The large 3.6 million hectares of kgalagadi Transfrotier Park is situated in the far Northern Cape of South Africa. The Park is approximately 900km from Johannesburg and 250km from Upington. In 1999 Botswana and South Africa joined forces to protect the wildlife on opposite sides of the border, forming the great Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The park was once upon a time split between South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park before the unification. This exquisite Park can be accessed by 5 different gates from 3 different countries. South Africa access via the Twee Riveren Gate, Namibia can access via the Mata-Mata Gate and Botswana access being via the two rivers, Mabusehube and Kaa Gates. This park offers extraordinary African safari experiences and is home to some of Africa’s unique Flora and Fauna in the Southern Kalahari Desert. For a range of safari package options and accommodation, visit AfricanSafariHome.com for more info.
Kgalagadi is a protected area in the Southern Kalahari Desert where the red dunes and blue skies are home to Africa’s diversity of wildlife. Up to 58 mammal species, 55 reptile species and a further 300 species of birds are found at this magnificent park. Predators are famed at the park and visitors are able to encounter the lion, Black lion, cheetah, leopard as well as the brown hyena and spotted hyena. The herbivores encountered include the springbok, wildebeest, eland hartebeest and more. The more permanent species of wildlife are the ground squirrel and suricate meerkat are all found in large family groups as well as Honey Badger and Bat-eared Fox can be sighted. For the bird enthusiasts, the 300 bird species include the Bateleur, pygmy, falcons and more that will capture your attention.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park offers a variety of fun filled, desirable and thrilling activities to ensure a perfect and memorable safari experience. Game drives with experienced game rangers who share their knowledge of kgalagadi’s fauna and flora as well as experiences of the park is one of the exciting activities. Self game drives, 4×4 routes, safari walks with game rangers and game watching make every moment at Kgalagadi one to remember.
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Kgalagadi encounters weather patterns and climate change throughout the year, bringing about some of the most spectacular game viewing and animal niche experiences. During the summer months of October through to April, temperatures reach a scorching hot 40 degrees Celsius and sometimes higher temperatures. This is generally the time of the year where Kgalagadi encounters thunderstorms with a annual rainfall of 100mm but also encounters dryer year with an average of 50mm.
During the months of winter from June through to August, temperatures reach up to 25 degrees Celsius whereas night time temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius. During these months Kgalagadi experiences dry and clear weather throughout the winter season.
The best time to visit Kgalagadi National Park would be during the course of the winter months as the drought forces animals to waterholes in riverbeds, thus making game viewing an interesting event at this park.
Accommodation at this beautiful Park is at large variety. Kgalagadi offers accommodation in a number of different area around the vast plains of sand dunes. Kgalagadi offers a variety of self catering rest camps and caravan parks as well as lodges to suit your every need. Just to mention a few accommodation facilities that Kgalagadi offers includes the Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, Bitterpan Rest Camp, Grootkolk, Mata Mata Rest Camp and Kgalagadi Lodge.