Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Created by the fusion of the Kalahari Park in South Africa and its neighbouring Gemsbok National Park in Botswana in 1998, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park covers more than 36,000 km² across the two countries. It is a large playground for the many animals living there in total freedom, much to our delight. The park offers an exceptional safari experience by motorhome or 4x4.

First step: find the entrance! The vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located at the crossroads of BotswanaNamibia and South Africa and has several entries in the three countries. The best one in South Africa is Twee Rivieren, "Two Rivers". Here there is a campsite with good facilities and a petrol station where you can spend the night before starting your safari. If you have rented your motorhome in Windhoek Mata Mata gate is the best entry point for you.

Once in the park you will see that the roads are not tarred/paved. They are dirt roads and certainly dusty, but pose no for motorhome travel.

From Twee Rivieren, follow one of the two main roads that run along the Nossob and Auob rivers. These rivers are usually dry, however there are some points which still hold water. It is these water holes that will fill your photo album! The animals come to drink and there are many: black Kalahari lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and jackals are among the predators. Wildebeest (especially blue gnu), springbok, eland, hartebeest and giraffe make up just some of the herbivores. Many birds are also inhabit the park.

Please be aware that the region is relatively arid, with temperatures around 40 °C in summer. So just like animals, it is easier to enjoy the park at the end of the rainy season from April.

We suggest renting a motorhome or 4x4 in Upington, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Windhoek.

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