General Information

The Namaqua National Park is situated in the heart of the Succulent Karoo. The Succulent Karoo biome is divided into 134 different vegetation types and about 40% of the plant species found are endemic and occur nowhere else on earth. It is no wonder that the Succulent Karoo was declared one of only 25 biodiversity hotspots on the planet, of which it is the only purely arid one.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Park has grown to 150 000ha and stretches from the Skilpad Section on the escarpment westwards towards the coast. The gradient from the escarpment to the coast is important from an upland-lowland and rainfall perspective. These factors contribute to the species richness of the Park and create migratory routes and refuge for species. These gradients will also play a significant role in helping species to cope with the effects of global warming which is predicted to have a major impact on this region.

Luiperdskloof Guest Cottage, on the Caracal Eco Route. The cottage:

  • 3 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 2 with single beds - sleeps 6 people
  • Small fireplace inside
  • Baai (barbeque) area outside

A new rest camp with stunning vistas over the Park and beyond that includes:

  • 4 self-catering cottages
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fireplaces inside and outside
  • Large enclosed verandah
  • Each unit has two single beds and a ¾ sleeper couch suitable for an additional adult or two children.

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