& Accommodation Guide to South Africa
Transfrontier Park - travel and accommodation guide
Where is Kgalagadi Transfrontier
Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife preserve which spreads over the Kalahari
Desert region of Botswana and South Africa and borders onto Namibia
to the west. The park is Africa's first formally declared trans-border
conservation area and was officially opened in 2000. The scenery is stark
and beautiful and is characterized by red dunes and dry rivers.
Several lodges and wilderness
camps in the park offer accommodation, plus game-viewing drives and guided
walks with park rangers. The wildlife on offer includes migrating herds
of blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest and springbok, plus predators
like raptors and famous black-maned
Map of Kgalagadi
Photo blue wildebeest by
Heigan/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
You are also likely to spot
the honey badger (ratel), bat-eared fox or pangolin (scaly anteater) and
there is a chance of seeing some leopard, cheetah or the brown and spotted
hyena. Also of interest are the ground squirrels and Suricate (Meerkat).
Activities on offer in the
park include exploring in a 4x4 or similar vehicle, preferably with high
clearance. In the heat of summer, there are swimming pools available at
Twee Rivieren and the various camps in the area. Hides are available for
game viewing at the Mata Mata waterhole and Nossob Rest Camps. Also worth
a visit is the Predator Centre at Nossob camp.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier
Park is located approximately 250 km from Upington in the far Northern
Cape and 904 km from the city of Johannesburg.
ACCOMMODATION IN KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Lodge, TWEE RIVIEREN
Lodge offers chalet accommodation in a secluded area, 70 km from Twee Rivieren
in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The lodge is owned by the local traditional
South African communities, who have designed the chalets to look like their
own traditional homes. The lodge offers a swimming pool and a restaurant.
Enjoy the view of many animal species at the water pan. Guests are taken
out on guided bush walks and visit bushmen artists in their village. Xaus
Lodge offers a free shuttle service. Each of the 12 chalets is tastefully
decorated with furniture to enhance the authentic atmosphere of the Kgalagadi.
Guests are provided with high quality linen and comforters. The chalets
include a private bathroom with a shower and toilet.
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update: December 9, 2016