Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 4
Birds: 6
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 6

Lookout for

Aardvark
Duiker
Steenbok
Porcupine
Jackal
Baboon

As if by magic a tapestry of brilliant colours unfold enticingly along the winding roads of the Namaqua National Park. Butterflies and birds dart around among the flowers, seemingly overwhelmed by the abundance and diversity. Every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with Namaqualand daisies and other spring flowers that pulse with sheer energy and joy. Next to some eye-catching succulents, a porcupine and a tall aloe pay witness to a baboon overturning a rock and pouncing on a scorpion. During early August and September, the dusty valleys of Namaqualand are transformed into a wonderland, carpeted with wildflowers. With its winter rainfall, Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and more than a 1000 of its estimated 3500 plant species are found nowhere else on earth. Fields of flowers, star studded nights, quiver trees, enormous granite outcrops and the icy Atlantic are but a few wonders that await the visitor.

Why we like it

Incredible biodiversity; Unique species; Spectacular flower blooms; Breathtaking landscapes

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 700 kmĀ²
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Namaqua Speckled Padloper
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Kamieskroon

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Bamboeskamp Campsite, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Boulder Baai Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Delwerskamp Campsite, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Groen River Camp Site, Namaqua Camping
Koringkorrel Baai Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Kwass Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp Full Board
Skilpad Rest Camp, Namaqua Affordable Self-catering
Skuinsbaai Noord Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Skuinsklip Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping
Varswater Camp Site, Namaqua Affordable Camping

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
West Coast to Kalahari Safari Tour Middle 11 days

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Species list Map

Key Species

MAMMALS
Klipspringer
Aardvark
Baboon


BRIDS
Black Harrier
Karoo Lark
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler
Cape Long-billed Lark
Karoo Lark


REPTILES
Speckled Cape Tortoise
Cape Cobra
Namaqua Speckled Padloper


TREES
Quiver Tree
Aloes
Crassula sp.


HABITAT TYPES
Karoo
Fynbos
Flower Fields (seasonal)