Richtersveld Transfrontier

Details

Details of Richtersveld Transfrontier

  • Size: Approximately 5,920 square kilometres.
  • Location: South Africa-Namibia border.
  • Best Time: Year round.
  • Known For: Desert landscape.
  • To Do: Photography, off-roading, and hiking.

kokerboom quiver tree and dry mountains in richtersveld transfrontier, south africa

Boasting a landscape of almost alien beauty, the arid park is alive with life of a smaller variety. Sustained by the fogs that arise each morning from the cold Atlantic Ocean, the park’s residents include ground squirrels, rock hyrax, mountain zebras, buzzards, and the eerie ‘half-human’ trees.

A rugged and rough park, Richtersveld is only accessible by 4WD vehicle, and is a photographer’s dream with its rock formations and blue skies.

crown or castle shaped sandstone rock, richtersveld transfrontier

Short Overview

A seemingly desolate and lifeless expanse of rocky desert, the Richtersveld Transfrontier is nonetheless worthy of your attention.


The park is a study in how life finds a way in even the harshest conditions, and visitors can expect to take a ‘mini safari’ to spot the park’s smaller residents.


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