFARIS IN THE AI- AIS RICHTERSVELD TRANSFRONTIER PARK.

ADVENTURE SAFARIS IN THE NORTHERN CAPE LIKE ABSAILING AND RIVER RAFTING.

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Recently inscribed as one of the eight South African World Heritage Sites, the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape is a remarkable mountainous desert in the north-west of the country that is uniquely owned and managed by the Nama community, descendents of the Khoi-Khoi people. It is a land of extreme temperatures characterised by a harsh, dry landscape.

What is exceptional, both in South African and international terms, is that the community that runs the landscape has chosen to dedicate it to conservation. Up until recently the Nama had little to show for themselves. Their ancestors were pushed further and further north of the Western and Northern Cape – their land of origin – until only a few years ago when the Richtersveld area was returned to their ownership under the country’s land restitution programme.

The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape is bordered by a number of areas, ensuring its further protection. These include the Richtersveld National Park, the Nababiep Provincial Nature Reserve, and designated communal grazing areas that allow the Nama to continue their semi-nomadic pastoral lifestyle.

 

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Today the Nama people live in three small villages – Kuboes, Lekkersing and Eksteenfontein – just outside of the proclaimed area. The endangered Karoo vegetation, characterised by succulents, is protected by the seasonal migratory behaviour of the Nama, who move between stock-posts with traditional demountable mat-roofed houses called haru oms – a practice which has endured for about two millennia. The spacious communal grazed lands are a living example of a partnership between people and nature.