We have six nights booked at R/veld for mid September
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:
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.)