Northern Cape Game and Nature ReservesGoegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve lies about 15 kilometres east from Springbok. The bext time to visit the reserve to fully enjoy its splendour is from late July or August through to October, if you are wanting to see the spring flowers. (Depending on the rains the flowers may be earlier or later and this varies from year to year).
The Goegap Nature Reserve with its granite peaks and sandy plains are dominated by Carolusberg, the highest point in the area. Goegap's wild flower garden contains an enormous collection of succulents endemic to the area. A visit to the Goegap Nature Reserve will make a lasting impression with the spectacular annual display of wild flowers in spring.
Besides the unbelievable number of floral species, Goegap Nature Reserve boasts a recorded 45 mammalian species including springbok, gemsbok, the endangered Hartman's Zebra and the aardwolf amongst several others.
Bird lovers will enjoy the more than 92 recorded South African bird species which can be viewed in the park including ostriches, black eagles, spotted dikkops and ground woodpeckers.
Those looking for hiking and other outdoor activities will be pleased to know that the reserve is home to the Myers hiking trail which is an excellent option if spotting a wide variety of wildlife is on your agenda. A few other hikes are laid out in the reserve varying in length (from 2 to 8 kilometres) and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Popular Attractions IN Goegap Nature Reserve
Hester Malan Flower Garden
The Hester Malan Flower Garden is a feast for sore eyes during spring when the wild flowers come into show in full force. The garden is in the Goegap Nature Reserve about 10 km east of Springbok, close to the Augrabies Falls National Park and...
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Goegap Nature Reserve MTB Trails
The Northern Cape offers a different terrain for those who do not often visit. Goegap Nature Reserve is beautiful and desert-like; a harsh terrain that is a melting pot of kokerbome (giant aloes) and halfmens trees, great swathes of sand, rocks...
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Popular Attractions NEAR Goegap Nature Reserve
Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve
The 1000-ha Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve lies to the west of Kamieskroon and has a somewhat higher precipitation factor than the surrounding areas due to its proximity to the coast. The mountainous Kamiesberg area east of Kamieskroon is also superb...
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