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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld advice
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:32 pm 
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We have six nights booked at R/veld for mid September :dance: Excitement is mounting!! And now the nitty gritty of the planning is getting done.

We are staying at Tatasberg and Ganakouriep Wilderness Camps. We are driving up from CT.

1. What route do you guys suggest we take? The website advises:

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a) The quickest way to get to the Park from N7 (RSA) and B1 (Namibia) is to turn off at Steinkopf and approach via Port Nolloth and Alexander Bay with only the last 80km being on dirt.

b) For those wishing to vary their route and get a broader picture of the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld the road from Vioolsdrift, via Kotzehoop, through spectacular scenery to Eksteenfontein and then on to Sendelingsdrift is one well worth traveling. (If you take this route please respect the interests of the Kotzehoop farmers whose crops are affected by the dust from speeding vehicles.)

c) The scenic route via Kuboes, Lekkersing and Eksteenfontein provides an additional dimension of what the region has to offer. Another spectacular route, recommended for 4x4 vehicles only, is over the mountain pass via Helskloof Reserve between Eksteenfontein and Vioolsdrift.


Do b) and c) take that much longer to get to the park?

Any other tips will be most welcome. This is our first visit to the park. (We decided to make it a longer trip than the rush we planned last year.)

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld advice
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We never visited the camps you are staying at DB and we entered the park via Namibia so I am not much help at all. All's I can say is that wherever we went in the Richtersveld it took a lot longer than we anticipated and that was not because we were stopping every 5 mins to photograph birds/animals. ( there weren't many of those).....it is just slow going. I do hope you see some flowers....I was pretty impressed with those.:) Watch out for the monkeys..they are really naughty...:) Enjoy.:)


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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld advice
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Thanks Caracal. We refreshed ourselves reading your R/veld trip report again the other day.

We are going to sleep over at Port Nolloth so we can take a look around that area and then head to the park in good time to get to the camp. Must say we are very excited, and looking forward to seeing the sun :| and hopefully flowers :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Richtersveld advice
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DinkyBird - how were Tatasberg and Ganakouriep camps and which one did you prefer? We stayed at Tatasberg in 2012 and loved it but I am thinking that this time we should try something different.


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