Rigtersveld

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The mountain range we had to cross to get to the Richtersveld The clouds coming off the cold Atlantic had to clime over this little hill. In October the area had heavy rains, this bridge on the way to the Richtersveld was washed away,
Different views of the Richtersveld National Park, a mountain desert that was actually in full bloom when we were there. Many of the mountain slopes were covered in pretty little white flowers.
 
  The mighty Orange River is the border between South Africa and Namibia
  
Our first view of the Richtersveld in the distance
Desert wildlife!!!!!!!!!!! The road and a faint haze of green that was plant life  
 
You follow river 1 to river 2 to the camp
The next day we took river 3 to the Plato
The camp, you can see the ablution block on the bottom left corner.  
A lovely flat road??? Actually a dry river bed that is used as a road......... but not so good to camp in because flash-floods do occur A river next to a road. The year previous to our visit serious floods had caused damage that was still not erased
Sunlight on the mountains and evidence of the floods in October. The Orange river with mountains in Namibia Our campsite on the banks of the river
The ablution block with two toilet and two showers all with cold water. These are a  new thing in the Richtersveld and are encouraging to many visitors for the amenities A little yellow canary enjoying the washing-up - would have been better if he had actually done the washing-up The white flowers of the Richtersveld
The end of the road...... beyond the sign is the diamond mining area which is out of limits A quiver tree, so named because the bushmen used the bark to make quivers for their arrows. The tree stores water in the trunk making this tree very drought resistant. A curious rock formation. Extreme heat and cold cause the slabs of rock to splinter off in great slabs only a few inches wide giving the appearance of floor tiles.
The road to the camp which got quite bumpy and scary Hermannia stricta - the desert rose. A beautiful plant seen everywhere
OK, so which way?????????????????????? or is it a dual lane hiway? A view from the top
We were all alone the first night, but then others arrived spoiling our peace and quiet

Fishermen camped right next to us and about 20 other vehicles arrived and camped around us, it was awful.

So we left for the Kalahari, which was not on our itinerary
 

Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
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 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
Humans are the creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from them - then write on it ''save the trees''
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 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
Humans are the creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from them - then write on it ''save the trees''
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 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
Humans are the creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from them - then write on it ''save the trees''
Copyright 2000 FD Neytzell-de Wilde. . All rights reserved.

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 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
Humans are the creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from them - then write on it ''save the trees''
Copyright 2000 FD Neytzell-de Wilde. . All rights reserved.

Revised: 2016/9/18

 

 Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.   I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. Mark Twain
Humans are the creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from them - then write on it ''save the trees''
Copyright 2000 FD Neytzell-de Wilde. . All rights reserved.

Revised: 2016/9/18