Ai-Ais Richtersveld National Park
Reviewed by Willie Nortje from South Africa on
10 April 2008
We stayed at the Hoop on the 2008-03-24 till the 27th. There were the following problems - as we arrived, we could hardly find a spot to camp - too much campers. We counted more than 20 families. (I have heard that sometimes campers for the Richtersberg does not go all the way, and then overnights at De Hoop). This poses a problem for us who has actually booked.
The ablutions (men's toilet) had no running water and after every use, there was a hygienic problem. Also, there is no caretaker on the premises that could take care of the problem.
Please make the visitors more aware of their duty - to keep the place clean, no littering, to remove own litter and to use the toilets decently. Make people aware that they definitely need a 4 x 4 vehicle with low rage for eg the Akkedispas.
Otherwise we loved the place and hope it will be conserved for the future.