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The Richtersveld, Northern Namaqualand, Northern Cape The Richtersveld is the name for both a demarcated region of the Northern Cape Namaqualand region, and a unique, stark, awe-inspiring but fragile landscape and biome. The Richtersveld is found in the very north-west of the Northern Cape and over the border into Namibia. Vioolsdrift is the last town before entering the Richtersveld. Most of the Richtersveldt is protected within the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Richtersveld World Heritage Site (formerly known as the Richtersveld...

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Richtersveld Birding Route, Namaqualand

Richtersveld Birding Route, Namaqualand

On the shores of the Orange River on BirdLife South Africa's Richtersveld Birding Route live a myriad of spectacular birds. Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

The Richtersveld offers unique mountain desert biome, 'half-men' trees, life giving mists, and an incredible endemic biodiversity Year in the Wild - Roughing it in the Richtersveld

Year in the Wild - Roughing it in the Richtersveld

In the fourth article in a series on his Year in the Wild expedition, taking in 31 South African nature reserves, Scott Ramsay ... More Tourism Articles