The Kalahari is an exceptionally beautiful living desert boasting expansive semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand. The desert spans over seven countries, including Botswana and large parts of Namibia and South Africa. The endless sand dunes of the Kalahari compose the largest continuous expanse of sand on earth. It is the last bastion of the San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed. Visitors to this magnificent desert can enjoy the clear night skies for stargazing, excellent game viewing, nature walks, horse riding and thrilling 4×4 adventures. Commonly spotted wildlife include water buffalo, black-maned Kalahari lion, antelope, ostrich, meerkat and countless bird species.

The Green Kalahari is a lush oasis where the mighty Orange River dissects the larger Kalahari Desert. Here the river brings welcome water to this semi-arid region creating fertile valleys covered in thriving farmlands. Visitors can enjoy some wonderful attractions including the popular wine route, the mighty Augrabies Falls in the Augrabies Falls National Park, and the massive Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, home to an array of wildlife including springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, leopard, cheetah and lion. Explore the ruins of an ancient San village on the Bitterputs farm in the Verneuk Pan, discover numerous fascinating cave drawings and engravings and enjoy a variety adventure activities including camel safaris, white water rafting, hiking, bird watching, camping, canoeing, mountain biking, and game drives.

In the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, lies Tswalu Kalahari Reserve which is a privately owned game reserve. Stretching over 100 000 hectares, the landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, arid savannah and spectacular mountains. It is an area known for its crimson desert sunsets, meerkat colonies and abundant wildlife, including the desert-adapted rhino, cheetah, Kalahari lion, brown hyena, herds of buffalo and mountain zebra. Don’t miss the opportunity to adventure into the Korannaberg hills to discover archaeological sites featuring San rock art. A variety of popular activities including game drives, 4×4 trails, horse riding safaris and bush walks.

Ideal Destination For

  • Adventure
  • Multi Gen.
  • Safari
  • Special Interest

Kalahari Desert (South Africa) Activities