What to see and do
Getaway, relax and unwind!
This is the idyllic place to peacefully unwind and enjoy nature.
Swimming in the Orange River
We promise that there are no crocodiles, but please be cautious of the flowing current and make sure that children are under adult supervision at all times.
The Orange River is a fisherman’s delight. Large and Smallmouth Yellowfish, Sharptooth Catfish, Orange River Mudfish and Tilapia being popular angling species.
(Please don’t forget to bring your Freshwater Angling Permit available from Post Offices). We encourage catch and release using barbless hooks or flies.
The Orange River is a popular river-rafting destination. Visit www.aquatrails.co.za for trip dates and details. You are welcome to bring your own canoes, kayaks etc., but please no motorised watercraft.
Over 195 bird species have been recorded in the Richtersveld region. A Birder’s paradise so don’t forget those binoculars.
Ancient Rock Art Engravings Site (Petroglyphs)
The ancient rock engravings (known as petroglyphs) found in the Richtersveld and around our camp are thought to be of San or Strandloper origin. The ancient geodesic designs chiselled with quartzite into the black dolomite rock outcrops by the earliest inhabitants are believed to date back thousands of years.
IAi-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
The Richtersveld Wilderness Camp is perfectly situated as an idyllic stopover for those routing to or from the Park.
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape World Heritage Site
Our camp is situated on the doorstep of the Nababiep / Hellskloof Nature Reserve and the adjoining Richtersveld Botanical World Heritage Site. Visit http://www.richtersveld-conservancy.org/ for information and permits.
Spring flowers are spectacular, rare succulents and the mysterious “Halfmens” and Quiver Trees are to be seen growing on the mountain slopes overlooking the camp.
The Richtersveld World Heritage Site and IAi-IAis / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park offer established 4×4 routes and the old prospector’s jeep tracks for adventurous travellers.
Gravel roads and old jeep tracks abound for you to explore.
Far from the city lights, the Richtersveld night sky heralds a carpet of stars. We like to think of it as 5 Billion Star camping!