The Happy Challenge - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape

The Happy Challenge - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape

Published: 14. June 2019
By: Eric

Africa's first formally declared trans-border conservation area, the 'Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park', on the border of South Africa and Botswana, was officially launched on May 12, 2000. The word 'Kgalagadi' means land of thirst, and when you visit this massive piece of earth the size of Switzerland you'll understand why. It is known that rivers do not flow here for more than a century, even though the area is a rarity in today's word: a large ecosystem relatively free from human interference......

The location?

Google Maps

How to get there?

Follow the N7 from Cape Town northwards. The trip is approximately 1000km / 10 hours, 30 minutes.

Things to Do?

The park's biggest attraction is its predators which include cheetah, brown and spotted hyena as well as the King of Kings, the black-maned lion!

Best place for your Photo?

On any dune or outcrop late in the afternoon when the sun sets the horizon on fire!

Eric is the CFO of Happy Campers South Africa. He believes South Africa is the best country in the World. Although he likes to crunch the numbers, he has a passion for South African wine, sport & travel.

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