It’s the recent proclaimed 22nd National Park of South Africa since 2005. The park now covers 19000 hectares.
- The Valley of Desolation – sometimes referred to as the “Cathedral of the Mountains” provides visitors with an experience ranging from spiritual contact to one of profound awareness of the surroundings majestic beauty.
- Magnificent dolerite pillars rise up to heights of 90-120 meters, providing visitors with awesome panoramic views and an unforgettable experience.
- The Game Viewing Area is home to buffalo and a variety of antelope species such as gemsbok and wildebeest. Birdlife flourishes around the Nqweba Dam and water sports such as fishing are permitted here.
- The Camdeboo Education Centre provides facilities for school groups on overnight educational programmes and can also be used for team building.
Things to seek:
- Wildlife: Buffalo, Springbok, Belsbok, Black wildebeest, Kudu, Grey Duiker, Steenbok
- Birds: Ostrich, Pale Chanting, Goshawk, Rock Kestrel, Namaqua Dove, Diederik Cuckoo, Speckled Mousebird, Brownhooded Kingfisher
- Plants/Trees: Spekboom, Fluitjiesriet, Sweet Thorn Tree, Karoo Bush
- Hiking Trails
- Fishing and Water Sports (permits required)
- Game Viewing
- 4×4 Trail (4×4’s needed)
- Picnic Sites
- Bird Watching
- Self Drive Game viewing in Around About Cars – Car
How to get there:
Take the N1 highway towards Beaufort West. Pass through the town of Beaufort West and then turn right onto the R61 to Aberdeen. At Aberdeen, take the N9 towards Graaff-Reinet.