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 Post subject: Over border and 2 River Rowing
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:24 am 
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My daugter and I will be rowing the Gariep from just west of Noordoewer in September 2010. As we will be in the region, we want to spend 2 or 3 days days in the Richtersveld. It seems to get to Noordoewer we have two choises - (1) cross into Namibia at Sendelingsdrift and drive the D212 and C23 to Noordoewer; or (2) retrace our steps back to Steinkopf and then to Noordoewer. We will be in my Nissan 2.7Tdi 4 x 2 with diff-lock. Is option 1 feasable?


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 Post subject: Re: Over border and 2 River Rowing
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Hi Oli4.

Yes, it is feasable and highly recommended. The road runs parrallel to the river for just over 130km before you get to Noordoewer. It is a good, well-maintained road. It sometimes gets damaged by some of the rivers coming down in flood, (mostly during the summer months) but you should be able to find out whether it is open at Sendelingsdrif.

It is a beautiful drive and should take you about 2 hrs.


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 Post subject: Re: Over border and 2 River Rowing
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Mirabib, thank you very much. We have changed our plans in the meantime (what good is a mind if you can not change it?) and will now first row then visit the Richtersveld - can then tour and explore at a more leisurely pace. Good to know we can proceed from Noordoewer to Sendelingsdrift and enter there.


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 Post subject: Re: pontoon at Sendelingsdrift
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Hi there just came back from the richtersveld and namibia. wonderful place! The crossing over the river is working R150.00 if you stay over in the park R200.00 if you just pass through. We did 6 days in the park with no problems exept for dirty diesel filled at sendelingdrift. R9.03 per liter most expensive over the trip. Fill up at Port Nolloth or Alexander Bay. Take note all shops at alexbay opens after 9 or 10 small shop at sendeling drift close between 12 an 3 in the afternoon. no chance to buy if you go to de hoop or other camps thats not close to sendelingsdrift.
take spade or shovel and high lift jack. very usefull to get your vehicle out off sand. The people that we camped with in the park was very pleasant and we had a wonderfull time. Take fishing gear with you and canoe. Walking stick and hicking boots a must. Namibia the roads is good. Take your wood and other supplies with you to Ai-Ais it is loveley place but very expensive. R12.00 for a beer, R30.00 a bag of fire wood, meat Hope you enjoy your time too. Take enough memory card for the camera or take laptop to download.


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 Post subject: Access to Sendelingsdrif
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I plan to visit Sendelingsdrif and will be travelling there from Ais Ais. Can I gain access? Do I need a passport?


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 Post subject: Re: Access to Sendelingsdrif
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:42 am 
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I plan to visit Sendelingsdrif and will be travelling there from Ais Ais. Can I gain access? Do I need a passport?

Yes you can and yes as you are crossing borders you need a passport (unlike in the KTP). Depending on the route you take you may need a 4x4 to get to Sendelingsdrift. If you make use of the pontoon @ Sendelingsdrift, you can enter SA with a high clearance 4x2 but going back (SA to Namibia) you may need a 4x4 to get up the river bank. There are other routes to Sendelingsdrift as well but they are all much longer. If you need more information, I can expand on the other routes as well.

(Sorry :redface: I only now see it is your first post. A very warm welcome to the forum!)

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 Post subject: Re: Access to Sendelingsdrif
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Welcome to the forum Ed.

Just check before you go, because occasionally the river has flash floods and washes things away.

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 Post subject: Richtersveld
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:44 pm 
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Does anybody know what the current road conditions is too Sendelings drift. Is it okay for a 4x2 kombi? Waht route will be best to take to get to Sendelings drift.

Can you go into the park with a kombi just for a little drive while you stay at Sendelingsdrift or not? Any advice will be helpfull.

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 Post subject: Re: Rictersveld
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:57 am 
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:shock: No help here? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Rictersveld
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I would also like to do a trip to the Rictersveld and some info would be much welcome. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rictersveld
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:56 am 
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Have a peek in theindex picnic there is some info there ...The latter pages are the most up to date..

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld
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Thank you Dotty. :thumbs_up: I'll have to do some homework before going. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld
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I haven't been for a few years, but the tar road from the N7 to Port Nolloth is excellent, as is the one from PN to Alex Bay. The dirt road to SD was fine also.

I would fill up at Alex Bay with fuel, as it was erratic at SD.

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld
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:shock: Do you drive past Alexander bay? :? I'll have to get my map work sorted. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld
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I did!

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