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Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park

17 August 2001

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding

On 17 August 2001 the Minister Environmental Affairs of Namibia, Minister Philemon Malima and his South African counterpart, Minister Valli Moosa, signed the Memorandum of Understanding towards the establishment of the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park. This 5 086 km? TFCP merges the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park on the Namibian side, which incorporates the famous Fish River Canyon, with the South African Richtersveld National Park, which is owned by the Richtersveld communities but contractually managed by South African National Parks.

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20 April 2015Desert Kayak Trails set to be launched

Plans are afoot to officially launch the fully-guided and catered Desert Kayak Trails in June this year.

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26 January 2015Cross-border school visit

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park experienced a first when prefects from a primary school in Oranjemund in Namibia came to visit from 16 - 18 January.

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23 October 20142015 Desert Knights Mountain Bike Tour

The annual Desert Knights mountain bike tour was held for the fifth time in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park from 7-13 September this year. This unique adventure consists of five days of c

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30 June 2014Richtersveld Wildrun™

The rugged mountains of the Richtersveld National Park proved to be the perfect backdrop for the 57 trail runners who set out on the inaugural 150 kms Richtersveld Wildrun™ which was held over four

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10 March 2014Joint training in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park's management committee is always looking for innovative ideas to lure visitors to the park and the idea of kayak trails was mooted. The image of kayak trail

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14 November 2013/Ai/Ais-Richtersveld park manager excels

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park features magnificent barren landscapes, the world’s second largest canyon, the Fish River Canyon, and the richest succulent flora on earth. Looking after

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17 October 2013High-Angle Mountain Rescue Training

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a desolate landscape with spectacular canyons and mountain passes. But for all their magnificence, these canyons with their sheer rock faces pose real da

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30 November 20122012 Desert Knights Mountain Biking Tour

The October full moon provided the perfect send-off for a group of intrepid mountain bikers on their journey of approximately 300 km through the stark, desolate areas of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Trans

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19 October 2012Transfrontier park provides further training

Top row: Julius Sikeso explaining a rock formation (l) and fieldwork (r). Bottom row: Julius explaining the Fish River Canyon (l) fieldwork (r) Photographer: Johanna Ashimbanga (NWR) Building

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26 September 20122012 Fish River clean up

The annual Fish River Canyon hiking trail season starts on the 1stof May and ends on the 15th of September. It is an extremely popular trail and, as people from all over the world book for it, it is

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