Goegap Nature Reserve

Goegap Nature Reserve

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

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

Goegap Nature Reserve activities and attractions. 

  • Wildflower garden
  • Indigenous succulence
  • Horse Trails:  or 082 8775764
  • Mountain bike trails with own mountain bikes
  • 4×4 routes 60km in total
  • 3 circular routes ranging from 19-23km
  • Information centre
  • Picnic sites
  • 7 Camping sites are available for overnight visitors
  • There are Huts available
  • Hiking Trails: 5 single day trails ranging from 4-12km

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 a perfect morning, day or afternoon outing. 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 the reserve.

Goegap Nature Reserve Information. 

Opening Times: 07:30 am – 16h30 pm.
Admission fees: R30.00.
Camping fees: R90 per person.
Hut Accommodation fees: R160.00 per person.
Contact Details:  Tel 027 718 9906
Contact Email: 

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.


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