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Richtersveld Area Information

The Richtersveld is a unique mountain desert wilderness of great beauty, tucked in the far north-western corner of the Northern Cape in South Africa. It is full of changing scenery, with flat sandy plains in the south, to craggy sharp mountains in the northwest and the lushness of the Orange River.

The Orange River which forms the northern border of the Park is virtually the only standing water in this whole vast region and the rocks are stark and bare - in some places resembling a barren lunar landscape.

The Richtersveld is home to grey rhebok, duiker, steenbok, klipspringer, kudu, Hartman's mountain zebra, baboon, velvet monkey, caracal and leopard. Birdlife is prolific, and 650 plant species have been recorded (the Nama community have specific uses for some 150 of these species, ranging from medicinal and cosmetic to nutritional).

Also peculiar to the Richtersveld is the world's largest diversity of succulents, including the unusual halfmens, a tall succulent plant that bears an uncanny resemblance to the human from when seen outlined against the sky.
In this wilderness lies the 162 445 ha Richtersveld National Park.

Our Trips

5 Nights / 6 Days River Expedition


  • Adults: ZAR 4,850
  • Children under 12:  ZAR 3,450

4 Nights / 5 Days River Expedition:  


  • Adults: ZAR 4,450
  • Children under 12:  ZAR3, 050

Scheduled Departures

  • All our River Expeditions will be departing on your preferred Date!!

We are private group based with a minimum number of 16 people per Expedition to maximize your experience!