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Boesmanland & Richtersveld


From Pofadder to Kleinzee

Boesmanland is a semi-arid region and the landscape is epic, morphing into dwarf shrub and rocky plains balanced with Karoo Koppies prehistoric flat-topped mountains of compacted lava and slowly thinning out into the Kalahari Desert, a large semi-arid sandy savannah that takes you into Namibia.

The Richtersveld is a remote region with a certain esoteric beauty, but why should such a barren place be worthy of World Heritage status? The Richtersveld has both natural and cultural criteria that make it unique. In other words, there’s more to the Richtersveld than first meets the eye.

The Richtersveld National Park is a rugged, desolate and in parts hauntingly beautiful mountain desert set in a great loop of the Orange River. This is a place of deep canyons, jagged mountain ranges, landscapes made vivid by the unusual colours of the rocks and soils, of extremely rare succulents plants such as the curious Kokerboom or Quiver tree and the even stranger Halfmens, and in the north by the broad, languid stretches and white water rapids of the great Orange River.

• Route between Klein Pella and Vioolsdrift
• Crossing the Orange River on a Pont at Sendelingsdrift
• Halfmens
• Quivertrees
• Hand of God
• Magnificent Mountain Ranges

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