Namaqua National Park in South Africa

Accommodation in Namaqua National Park

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Namaqua Crayfish Camp - Namaqualand Crayfish Camp Dome Tent from: ZAR 2150
Namaqua Flower Beach Camp - Namaqualand Namaqua Flower Beach Camp from: ZAR 1850
Namaqua Flower Skilpad Camp - Namaqualand Dinner from: ZAR 160
Namaqua Flower Skilpad Camp - Namaqualand Skilpad Camp Dome Tent from: ZAR 1500
Namaqua National Park Delwerskamp, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Skuinsbaai Noord, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Varswater, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Bouldersbaai, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Koringkorrelbaai, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Bamboeskamp, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Skuinsklip, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135
Namaqua National Park Skilpad, Chalet (CH2/4) from: ZAR 620
Namaqua National Park Skilpad, Chalet (CH2/4Z) from: ZAR 620
Namaqua National Park Kwass se Baai, Camp Site (CK6) from: ZAR 135

Namaqua National Park

Escape to the land of contrasts, where the rigorous climate has created a myriad of life forms superbly adapted to their specific habitat. Fields of flowers, starstudded nights, quiver trees, enormous granite outcrops and the icy Atlantic are but a few wonders that await the visitor to what is truly the creators playground. The South African National Parks is currently developing national parks to protect the fragile ecosystems of Namaqualand. No park run accommodation currently exists and since this is a developing park, there are no camping or overnight facilities. Visitors can, however, get accommodation at various establishments in the region. A farm stall on the adjacent farm offers light meals, refreshments and an outlet to purchase souvenirs.Adventure and outdoor activities
  • Circular drive with viewpoints during the spring flowering season.
  • Several short nature trails.
  • Picnic sites.
  • A seasonal visitor information centre will be available shortly.
PROJECTS
  • Caracal research
GENERAL INFORMATION-Climate
Namaqualand falls within the winter rainfall region of South Africa. The highest rainfall period is from June to August. Average winter temperatures vary between 7°C and 19°C, while the winter temperatures vary between 20°C and 32°C.-Day Visitors
Day visitors account for all current visitors to the park.-Emergencies
Park: Tel +27 27 6721948 • Fax +27 27 672 1948-Handy Hints
The establishment of the proposed national parks in the region will not only benefit the threatened environment, but will also be a catalyst for the region and, in particular, its tourism potential.-Office Hours
More Information will be published as soon as it becomes available-Take Note
  • Pets are not allowed in a national park.
  • It is an offence to pick flowers or to remove plants or any other material from the park.
  • There are limited toilet facilities in the park.
  • Vehicle repairs, post office and police services are available at Kamieskroon. Medical services only in Springbok, which is 67 km away.
  • Enquiries about this developing park and the Skilpad flower reserve should be made to +27 27 6721948.
-Travel / How to get there
  • The topography is characterised by granite outcrops with large round or flat exposed rock separated by sandy alluvial valleys. It is situated some 495 km from Cape Town off the N7 route to Namibia, and 67 km from the town of Springbok in the north. The nearest town is Kamieskroon, which is some 22 km from the reserve and park offices.
-Gate Hours
The reserve is open during the spring flower season from 08:00 to 17:00. The flowers are at their best between 10:30 and 16:00. A fee is payable at the start of the 5 km ciruclar drive.-Wheelchair Access
With the park's developmental status, no specific facilities for people with mobility impairment exist. However as the park develops, the needs of people with all forms of disability will be considered.FAUNA AND FLORA Namaqualand is renowned for its annual mass display of wild flowers in spring and a rich diversity of succulent plants, with an estimated 3500 species, more than 1000 endemic to the area. Amphibians and reptiles are well represented, with a number of endemic species. The mammal species that have adapted to these harsh conditions include klipspringer, aardvark, baboon, steenbok, duiker, porcupine, black-backed jackal and leopard. Birds are typical of the dry arid western regions of the country. Look out for Black Harriers. Vegetation
The park has been described as typical Namaqualand broken veld with a great variety of smaller succulents, such as Crassula spp., Adromischus spp., Pelargonium spp., stapeliands and Cotyledon spp., as well as annuals and bulbous plants. It is also described as part of the succulent Karoo biome, dividing the area into the strandveld succulent Karoo, Upland Succulent Karoo, Lowland Succulent Karoo and North-western Mountain Renosterveld (Fynbos Biome). The Namaqualand broken veld merges east into the mountain renosterveld of the hills and mountains of the Kamiesberg Range, part of the fynbos biome. Four of the highest peaks exceed 1 500 m while Rooiberg (south), the highest land surface in Namaqualand, reaches 1 700 m. The Kamiesberg range consists of at least 22 endemic taxa. Endemics (especially dwarf succulent shrubs) are clustered in broken, rocky habitats rather than sandy or loamy flats. Remaining endemics are likely to be geophyte members of the Iridaceae, Amarylliadaceae and Geraniaceae, also confined to winter rainfall areas. The hills and mountains of the Kamiesberg Range contains 201 endemic species while in the middle of the Kamiesberg Range lies the Kamiesberg Mountain, an endemic centre with 79 endemic species confined to this small area.