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Namaqualand falls within the winter rainfall region of South Africa. The highest rainfall period is between June to August. Average winter temperatures vary between 7 degrees and 19 degrees Celsius, while summer temperatures vary between 20 degrees and 42 degrees Celsius.

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.

Take Note

  • Pets are not allowed in a National Park.
  • Vehicle fuel and ATM facilities are available in the nearby town Springbok (87km away)- not in the park itself.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • It is an offence to pick flowers or to remove plants or any other material from the park.
  • There are limited toilet facilities in the park.
  • Vehicle repairs, post office and police services are available at Kamieskroon. Medical services only in Springbok, which is 67 km away.
  • Enquiries about this developing park and the Skilpad flower reserve should be made to (027) 672 1948.

Wheelchair Access

With the Park's developmental status, few specific facilities for people with mobility impairment exist. There is one of the four cottages at Skilpad Rest Camp that is adapted for use by mobility impaired guests and there is a universally accessible ablution at the Skilpad Visitor Centre. However as the Park develops, the needs of people with all forms of disability will be considered.

Contact Information

For enquiries e-mail Namaqua National Park or phone us on the following numbers:

  • Park Tel: +27 (0)27 672 1948
  • Fax: +27 (0)27 672 1015

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Did You Know?

  • It is world renowned for its spectacular spring flower displays