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Arid Cultural Event and exhibitions

21 September 2016

This year the Arid Cultural Event, was nothing sort of pure cultural grandeur. The Arid region, which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and Mokala National Park has for the last seven years held this flagship regional event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT). The department has proven to be a worthy partner over and over again. 

Media Release: World Ranger Day celebrated in the Arid Region

08 August 2016

World Ranger Day is organised by the International Ranger Federation and was first held in 2007. Around the globe, rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day, celebrated on 31 July, offers a chance to support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. 

Media Release: Desert Knights MTB Challenge 2016

29 April 2016

The first bi-annual Desert Knights MTB Adventure took place during 18 - 23 April 2016. This six day multi-stage mountain-biking event started at Hobas Camp site (Fish River Canyon) in Namibia and ended in  |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Cycling took place during the late afternoon into the late evening, at night over the full-moon period, and the event included a portion of canoeing in the Orange River.  The total distance covered were 275 km cycling and 34.5 km of canoeing down the Orange River. This year, 78 enthusiasts from all corners of South Africa took part in the event.

Media Release: World Wetlands Day Celebrations

07 March 2016

World Wetlands Day was celebrated in February. Conservationists define wetlands as the most productive ecosystems, supporting enormous quantities of unique plants. In South Africa water is considered to be a scarce resource and much of it is polluted. Wetlands help to protect our water supply and are of national importance. They have many essential, life-supporting values. 

Richtersveld under new management

05 February 2016

There is  a new face that will be greeting you the next time you visit the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. In December 2015 a new manager took over the driver seat from Nick de Goede after the latter was transferred to Camdeboo National Park in the Graaff-Reinett area.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

23 October 2015

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Media Release: SANParks Arid Region honors achievers at awards night

27 July 2015

24/07/2015 - The awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of staff in the five Arid Parks, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Mokala National Park, Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

Sendelingsdrift Pontoon reopened

22 April 2014

Please note that the Sendelingsdrift Pontoon in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been reopended. The pontoon was closed as from the end of March due to very high water levels and dangerous objects in the Orange River. 

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

04 November 2013

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. 

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

17 July 2013

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 Transfrontier Park Flood Update

03 April 2013

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 lede 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

02 April 2013

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 lede to the park from the neighbouring country have been flooded and subsequently closed.

Pont closure at Richtersveld NP

11 February 2010

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

19 March 2008

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

08 November 2007

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

22 October 2007

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

13 July 2007

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

29 June 2007

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.

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