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.
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.
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.