The red-brown sands of the Kalahari Desert; medicinal plants; 60 species of mammals; the unique Kalahari lions; the world’s fastest animal on land; the world’s heaviest flying bird; 52 of the 80 raptors recorded in South Africa; exciting wilderness trails; and the traditional Khomani San. What better place to be than in the middle of nowhere!
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and consists of the former Gemsbok National Park in Botswana and the former Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa. Kgalagadi – which includes the largest expanse of continuous sand mass in the world – is known as “Place of Thirst”. It’s a remarkable place of shimmering heat and sand that seemingly stretches beyond the horizon, a great and humbling space whose vastness makes us realise that we are all but grains of sand in the grand scheme of things.
Natural attractions, activities and highlights of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:
- Desert and solitude
- Wilderness trails