The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Richtersveld National Park

Afrikaans name: Richtersveld Nasionale Park

Richtersveld National Park

Richtersveld National Park landscape

Photo © Dianne Christie - Fotolia.com

Northern Cape

The Richtersveld National Park is situated alongside the Orange River which separates it from Namibia.

One of the attractions of this remote place is the desolation. At first glance it appears barren and lifeless but there is a surprising amount of creatures and plants that can be found here. Amongst the mammals which be found are Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, Caracal, Leopard, Grey Rhebok, Steenbok, Chacma Baboon and Vervet Monkey.

The vegetation is of particular interest and one can find the weird 'half-mens' plant in the reserve.

There are a number of camping sites and some chalets in the reserve.

Richtersveld National Park

Photo © Dianne Christie - Fotolia.com

References and further reading

Wild Issue 33 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 46

Wild Issue 36 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 42

Wild Issue 22 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 75

Wild Issue 32 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 73

Wild Issue 33 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 40

Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 8

Wild Issue 22 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 4

Wild Issue 19 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 40

Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Published: 2015 - Page: 13

The Living Deserts of Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Darry Lovegrove - Published: 2021 - Page: 241

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 278

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 322

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 350

go! - Issue 089 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 36

go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 44

Insiders Guide - Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa - Author: Shem Compion - Published: 2010 - Page: 189

Getaway - Vol 30 No 06 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 81

Getaway - Vol 32 No 12 - Author: - Published: 2021 - Page: 26

Country Life - Issue 177 - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 21

Country Life - Issue 251 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 71

Country Life - Issue 187 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 29

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 644 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 14

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 652 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 4

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 663 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 13

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 667 (Nov 2017) - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 33

Atlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Published: 2006 - Page: 40

A - Z of South African National Parks - Author: South African National Parks - Published: 0 - Page: 10


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