Goegap Nature Reserve

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Goegap Nature Reserve

This 7 000 hectare nature reserve, just east of Springbok, supports 600 different indigenous plant species, 45 mammal species and 94 bird species.

The characteristic granite domes and peaks of the region contrast with the sandy plains, where springbuck, gemsbok and Hantam’s Zebra forage.

Bird enthusiasts can look forward to spotting the Cape Eagle Owl, Black Eagle, Booted Eagle, Ludwig’s Bustard, White-backed Mousebird, Karoo Eremomela and the Dusky Sunbird to name but a few.

The Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden within the reserve showcases many Namakwa succulents and features a rock garden. This succulent garden is also the starting point to a 17-km tourist loop, which one can drive to explore
a cross section of the reserve’s habitats. 

There are also 4×4 routes for exploring further afield. Between August and
September the region bursts into a display of floral grandeur.

The reserve is open from 08:00 to 16:30 all year round. An entrance fee is payable at the gate.


Goegap Nature Reserve
Tel: +27 (0)27 718 9906