Goegap Nature Reserve

The Goegap Nature Reserve, with its granite peaks and sandy plains, are dominated by Carolusberg. The highest point in the area. Goegap’s wildflower 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 wildflowers in spring.

You can find some of the most extraordinary floral species in reserve. Goegap, as the locals refer to it,  boasts a recorded 45 mammalian species, including springbok, gemsbok and the endangered Hartman’s Zebra. Aardwolf is one of the endangered species that you can also find in reserve.  Bird lovers will enjoy the more than 92 recorded South African bird species in reserve. The more popular sightings include ostriches, black eagles and spotted thick-knee and ground woodpeckers.

The Goegap Nature Reserve lies 15km southeast of Springbok. You will find typical Namaqua vegetation in reserve.  You can visit the Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden and discover the large variety of indigenous succulents.

Goegap Nature Reserve activities and attractions. 

Witsand Bush Camp

  • 8 people
  • Bedding can be provided
  • Shared Ablutions
  • Solar Power

Jan middelpos Bush camp 

  • Sleep 16 people
  • 4 Huts x 4 beds each
  • Shared Ablutions
  • Gas geysers
  • no power source

Group Camp 

  • 8 units available
  • 2 beds per unit
  • Shared Ablutions
  • Communal kitchen
  • Fridge and gas stove

The nature reserve is perfect for morning, day or afternoon outings. It is suited for those travellers that enjoy discovering new areas and are overnighting in Springbok. It is also a great introduction to the Namaqualand Fauna and Flora. You are welcome to relax and camp overnight in reserve.

Goegap Nature Reserve Information. 

Opening Times: 07:30 am – 16h30 pm.
Admission fees: Adults & Children R30.00.
Childer under the age of 6 years are free of charge.
Pensioners with ID Proof R18.00
Camping fees: R90 per person.
Hut Accommodation fees:

Description No of Sites/units Base Guests Base Rates Max per unit Rate per additional
Bush Huts 1 room with 4 single beds 1-2 R 250 4 R50
Campsite 9 Sites with a max of 2 vehicles 1-2 R 150 6 R50
Chalet Two units with 3 bedrooms, 4 singles, and 1 double 1-2 R1000 6 R50
Group Camp 8 rooms 2 beds each 1-2 R300 16 R50
Witsand Hut 4 bedrooms, 2 singles beds per room 1-2 R360 8 R50

Contact Details:  Tel 027 718 9906
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It is close to Springbok, but at the same time offer a great escape into the Namaqualand Nature Reserve. We can recommend the reserve for nature lovers and hikers that enjoy the into the wild concept.