The Kgalagadi Game Reserve
Together with the adjacent Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, this park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares, one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude in the world.
This park is located in the red dunes of the Kalahari. First established to protect the Gemsbok (Oryx), this park is an important conservation area.
Among many other species found here are the Kalahari's famous black maned lions, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena. Larger herbivores represented here include the gemsbok, springbok, Blue wildebeest and kudu.
A host of smaller but equally interesting creatures can be seen, these include porcupines, suricates, honey badgers, bat eared foxes, wild cats, cape foxes and black backed jackal.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has a list of approximately 280 bird species and is particularly well known as a raptors paradise.
The park has 3 main camps , all of which are accessible by normal sedan cars. There are an additional 6 wilderness camps, some of which require 4 wheel drive vehicles to reach.
Within the park are several 4 X 4 routes that explore the Botswana side of the park, groups travelling these routes must consist of at least 2 vehicles.
The Park is located approximately 250 km north of the town Upington in the far northern Cape.