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Sendelingsdrift Pontoon closed until further notice

Date: 2014-03-23

Kindly note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon will be closed due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River. 

Flash Floods Inside and Outside of |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Date: 2014-01-09

We experienced some flash floods inside of the park, specifically at De Hoop entrance, Akkedis Pass and downwards from Halfmens pass to Oena mine.

Media Release: Arid region... Jou lekker ding!

Date: 2013-11-04

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) recognised deserving conservationists at their 9th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on Friday, 1 November 2013. 

Media Release: SANParks celebrates by Connecting to Society

Date: 2013-09-18

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated with the community on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at the annual Arid Cultural Event in /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. 

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update

Date: 2013-04-08

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update as at 12:00 p.m on 8 April 2013.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update

Date: 2013-04-04

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park flood update as at 12:00 p.m on 4 April 2013.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Flood Update

Date: 2013-04-03

Update at 16:00 on 3 April 2013, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to remind guests on their way to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from Namibia that, as a result of heavy rains, roads leading to the park from the neighbouring country, Namibia, have been flooded and subsequently closed. All the access road on the South African side of the park are still open and accessible.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld National Park Road closures

Date: 2013-04-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) today released an urgent warning to all guests on their way to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from Namibia that, as a result of heavy rains, roads leading to the park from the neighbouring country have been flooded and subsequently closed.

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Desert Knights Mountain-Biking Tour in |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Date: 2012-08-20

Namibia Wildlife Resorts is pleased to introduce the 2012 Desert Knights Mountain-Biking Tour within the |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park which will take place from the 28th October to the 1st November 2012.  

Richtersveld NP: Two camps closed for reservations due to heavy flooding

Date: 2011-03-29

Both Tatasberg Wilderness Camp and Richtersveld Camp Site at the Richtersveld National Park have been closed for reservations up to 10 June 2011 due to flood damage.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld TP: Campsite and accommodation updates

Date: 2011-01-07

After the recent floods, campsite and accommodation bookings are now available as from 17 March 2011.

Richtersveld’s Ganakoeriep Wilderness Camp can soon be booked online!

Date: 2010-07-16

Ganakoeriep Wilderness Camp in the Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park will be officially placed on the online booking system for reservations as from 1 August 2010.

Pont closure at Richtersveld NP

Date: 2010-02-11

The Pont at Sendelingsdrift Rest Camp in the Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park is closed at the moment due to high river levels.

Kokerboomkloof Camping Site Temporarily Closed

Date: 2008-03-19

The Kokerboomkloof Camping Site in Richtersveld National Park has been closed temporarily due to inoperable ablution blocks. No new reservations will be accepted for Kokerboomkloof until the problem has been rectified. However, Richtersveld has made arrangements to accommodate existing reservations and will be providing them with portable chemical toilets. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Story of the Sendelingsdrif Pontoon

Date: 2007-11-08

The design and use of pontoons is an interesting world wide and century’s old technique used to transport people and goods across rivers. Only a few pontoons are still in use in the African river transport business-including the newly opened Pont at Sendelingsdrif...

Media Release: Two New Border Crossings for the Northern Cape

Date: 2007-10-22

The Northern Cape has two brand-new border posts, both in National Parks, linking South Africa and Namibia. This will be of great benefit to these more isolated areas of the province and will make the attractions of the wide-open spaces that the eco-tourist seeks, more accessible.

Closure of Ganakouriep Wilderness Camp

Date: 2007-07-13

Ganakouriep Wilderness Camp in Richtersveld National Park has been closed for renovations as all the accommodation units have been damaged by strong winds...

Twenty-two New Sites Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Date: 2007-06-29

Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 June – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 22 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its ongoing session in Christchurch. The new inscriptions include 16 cultural, five natural and one mixed, cultural and natural property, including the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape.

Richtersveld Declared A World Heritage Site

Date: 2007-06-28

The Richtersveld, bordering on to the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been awarded world heritage status. It is the eighth such site in the country...

Opening of Border Facilities at Sendelingsdrift

Date: 2007-04-23

The delays in the opening of the Pont (Ferry) and associated Immigration and Border Control facilities are regretted. The new opening date is tentatively set at 12th October 2007...

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld in Bloom!

Date: 2006-07-03

The |AI-|Ais/Richtersvled Transfrontier Park is a fascinating place of many moods and is at present showing its most flamboyant side to the world. The dramatic park landscape is aflame with an unseasonably early array of colour as many of the tenacious plant species, characteristic of this area, come into bloom.

Update on Richtersveld Flood Damage

Date: 2005-11-18

Information has been received on the access to Richtersveld after the flood damage, from the Park Manager, Andy Davies.

Richtersveld National Park: Notice to all visitors - Flood damage and closure of sections of the park

Date: 2005-10-20

On the afternoon and evening of Monday 17 October 2005 Richtersveld was subjected to storms with high rainfall and strong winds. This extreme weather caused havoc in the area with communities, stock farmers and business’s suffering losses. Thankfully, as far as is currently known there was no loss of human life.


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