This is a land steeped in legends and mysteries, where dramatic desert landscape and weird rock formations easily trigger the imagination and plays with one’s senses. The biological diversity is matched with cultural richness in this World Heritage Site that never fails to enthrall even the most widely traveled visitor.It is a combination of the diverse habitats including sandy plains, deep-cut river Valleys and Mountains and the occasional fog that periodically comes rolling in from the Sea. This phenomenon led to the Region’s tremendous biodiversity. Sanddrift lies right on the banks of the Orange River, known locally as the Gariep. This River forms the natural Border between, South Africa and Namibia. Tucked away in the Trans Hex mining area, Sanddrift is accessible from Alexander Bay, Eksteenfontein and Kuboes, partially on tar and dirt roads. One of the last small Towns before the Richtersveld National Park, Sanddrift is the ideal place to stop-over.
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