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Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park

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Northern Cape > Upington

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Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors... this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. 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 comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares – one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world.

Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off to spectacualr advantage and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagadi is also a haven for birders, especially those interested in birds of prey.
5 Things to seek
Gemsbok – these large striking desert antelope are the emblem of the park.
Suricate (Meerkat) – these hyperactive little omnivores have a wonderfully intricate family structure.
Black-maned Kalahari Lions – Physically impressive, they are the kings of the Kalahari Desert. Article: Lions of the Kgalagadi by Lara Raubenheimer
Sociable weavers – the busy little birds construct huge communal nests.
Pygmy falcons – the park is famous for its birds of prey. This is the smallest falcon in Africa and is often seen around Sociable Weaver colonies preying on the birds.
Detailed Description
Activities
Guests can participate in the following activities when available:
Lectures, slide shows and holiday programs are organized from the information centre at Twee Rivieren.
Game drives at Twee Rivieren only, until further notice. Enquiries at the camp reception desk (min. 4 persons / max. 20 persons).
Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail - for information and bookings, please contact the reception desk at Twee Rivieren.
Leeuwdril 4x4 Loop - for information and bookings, please contact the reception desk at Twee Rivieren.
Please note that all day and night drives are subject to availability.
4 x 4 Routes - when available
Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail - 214 km
Bitterpan trail - 120 km
Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail - 155 km
Wilderness Trail (starting at Polentswa) - 257 km
Direct Route – Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube - 170 km
Direct Route – Kannaguass to Kaa - 85 km
Leeuwdril 4 x 4 Loop - Total off-road distance is 13,2 km (passing the Gemsbok windmill)
Facilities
Laundry tubs and ironing facilities (no iron) in camping area of Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata-Mata.
Twee Rivieren, the largest rest camp and administrative base, has a swimming pool, information centre, shop and public telephone and cell phone reception.
Restaurant - serves breakfast and dinner (A-la-Carte)
Predator centre at Nossob.
Hides at water hole at Nossob and Mata Mata.
The camps have limited freezing facilities and cannot provide a freezing service to tourists.
Shops in Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob sell commodities that you would find in your local supermarket, including fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, wine and beer.
Petrol (premium and unleaded) and diesel at Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob.
Five picnic sites throughout the Park with barbecue facilities and communal ablution (no water available).
Swimming pool in Twee Rivieren and Kalahari Tent Camp, Mata Mata and Nossob.
For more information visit www.sanparks.org
©2001-2007 South African National Parks™ All rights reserved
Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors... this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. 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 comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares – one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world.

Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off to spectacualr advantage and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagadi is also a haven for birders, especially those interested in birds of prey.
5 Things to seek
Gemsbok – these large striking desert antelope are the emblem of the park.
Suricate (Meerkat) – these hyperactive little omnivores have a wonderfully intricate family structure.
Black-maned Kalahari Lions – Physically impressive, they are the kings of the Kalahari Desert. Article: Lions of the Kgalagadi by Lara Raubenheimer
Sociable weavers – the busy little birds construct huge communal nests.
Pygmy falcons – the park is famous for its birds of prey. This is the smallest falcon in Africa and is often seen around Sociable Weaver colonies preying on the birds.
Detailed Description
Activities
Guests can participate in the following activities when available:
Lectures, slide shows and holiday programs are organized from the information centre at Twee Rivieren.
Game drives at Twee Rivieren only, until further notice. Enquiries at the camp reception desk (min. 4 persons / max. 20 persons).
Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail - for information and bookings, please contact the reception desk at Twee Rivieren.
Leeuwdril 4x4 Loop - for information and bookings, please contact the reception desk at Twee Rivieren.
Please note that all day and night drives are subject to availability.
4 x 4 Routes - when available
Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail - 214 km
Bitterpan trail - 120 km
Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail - 155 km
Wilderness Trail (starting at Polentswa) - 257 km
Direct Route – Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube - 170 km
Direct Route – Kannaguass to Kaa - 85 km
Leeuwdril 4 x 4 Loop - Total off-road distance is 13,2 km (passing the Gemsbok windmill)
Facilities
Laundry tubs and ironing facilities (no iron) in camping area of Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata-Mata.
Twee Rivieren, the largest rest camp and administrative base, has a swimming pool, information centre, shop and public telephone and cell phone reception.
Restaurant - serves breakfast and dinner (A-la-Carte)
Predator centre at Nossob.
Hides at water hole at Nossob and Mata Mata.
The camps have limited freezing facilities and cannot provide a freezing service to tourists.
Shops in Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob sell commodities that you would find in your local supermarket, including fresh meat, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, wine and beer.
Petrol (premium and unleaded) and diesel at Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob.
Five picnic sites throughout the Park with barbecue facilities and communal ablution (no water available).
Swimming pool in Twee Rivieren and Kalahari Tent Camp, Mata Mata and Nossob.
For more information visit www.sanparks.org
©2001-2007 South African National Parks™ All rights reserved
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Latitude : -25° 28' 28.28" S | Longitude : 20° 55' 35.20" E

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