Richtersveld National Park - Information Office
Sendelingsdrift (Reuning Mine):
Ten chalets (4 x 4 bed units and 6 x 2 bed units), all with air conditioning, fridge and two plate electric stoves, showers and front porches with views over the Gariep (Orange River). There is a swimming pool in the camp.
There are 18 Campsites and an Environmental Education Centre where school groups can stay over in traditional Nama huts. Showers (cold water only) are available.
12 Campsites with ablutions (cold showers).
This camp, which lies on the banks of the river, has 12 Campsites with ablutions (cold showers).
The 8 Campsites are serviced by Dry Toilets.
No water is available on site and the nearest water point is at Richtersberg (32 km) away.
Tatasberg and Ganakouriep Wilderness Camps:
Each camp consists of:
4 x 2-bed self catering units with showers,
12 volt lighting system, fridges and gas stoves (hot and cold water).
Should problems occur with the lights, paraffin lanterns are available.
A caretaker is resident on site.
Please note that the water at Ganakoeriep, Tatasberg and Hakkiesdoring is not suitable for drinking and it is recommended that guests should provide their own drinking water.
Adventure and Outdoor Activities:
Flowering season – between June and October, depending on good rain.
Bird watching – almost 200 species in the park.
Water sports - Canoeing, swimming and rafting in the Orange River.
4 x 4 driving - The park is only accessible by means of a 4x4 vehicle
Vensterval Trail (4 days, 3 nights)
Lelieshoek-Oemsberg Trail (3 days, 2 nights)
Kodaspiek Trail (2 days, 1 night)
The above mentioned are only available from 1 April to 30 September
Guided walking trails will be conducted from a base camp called Hakiesdoring hiking camp soon.
Hiking Trails Base Camp:
The Hiking Trails Base Camp, in the panoramic Ganakouriep Valley accommodates 9 people. Gas stoves, fridges and hot showers are available. Groups under the control of an appropriately qualified guide may be allowed to hike. Bookings for this unit will be taken three months in advance. It is also an ideal location from which to explore the Park by vehicle. Note that the water is not suitable for drinking and it is recommended that guests should bring their own drinking water. The cost of this unit is R600 for the first four people and R100 for each subsequent person.
No shops in the park, but fuel and cold drinks can be purchased at a small general store at Sendelingsdrift. The shop is open on weekdays only.
Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:00
Saturday : 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 08:30 – 13:00
1 October to 30 April: 07:00 – 19:00
1 May to 30 September: 07:00 – 18:00
Contact person: Louisa Links and Anna Cloete
Telephone: 027 831 1506
Website: http://www.south-north.co.za or http://celtis.sanparks.org/parks/richtersveld/default.php