10-16 September 2019


Day 4

13 September 2019

An early start characterises Day 4, with bikes being loaded onto trailers, and participants heading down to the Orange River for the canoeing leg of the tour. After a briefing by the canoeing guides, the paddling starts. The route will be determined by the level of the Orange River at the time of the tour. The aim will be to paddle approximately 20km through one of the remotest parts of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Area to the De Hoop campsite in the Richtersveld National Park. After informal passport control, bikes will then be transferred by canoe from the Namibian to the South African side of the Orange River and cycled to the camp.

The paddling route covers about 20km on this day.

Overnight De Hoop Camp, South Africa.

The Desert Knights Tour takes place in the /Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and is presented by Namibia Wildlife Resorts on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia, the Department of Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and South African National Parks. The Tour is supported by the Peace Parks Foundation and Boundless Southern Africa: