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Windhoek, Namibia

Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park:
With the Orange River as its northern boundary and the adjoining Fish River Canyon Conservation Area in Namibia as its southern boundary the Park, measuring 6 045 km²,  spans some of the most spectacular scenery of the arid and desert environments in southern Africa.

This arid zone is characterised by a unique and impressive variety of succulent plant species and is part of the Succulent Karoo biodiversity hotspot. One outstanding example of such unique life forms is the psammophorous plants, i.e. plant species that are fixing a layer of sand to their surface in order to build a protective shelter against the force of sand storms and the related sand blasting.
 
It comprises the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Resort  in Namibia, which is one of the areas top attractions. Ai-Ais means burning water in the Nama language.

The park is only accessible by means of a 4x4 vehicle, but vehicles with high clearances such as combi’s and LDV’s do travel in the park. Sedan vehicles are not permitted.

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