Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Description

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a national park that straddles the border of the Northern Cape and Botswana, and offers grassy plains populated with ample wildlife and sparse vegetation. An amalgamation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa (proclaimed in 1931) and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park covers over 3,6 million hectares – one of the few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world.

With expansive open plains and striking sand dunes, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park provides excellent game viewing and photographic opportunities. Herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland, and blue wildebeest are beautifully displayed against burgundy waves of sand while the imposing camel thorn trees often reveal the resting place of black-mane Kalahari lions, leopards, and raptors. The park is famous for its birds of prey and birders will be spoilt with sightings of pygmy falcons preying on weaver colonies.

Activities

  • Guided morning and sunset game drives (subject to availability)
  • Guided morning walks (max 8 people, no children under 12, subject to availability)
  • 4x4 trails include the Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail (214km), Bitterpan Trail (120km), Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail (155km), Wilderness Trail (257km), direct route from Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube (170km), direct route from Kannaguass to Kaa (85km), and Leeuwdril 4x4 Loop (13,2m).
  • Predator centre at Nossob.
  • Hides at the water holes at Nossob and Mata Mata.
  • Lectures, slide shows, and holiday programs at Twee Rivieren.
  • Twee Rivieren is the largest camp and has a restaurant, swimming pool, shop, and information centre.
  • 5 picnic sites with barbecue facilities and communal ablutions (no water available).

Important Notes

  • Kindly note that the ATM facility at Twee Rivieren is not operational until further notice. Money can be withdrawn from either the shop or reception at Twee Rivieren. Alternatively patrons should have enough cash on arrival.
  • No foreign currencies will be accepted on the South African side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Only South African Rand (ZAR) will be accepted.
  • The roads in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are not sedan friendly. Vehicles that will be using any of the 4x4 routes in the park must note that the recommended ground clearance is 190mm.
  • Tourists wanting to exit the park other than the point of entry must kindly note that all immigration controls must be done at Twee Rivieren, and that a 2 night stay in the park is compulsory.
  • No children under the age of 12 are allowed at any of the park’s Wilderness camps.
  • No firearms or wood will be cleared via the Mata Mata border control. Individuals wishing to clear firearms or wood should do so via Rietfontein border control.

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