The Richtersveld Community Conservancy borders on the south of the
Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South
Africa. The Conservancy, an inland mountain desert, is owned and
managed by the local people. Popular with tourists and 4X4 drivers who
like to get away from it all the area is also rich in minerals and a
unique fauna and flora.
Soetgat is an area not far out of Eksteenfontein where herder Koos Joseph lives with his wife Sarah in a small camp which boasts a couple of traditional Matjieshuts and more 'modern' structures.Koos has about a hundred sheep and goats he farms with in the Conservancy. The river and flowers show signs of recent and good rains. The flowers are an annual event if the rains are on time. 2007. Photo: © John Hogg/World Bank
Photo ID: JH-ZA070830_0141 World Bank