Kgalagadi is the first Transfrontier Park in Africa combining the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (South Africa) and the Gemsbok National Park (Botswana)
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park combines the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (South Africa) and the Gemsbok National Park (Botswana). Only the dry river bed of the Nosop river dividing the two parks. The Kalahari includes deep fossil river beds and high sand dunes. The main attractions are the game (springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, eland, lions, cheetah and brown hyena) and the 170 species of birds which include the social weaver bird known for building huge structures, sometimes as large as small rooms. The best time to visit is March to early May when plants are green and game abundant. Access is by tarred road, Gaborone to Tshabong, after which 4-WDs become necessary. There is no entry to the park from Botswana whose park has no roads or water. Entry is through Twee Rivieren in the Cape Province or Matamata from Namibia. All roads are suitable for saloon cars and the South Africa Parks Board provides three fully serviced camping sites on the South African side. During school holidays and long weekends it is necessary to make advance reservations.
There are currently no permanent safari lodges in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There are some campsites, but visitors should bring everything they require.