Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Afrikaans name: Kgalagadi-vredespark
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast game reserve that straddles two countries. It is made up of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana.
The South African portion of this game reserve occupies around 10,000 square kilometres with the rest being in Botswana.
Lions are often seen
The park is mainly covered by the red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert. There is not much vegetation or trees yet there is plenty of wildlife. Among the larger species that you may see are Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyenas, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and Eland.
Over 200 species of birds have been recorded including many raptors.Accommodation in the Kgalagadi district
On the South African side of the reserve there are three rest camps. These are Twee Rivieren, Mata-Mata and Nossob.
Roads in the reserve are not ideal and it is best to use a vehicle with some ground clearance and 4x4 capability.
Gemsbok are well adapted to the arid environment
Mammals of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Antbear / Aardvark
Pangolin / Scaly Anteater
South African Hedgehog
References and further readingA - Z of South African National Parks - Author: South African National Parks - Year Published: - Page: 28
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Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 656 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 10
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Insider's Guide - Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa - Author: Shem Compion - Year Published: 2010 - Page: 199
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 331
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Wild Issue 37 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 8
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Wild Issue 43 - Author: - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 10