Things to do near
Richtersveld National Park
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Fish River Canyon Park (70.5 km from Richtersveld National Park)
The Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail is a tough challenge, one that draws seasoned hikers and trail runners from around the globe.
The Fish River snakes through this vast canyon and rugged terrain, and hikers follow the river for 5 days, covering a distance of 88 km on reaching Ais Ais. There are no facilities and hikers need to be completely self-sufficient.
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 72 km
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Four By Four Trails
Noordoewer (70.7 km from Richtersveld National Park)
Aussenkehr Nature Park is located about 42 km from Noordoever in Namibia. Aussenkehr has two trails that run either through the mountain and sand and the other along the river front. The mountain trail is relatively easy and follows a dry riverbed through a canyon. The trail starts close to Tandjiesberg Mountain Range and heads towards the Springbokvlakte Plateau and ends at Sjambok on the bank of the Orange River. The second trail is about 100 km and travels over sand and through the Gamkab River Canyon and follows the riverbed for 10 km.
Each trail is about 100 km long and takes a full day to complete one. The trails have a difficulty grading of 1 to 2 and a 4x4 and 4x2 vehicle can be used. Low range and high clearance is required. These are self-drive trails.