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Richtersveld Birding Route, Namaqualand

On the Richtersveld Birding RouteOn the shores of the Orange River lies the Richtersveld. The Richtersveld National Park is a semi-arid region with Karoo-like vegetation. It is best to go birding in the Richtersveld National Park from the start of spring to the middle of Summer. It  is home to most dryland bird species of the Northern Cape.

Put the Jackal Buzzard, Karoo Thrush, Barlow’s Lark and Orange River White-eye on your tick-list. See the full birding checklist.

Birding in the Richterveld is best done as part of an experience. The Richtersveld, a world heritage site, has the most amazing scenery in a remote desert environment. Set in a great loop of the Orange River, the deep canyons and jagged mountains, unusual rock colours, the rare kokerboom or quiver tree, the strange halfmens tree, unique succulents and isolation make for a lifetime experience. In spring, the desert can bring forth a host of wild flowers.

Only 4×4 vehicles are allowed in the park.

Full article on Richtersveld. For more information and bookings: Richtersveld National Park.

More info on the quaint town of Richtersveld More info on the Namaqualand area

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