Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
Details of Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
- Size: Approximately 35,284 square kilometres.
- Location: South Africa-Botswana border.
- Best Time: March to September.
- Known For: Desert landscape.
- To Do: Game drives, bird watching, and photography.
One of Africa's most unique parks, Kgalagadi Transfrontier's red dunes and seemingly inhospitable desert make it something unlike anything you'll encounter elsewhere.
Despite these conditions, life is still abundant within the park, with Kalahari lions, meerkats, gemsbok, and a variety of birds calling the park's dunes home.
Cheetahs and hyenas are also common sights in the park, preying on the abundant wildebeest. Larger herbivores are not present, but the park is one of the better places in South Africa to look for leopards. The elusive pangolin is also a popular animal to spot in the wild.
Dry and arid Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park is a combination of neighboring parks in Botswana and South Africa, and its fauna variety is astonishing given the often stark landscape.
While the park is not a Big Five destination, its unique landscape of red dunes form a startling backdrop to game drives.
Despite being a less popular park than others, it boasts world-class facilities and is a great place to enjoy a game drive away from the crowds.