Meet your hosts, Johan and Magda who want to make the impossible, possible. They want to provide a special service to persons, who would otherwise not have been able to visit the area.
They accommodate persons who do not have 4x4 vehicles, or camping equipment, or who are intimidated by the remoteness of the Richtersveld Mountain Desert. They gladly tour with people without camping experience, and make it as comfortable as possible.
On tour, the staff provides an all inclusive service, preparing tasty meals, putting up, and preparing the comfortable tents and bedding, and they even wash the dishes. While these preparations are done by the Richtersveld Tours crew, the guests have time to relax or explore the camp areas after a full day's activities.
Tours are custom made, and planned with the client's requirements in mind.
We tour with small, and personal groups, not exceeding 8 persons, unless they book together. Accommodation in Port Nolloth before and after the tour is included in our packages.
On tour, we focus on many different aspects of this extremely unique area. We look at the recent history, which includes the copper, and diamond mining. We also look at how weather patterns were affected by major geological changes over millions of years. The weather results in certain vegetation. Here we look at unique plants, often growing in micro-climates. Many of these plants are endemic to the Richtersveld. We look at medicinal, as well as other, uses.
Landscapes are very unique, and absolutely breathtaking in places. It is a lot to absorb, and taking good photos to enjoy later, is a MUST!
We do tours all year around, although we recommend certain times of the year, when the weather is less extreme. It is a mountain desert, and one should expect harch conditions.
Richtersveld Tours is a family business, and where possible, the whole De Waal family will join the trip.
Johan and Magda are also very much involved with the Richtersveld Community, with other projects. They know the area very well, and can arrange special activities, involving individuals from the other villages of the Richtersveld.
For an unforgettable, and personal experience in the Richtersveld and other parts of the Northern Cape Province, Johan and Magda can be contacted.