South Africa :: Northern Cape (Namakwaland)
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
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Situated in Namaqualand we see the tapestry of spring flowers come alive during the months of August to September. This is the only arid biodiversity area in the world, offering the visitor its natural flower show each year, along with the Groen and Spoeg rivers.
The Rooikat 4WD route starts at Skilpad and covers a distance of 176-200km. It can be done in a day, but it's a much more comfortable drive when done over 2 days.
There are 4 self-catering units available for overnight stay. There's also camping available near the coast, but the facilities are limited.
The Rooikat Route is a R100 per car, and a R24 Park Fee. They are motorbike friendly. (Aug-2018).
|Address :||Namakwaland, South Africa|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 117, Kamieskroon, 8241|
|Contact :||Bernard van Lente|
|Contact 2 :||Elanza van Lente|
|Tel :||+27(0)27 672 1948|
|Fax :||+27(0)27 672 1015|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||Vodacom|
|Best Time to Visit :||Early August / September|
|Gate Opening and Closing Times :||08:00 - 17:00|
|Reception Opening and Closing Times :||08:00-17:00|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Credit Card|
|Fee/s :||Conservation fee is between R41-R81 per person. (Aug-2018)|
|Nearest ATM :||22km/Kamieskroon|
|Nearest Bank :||Kamieskroon/22km|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping|
|Game Viewing, Picnics, Hiking Trails|
|Game to View:||Caracal. Steenbok. Klipspringer. Black-Backed Jackal. Leopard and Grey Duiker.|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Number of Trails :||1|
|Trail Length :||56km|
|Closest Town :||Kamieskroon|
FUEL AND ATM:
Vehicle fuel and ATM facilities are not available in the park itself but at the nearby town Springbok 87km away.
OTHER FACILIT: IES
Vehicle repairs, post office and police services are available at Kamieskroon. Medical services only in Springbok. No shop, restaurant or fuel is available in Namaqua National Park.
Travellers must take along their own firewood.
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