Namaqua National Park

Overview

Namaqua National Park is a national park situated in the Northern Cape Province, spanning 700 sq. km. The park is known for its famously vibrant and colourful fields of flowers that bloom in full, stretching fields after the rainy season in spring. For the majority of the year, the park exhibits semi-desert terrain, as the conditions of Namaqua’s environment are severe, the species of both flora and fauna are well-adapted to the specific harshness of their surroundings.

A large majority of the plants inhabiting the park are exclusive to Manaqua and can only be found growing there in the flowering fields of its landscape. Species of flora found in the park include easy recognized, beautiful yellow daisies that make up the vivid yellow hues that create a striking contrast against the open blue skies. Quiver trees, or giant aloe are also found dotting the landscape of the park. Animals that can be found within the park include kudu, leopard, baboon and porcupine, as well as the world’s smallest species of tortoise, the “tent tortoise”. As there is a marine section that also makes up part of Namaqua, other aquatic animals can also be spotted including friendly seals. This charming and colourful area is an ideal location for picnic outings, leisurely walks and scenic drives.

Home To Varied Species Of Animals And Plants.

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Special Things About Namaqua National Park

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What Makes Namaqua National Park A Biodiversity Hotspot?

• Namaqualand falls within the Succulent karoo Biome
• It is one of the world’s only 34 biodiversity hotspots
• Fifteen bioregions are the Namaqua National Park
• Arid Estuarine Salt Marches
• Kamiesberg Mountain Scrubland
• Arid Grassland and Blomveld
• Coastal Duneveld and Heuweltjiesveld
• Inland Duneveld along with Klipkoppe Scrubland
• Rivers, Salt Pans and San Fynbos
• Seashore Vegetation and Strandveld
• Riethuis Wallekraal Quartz Vygieveld
• Oograbies Plains Sandy Grassland
Namaqua National Park is simply stunning! A well-loved camping spot for locals and internationals, this eco-diverse landscape is well worth exploring. From whale-watching to photography, Namaqua National Park has it all! So why you are waiting for, connect with The East Africa Wild today!

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