Kgalagadi Road Trip
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is pretty much as far north as South Africa extends, the first thing that springs to mind is a dry, almost lifeless desert. How wrong assumptions can be though. On our visit, after a summer of excellent rains, which were far from over, the area was a green paradise, with lush grasslands, full waterholes and abundant wildlife of all kinds.
Into The Kgalagadi
The name Kgalagadi is derived from the San word for "land of great thirst". Water is scarce and only the very toughest survive. It's not a big 5 game reserve, animals that require abundant water like elephants, buffalo, rhino and zebra can't survive in this harsh, dry and unforgiving environment. But massive black manned Kalahari lions, shy leopards and swift cheetahs, the main big cat predators in the park, have a bountiful choice of antelope from which to choose their next potential meal.
This is wild and untamed Africa, no paved roads, mobile phone or internet reception. It's remote and hard to reach, the Kgalagadi is no Kruger Park. It's truly one of Africa's last great wilderness areas, and for those who make the effort to go there, it's SO worth it!
Next the long road through Namibia, via Keetmanshoop and Seeheim to Luderitz.