Namaqualand – Namaqua National Park
About the Birding
Most visitors will land up in the Skilpad section of the National Park, where its quaint chalets with indoor fireplaces for the cold winter evenings are situated in some really good vegetation and put you right into some of the most popular flower-viewing localities in the area. Birding is rather slow outside of the flower season, but at any time of the year one could search for Southern Black Korhaan, Cape Clapper Lark and the adorable Black-headed Canary in the open areas of the reserve, accessible by sedan.
About the Birding Site
Hear the word Namaqualand, and your mind should instantly be overwhelmed with visuals of colourful carpets of spring daisies. This park lies within the Succulent Karoo biome, one of the biodiversity hotspots with global recognition. Over 3000 species of plant occur here, half of them found nowhere else in the world.
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Access and facilities:
South African Citizens & Residents (with ID): R48 per adult/day, R24 per child/day
SADC Nationals (with passport): R96 per adult/day, R48 per child/day
Standard Conservation Fee: R96 per adult/day, R48 per child/day
Gate hours vary month to month, please visit the website prior to arrival for details.
Times range from 05:30-18:30 in Summer (October to March) and from 06:00-17:30 in Winter (May to July). Camp gate times are the same, however, between November to January they open at 04:30.