The Richtersveld World Heritage Site
A quick overview of the Richtersveld World Heritage Site - previously called the Community Conservancy - also a good visual…
The Big Snake
Around the campfire, Oom Willem tells the story of his encounter with the big snake of Nama legend
What to do and see in the area
The !Gariep, or ‘Great River’.
!Gariep, meaning 'Great River', is its Nama name. The Orange River is the only perennial river in the region. It traverses almost the entire continent to end in what feels like an oasis in the desert region of the Karoo and Southern Namib. Its rich biodiversity and the shelter it provides for threatened bird species have made it a Ramsar Site'a Wetland of International Importance.
Petroglyphs - ancient engravings of the San
San rock engravings, known as petroglyphs, can be found in several places in the Richtersveld. It is thought that the ancestors of the San chipped these engravings on the black dolomite rocks and that the majority date back at least 2 000 years.