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Conjure up a desolate and forbidding landscape, seemingly devoid of life, except for some people dotting along the horizon. Make a startling discovery upon closer inspection when the mirage dissolves into the human-like half-mens (half person) and the harsh environment prove to be a treasure-chest containing the world's richest desert flora.

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Reed Cabins (RC2) - Tatasberg Wilderness Camp

Exterior Porch Dining Bedroom Bathroom

Tatasberg Wilderness Camp, within sight of the Orange River, is beautifully constructed of natural materials that blend into the surrounds. The uniquely designed chalets have their own design, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and are fully equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, linen and fridge/freezer. Solar panels provide light and gas geysers provide hot water. Read more...

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Featured Activity

Fly fishing in the Orange River

Photo of river

Admire the contrast of the rugged landscape and mighty Orange River while flyfishing from it's banks.

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Visitor Tips

  1. Visitors should always have a good supply of water.
  2. A 4x4 is required to traverse the Park.
  3. As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  4. Binoculars and cameras are a must.
  5. An extra spare wheel, tools, spares, enough food and extra water containers are essential.

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Desert Knights Mountain Bike Adventure taking place from 02 - 08 September 2017:

We are excited to announce that the 2nd Desert Knights Mountain Bike Adventure is taking place from 02 - 08 September 2017.

We apologise in advance for any disturbance the 50 very excited cyclists may cause to tourists camping at De Hoop and Richtersberg campsites between 5 and 6 September 2017. We will endeavour to keep any disruptions to a minimum.

Park Management

Pontoon at Sendelingsdrift open:

The Pontoon at Sendelingsdrift is open and operational as of today, 04 April 2016. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Hours for the laundry facilities:

Please be advised that the laundry facilities in the camping terrain can only be utilised during working hours which is between 07h30 and 16h00. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Things To See

  1. The halfmens succulent - an iconic feature of the Park and a botanical wonder of the world.
  2. The Hand of God rock formation
  3. Jackal Buzzard
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