African Travel Concept

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is an immense desert of scrub and sand that lies between the Northern Cape province of South Africa, south east of Botswana and south west of Namibia. It comprises of one of the largest stretches of sand in the world – it covers 2, 5 million square kilometres of Southern Africa. In many ways, it's the romantic desert of endless sands, high dunes and vanishing horizons immortalised in countless movies and nature programs, but because of the abundant desert grasses, there's also lots of texture in the picturesque landscape.

Managing the ecology of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as a single unit has been a great step forward for desert conservation. This has opened up a whole new world of wildlife. The six most renowned animals of the park includes the Oryx (Gemsbok), a large desert antelope, the Springbok, the national animal/emblem of South Africa, the suricate (Meerkat) with their intricate family structures, sociable weavers constructing nest of massive proportions, the Pygmy Falcon – Africa’s smallest - preying on the sociable weavers  and the magnificent black-maned lion.

Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of Kgalagadi provides excellent visibility of antelope and predator species, and superb photographic opportunities.

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