Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
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  • Andre H
    Cape Town, South Africa416 contributions
    Great Scenery
    We visited the Reserve on the 24 Aug 2021 & it was a nice experience. There are many picnic spots throughout the Reserve with some amazing views over the fields of flowers. It takes about 45mins to complete the whole tourist flower route. There are 4x4 routes which cost a bit extra. Accommodation is also available in the Reserve. Day visitors cost R30pp . The Reserve is about 15km outside of Springbok & worth a visit while in the area.
    Visited August 2021
    Written 27 August 2021
  • mrd4430
    Marana, Arizona79 contributions
    Quiet and peaceful nature reserve
    We visited this reserve two days in a row as we ran out of time the first day. It was very warm both days but we did a portion of the hike that went up and up and had incredible views. We wanted to do the self drive but ran out of time so came back the next day. The drive was very nice and we mainly saw lizards and zebras. We never saw anyone else the entire time we were there, probably because of the heat. Nice restrooms were available near the main parking lot.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 27 January 2023
  • Deon K
    10 contributions
    Great accommodation, friendly staff and beautiful nature!
    me and my group of 14 were to camp at Goegap Nature Reserve during our recent safari to the Northern Cape. Due to a brewing storm, the staff graciously allowed us to upgrade at minimal cost to the group huts which made our stay extremely enjoyable while the winds were gusting and the rain were falling. Great staff!, Great scenery and very affordable! Thanks Goegab!
    Visited June 2021
    Written 9 July 2021
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kebabcarroll
Knysna, South Africa8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Scenery to die for! Abundant colourful flora. Tourist route very gentle. 4x4 routes challenging, especially if you take one you didn’t intend to!
Written 1 September 2023
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JPStarr
Grand Junction, CO172 contributions
Aug 2023
This reserve is only a few minutes outside Springbok. There is a "Tourist Route" that takes you around a 13 km loop that passes through some beautiful terrain. This loop can be loaded with wildflowers during the South Africa spring and provide excellent flower photo ops. You can drive this loop in less than an hour (or quite a bit longer if you are stopping to take photos like we were). You do not need a 4-wheel drive to do this loop. There are longer drives in the park (up to 90km loops) that require 4-wheel drive and could take all day to complete. I did not drive one of these but they looked to pass through some amazing scenery. The real time to visit this park is in the July-September wildflower season when the park transforms into an incredible color palette.
Written 25 August 2023
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO8,312 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We loved our drive through the park despite the overcast, drizzly weather. The flowers were simply stunning. We stopped at the visitor center, watched some ladies baking bread over a charcoal fire, bought some hot chocolate and strolled through the succulents garden. The tourist trail was a beautiful drive, about 14 kilometers. Entrance fee for seniors is about $1 USD.
Written 22 August 2023
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mrd4430
Marana, AZ79 contributions
Jan 2023
We visited this reserve two days in a row as we ran out of time the first day. It was very warm both days but we did a portion of the hike that went up and up and had incredible views. We wanted to do the self drive but ran out of time so came back the next day. The drive was very nice and we mainly saw lizards and zebras. We never saw anyone else the entire time we were there, probably because of the heat. Nice restrooms were available near the main parking lot.
Written 27 January 2023
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Susanne412
Sandton, South Africa1,653 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Beautiful scenery, nice birds and special animals and great flowers in season. Hester Malans Garden is always worth looking at.
Written 29 September 2022
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G6192XFpeterw
24 contributions
Aug 2022
People often say that pictures of the desert in wildflower seasons do not reflect the scenery as it actually is. Visiting this reserve during flower season confirms this. Until you get to view the blooms close up, you can never experience the splendor of the flowers as it really is. It truly is one of the great wonders of the natural world.
To complete the experience, there is a small outdoor kitchen that serves lunch of traditional food, cooked on the fire. The reserve is very close to the town of Springbok so it is easily accessible on good roads.
Written 8 September 2022
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Cindy B
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
Beautiful place. The best reserve I have visited in a very long time. And so peaceful.
What made it the best was staying at namakwa guest farm next to the reserve. Absolute luxury at the heart of namakwaland.
Will definitely return in future
Written 24 June 2022
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Hardus d
Potchefstroom, South Africa28 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Enjoyed the mountains and rocks and plants. We didn't see any animals on the short scenic drive but still enjoyed the scenery. Park is beautifully kept and enjoyed the picnic spots where we had lunch. Will visit again during flower season
Written 22 May 2022
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Eugene S
Sandton, South Africa581 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This reserve is well geared up for people who want to drive a few routes (both in a sedan or an off road vehicle) or people who want to come in an picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This is a green oasis in the desert area and well worth a visit if you are ever in Springbok area
Written 9 November 2021
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StevenF
Johannesburg, South Africa103 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Having just arrived in Springbok at around 14h00 we looked at activities and a trip to Goegap was one. We arrived at around 15h00, late for a visit to a reserve but we didn't really have a care. 2 vehicles were signing in before us, about 5 min in total at the office and we were at the gate. Gate check in was a non event. No time for any 4x4 route, We did the 45min tourist route, a circular viewing route with some amazing views. It's a good serene stroll thru a part of the reserve and inexpensive. Worth doing if you have not too much time and want to be outdoors.
Other than the flowers, we saw.some.amazimg picnic spots. Definitely with spending some time at one
Written 9 September 2021
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