This typical Kalahari wilderness, where the dunes have an average height of some 35 m, is where you can put life into perspective, where you do not let yourself be misled by the unimportant.
Adventure and Sport
Game viewing at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Use your own vehicle or join the night drives at Nossob and Twee Rivieren with experienced rangers. The undulating red dunes, clear blue skies and rich wildlife present many photo opportunities.
Gemsbok Wilderness 4×4 Trail: This trail is in Botswana and is an incomparable wilderness experience. It is only suitable for 4×4 vehicles and visitors who book in advance can explore a 257-km-long wilderness track whilst savouring the wonderful solitude and freedom of the park. The trail provides a unique opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the fragile and well-conserved ecosystem of the park.
Kalahari 4×4 Trail: This is a 200-km circular route and takes about two to three days to complete.
Kgalagadi 4×4 Trail: This three-day 4×4 wilderness trail has two rest camps along the Nossob River Valley. Trailers are not allowed.
Hiking: The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has day walks mapped out at Nossob and Twee Rivieren camps.
Fauna and Flora
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: In the most northerly corner of the Northern Cape lies the 3,6 million-ha Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a triumph of modern conservation efforts. To ensure the long-term conservation of the entire Kalahari ecosystem, Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park and South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park were amalgamated and the park now allows desert mammals, insects and reptiles, many of which are endemic to the region, to move unhindered between these two countries. The landscape is characterised by red sand dunes and camel-thorn trees, which provide sparse shade for the packs of black-maned Kalahari lions. Herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest have all adapted to this inhospitable environment and find sustenance in unlikely places, often relying on waterholes and the tsamma plant as their sole supply of water.
History and Architecture
Loch Maree: Loch Maree is the largest unworked salt pan in the world, with a circumference of 24 km.