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Kgalagadi Park,
place of unforgettable adventures

The Kgalagadi Park in South Africa is one of the topAfrica wilderness adventure destinations for people from all over the world. If you ever get the opportunity to visit this extraordinary National Park, take it, it will be an unforgettable journey and the memories will last for the rest of your life.


The three main rest camps offer some exciting activities. Enjoy daily game viewing with your own vehicle, aswell as night drives at Nossob and Twee Rivieren with experienced rangers.

Lectures, video and slide shows and holiday programmes are organised from the information centre at Twee Rivieren.

There is a predator centre at Nossob Camp and the hides at Nossob and Mata Mata offer excellent views of the animals as they come to drink.

The three-day 4x4 wilderness trail offers two overnight rest camps along the Nossob River Valley.

Trailers are not allowed on the trail. Day walks are available at Nossob and Twee Rivieren rest camps.

Enjoy daily game viewing with your own vehicle - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
Enjoy daily game viewing with your own vehicle
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
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Cool off in the swimming pools at the Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob Camps. The Gemsbok Wilderness Trail, set deep in the heart of Botswana, is suitable only for 4x4 vehicles. Visitors who book well in advance can explore the 257km wilderness track whilst savouring the wonderful solitude and freedom of the park.
Sand dunes in the Kalahari - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
Sand dunes in the Kalahari
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
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Kgalagadi Park has sparse vegetation and most of the water is found in the dry riverbeds of the Auob and Nossob Rivers. It is one of the best Parks to find predators and to see large herbivores that constantly search for water and sweet grasses, next to amazing landscapes.
Yellow Cape Cobra on a Kalahari sand dune - Information Kgalagadi Park, Kgalagadi Photos, South Africa
Yellow Cape Cobra on a Kalahari sand dune
Information Kgalagadi Park, Kgalagadi Photos, South Africa
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Lion, leopard, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Brown Hyena, Honey Badger, Black-back Jackal and Bat-eared Fox are some of the predators you will find here. Springbok, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest and Steenbok are the common herbivores, with Eland and Giraffe as the less common ones.

No, this is not a smile - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
No, this is not a smile
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
Photograph by Arno Meintjes

The Aoub River runs along the west side of the Park from Twee Rivieren rest camp up through Mata Mata camp and into Namibia. It is a narrow and deep river bed and here is where you may find the Giraffe that has been recently introduced in the Kgalagadi.

There is a variety of woodland birds here including the Hoopoe, Pied Barbet, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Cardinal, Glossy Starling, Lilac-breasted Roller and Yellow-faced Canary. Raptors that may be spotted nesting are the Giant Eagle Owl, Martial Eagle, and Black-breasted Snake Eagle.

The Nossob river near Twee Rivieren - Kgalagadi Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
The Nossob river near Twee Rivieren
Kgalagadi Park in the Kalahari, South Africa

The Nossob River is more shallow and wider than the Aoub River. It runs from Twee Rivieren along the Botswana boarder through Nossob Camp and then to Unions End through to Namibia. It is possible to spot large herds of Impala and Gemsbok in these river beds.

Common raptors found here are Pale Chanting Goshawk, African Hawk Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Secretary Bird, and Martial Eagle. You may spot the Lappet Faced Vulture and Barn Owl near Nossob. Up further north near Union's End Spotted Hyena may be found. Lion can be found up and down the river bed, and the Black-backed Jackal, who are quite common.

Martial Eagle - Kgalagadi Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
Martial Eagle
Kgalagadi Park in the Kalahari, South Africa
Photograph by Arno Meintjes

Guests can participate in the following activities when available:

CAMP ACTIVITIES AND GAME DRIVES.

  • Lectures, slide shows and holiday programs are organized from the information centre at Twee Rivieren.
  • Morning Drives (Start 1 hour before gates open-3 hours)
  • Full day drives (Start 1 hour before gates open - 6 hours)
  • Sunset drives (Start 1 hour before gate closing time - 3 hours)
  • Night drives (Start 1/2 hour after Sunset drive - 2 Hours)
  • Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail
  • Leeuwdril 4x4 Loop
Please note that all day and night drives are subject to availability.

SELF-DRIVE 4 X 4 ROUTES - WHEN AVAILABLE:

  • Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail - 214 km
  • Bitterpan trail - 120 km
  • Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail - 155 km
  • Wilderness Trail (starting at Polentswa) - 257 km
  • Direct Route - Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube - 170 km
  • Direct Route - Kannaguass to Kaa - 85 km
  • Leeuwdril 4 x 4 Loop - Total off-road distance is 13,2km
WILDERNESS WALKS:

  • Morning Walks (3Hours)
  • Afternoon Walks (2 Hours)






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