Discover Kalahari and Kgalagadi in Northern Cape, South Africa

The Northern Cape is the biggest of the nine provinces in South Africa, covering almost a third of the total surface area of the country, with a population of less than a million people.

Why Visit Northern Cape, South Africa?

Northern CapeWith wide open spaces, at least 5 national parks with easy access, beautiful red sand dunes, two of the largest rivers in South Africa, carpets of spring flowers in Namaqualand, rich diamond history around Kimberley and along the West Coast, a wealth of plants and wildlife – are just a few reasons why the Northern Cape deserves to be at the top of every traveller’s list.

Imagine exploring the “desert,” with white water rafting on the largest river in South Africa, game drives and bushman-guided nature walks in the first and biggest transfrontier park in Southern Africa – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, sand surfing on white sand dunes, a visit to one of the six biggest waterfalls in the world – Augrabies, wine tasting at the second biggest cooperative wine cellar in the world, and dinners under the BIG starry skies of the Northern Cape Province!

Kalahari Desert and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

WildebeestThe Kalahari Desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world, with a wealth of desert-adapted creatures inhabiting the dunes and plains covered in Bushman grass and Camelthorn trees. From the majestic black-mane Kalahari lion, leopard, cheetah; to big herds of Wildebeest, Springbok and Oryx; Africa’s biggest eagles and vultures, to flocks of sociable weavers sharing a metric ton nest with the smallest of the falcons – the pygmy falcon.

Kgalagadi covers an area almost twice the size of Kruger Park, with 3.7 million hectares of unspoilt wilderness. Accommodation varies from en-suite chalets in the traditional fenced rest camps, secluded bush camps (unfenced), to camping.

With daily flights to Upington, from Johannesburg and Cape Town, or transfers from any city in South Africa, it has never been this easy to visit the Kalahari region.

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