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Media Release: Namaqua land Springs To Life

Date: 2000-08-16

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The renowned Skilpad Section of the Namaqua National Park has opened its gates to visitors this flower season. The late and erratic rainfall has resulted in a later flower season, but the Skilpad Section is a mass of orange daisies. Visitors that take the time to walk some of the short trails will be rewarded with a spinning diversity of spring annuals and bulbs.

The Namaqua National Park is a developing conservation project that at this stage covers 50 000 hectares. It was officially opened on 4 August 1999 and aims to conserve the biodiversity of the succulent Karoo Biome.

Visitors to the Skilpad section can enjoy a 5 km circular drive, 2 short walking trails, picnic areas and ablution facilities.

The Park is open during August and September from 8:00 to 17:00 daily. Entrance Fees: R10.00 per person. Buses pay an additional R80.00. 

Namaqua National Park
Tel: 027 672 1948 

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