The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Richtersveld National Park

Afrikaans name: Richtersveld Nasionale Park

Richtersveld National Park

Richtersveld National Park landscape

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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

Have you been to the Richtersveld National Park? What's it like?



References and further reading

Wild Issue 44 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 8

Wild Issue 49 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 24

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

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

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

Wild Issue 26 - Author: - Published: 2014 - Page: 48

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

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

Wild Issue 26 - Author: - Published: 2014 - Page: 18

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

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

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

Wild Issue 11 - Author: - Published: 2010 - Page: 30

Wild Issue 3 - Author: - Published: 2008 - Page: 58

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 279

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

Stuarts Field Guide to National Parks & Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd ed - Author: Chris & Mathilde Stuart - Published: 2018 - Page: 245

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

SA 4X4 - Vol 24 No 10 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 38

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

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 114

Journey Through the Living Deserts of South Africa - Author: CM Dean - Published: 2005 - Page: 96

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

Journey Through the Living Deserts of South Africa - Author: CM Dean - Published: 2005 - Page: 92

go! Drive & Camp No 15 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 52

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

go! - Issue 151 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 35

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

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

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

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

Getaway - Vol 29 No 08 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 74

Country Life - Issue 232 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 67

Country Life - Issue 234 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 70

Country Life - Issue 229 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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