Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park reviews


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Located on the border of South Africa and Namibia, austere, arid Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is situated in a mountain desert. Established as a conservation area in 1968, the park was in 2003 founded via international treaty as a peace park. Today, the Richtersveld portion is managed by South African National Parks, and the Fish River Canyon is overseen ... ...

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 11, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2010.
The Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is so called because it spans the borders of South African and Namibia. Transfrontier Parks are a relatively new development in southern Africa, formed in recognition that natural ecosystems and their management shouldn’t necessarily coincide with political boundaries. The Ai-Ais Richtersveld covers a huge area with differ... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 23, 2013   |   Visited: Aug 2009.
The harsh environment of the Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park brings its own unforgettable charm. This desert location falling in both South African and Namibian borders is home to less impressive wildlife numbers; the park’s predators include leopard, african wild cat and caracal and you may be lucky to spot them. But, the park nevertheless offers an excep... read more
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Safari suitability: 4 / 10
Visitors seeking traditional safari fare may find themselves disappointed, but plant enthusiasts and admirers of tough desert beauty may well enjoy the desert’s dazzling peaks, plants, birds and bats.
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