Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a result of the historic 1999 unification of South Africa’s

Kalahari Gemsbok Park

and Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was officially opened on 12 May 2000, and is therefore the first formally declared transfrontier park in Africa, and one of the most pristine conservation areas on earth. The size of this conservation area are quit overwhelming, and with nearly 38,000 square kilometres it is larger then Belgium. To survive the long dry spells animals need large areas to move in to find suitable vegetation.

 

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

 

Kalahari Gemsbok Park

The Kalahari Gemsbok Park of South Africa and Botswana's Gemsbok National Park of Botswana merged into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The new Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the first transfrontier national park in Africa and its success set the standard for other parks across the continent. With a size twice of the Kruger National Park animals are freely moving across unfenced borders between the two countries. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the most visited arid National Park in South Africa. The name, 'Kgalagadi' means "Place of thirst" in the San language.

Kalahari Gemsbok Park

Visitors can fly or drive to Upington in the Northern Cape where we start our Safari experience. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park offers a safe opportunity to experience a hostile land without the necessity of mounting a full-scale expedition. The former Kalahari Gemsbok Park is situated about 1,100 km from Johannesburg and Cape Town either.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

The park gives sanctuary to herds of endemic antelopes, such as springbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest and eland that roam in the semi desert savannah and endless pans. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to two of Africa’s greatest wildlife species, the black manned African lion and the beautiful Oryx (Gemsbok). The Kalahari lion, leopard, cheetah and other mammal species share the dry desert. The endless blue skies are dominated by about 300 species of bird, includingmore than 20 species of large raptor.

Visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a great experience. For more information about temperatures, weather an climate conditions in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park read our blog post.

 

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

Since 1 June 2017 a NEW Tourist Tax of US$ 30 per Person is payable by ALL Visitor's from oversee visit Botswana. This tax can be paid by Credit Card on ANY Botswana Border post, and is NOT INCLUDED in the indicated Tour price!