Welcome To Richtersveld Municipality
The Richtersveld Local Municipality is in the Namakwa District of the Northern Cape Province. The Richtersveld is a unique landscape surrounded by a variety of contrasts. It is a conservation area. Rainfall is minimal and water is a scarce commodity, yet the vast plains, which are considered a special place by some, are still a very beautiful region with unique characteristics that attract thousands of tourists.
In Port Nolloth there is the ocean, at Alexander Bay there is the Orange River, and at Lekkersing and Eksteensfontein there is underground water that is a little brackish.
Area: 9 608km²
Cities/Towns: Alexander Bay, Eksteensfontein, Kuboes, Port Nolloth, Richtersveld, Sanddrift.
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, agriculture, fishing, tourism.
MAYOR – CORNELL KNOPH
WELCOMES YOU TO THE RICHTERSVELD