"FUEL STOP IN THE KALAHARI" Kang by DAO

Kang Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 21 photos

WHY KANG?



Welcome to my Kang page. This is a really important place. Why? Because Kang is situated on the Trans Kalahari Highway, halfway between Johannesburg South Africa and Windhoek Namibia. In between is a lot of sand, a lot of hot dusty roads, wild animals in the road and not much else. At the very least you need Kang to stretch your legs, get some more fuel and have an ice cold drink.

There are a handful of hotels here, 2 petrol garages and – yes – lots of sand.

Plan your journey accordingly or you will find yourself staying the night here. There are better areas to stay in terms of wildlife and scenery. If you find yourself here as night is starting to fall though – you will be staying. Driving at night in Botswana is suicidal at best.

Well, at least everything you need is here, even if you need auto repair.

  • Last visit to Kang: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 9, 2011
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    The old Boy Scout adage really applies to the Kalahari for sure: Be prepared! But the gas station with hotel rooms, etc., is rather unique! I am rather envious of the number of countries you've visited!

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    I always enjoy the fun and insight of your Africa pages! Gillybob greetings

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Nice tips, Botswana is still on my to do list ;-)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    thats a nice road sign :O)

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    What about fuel cards,do you except the Wesbank Auto fuel card.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Great transport tip. No fun running out of fuel or water in the middle of Kalahari desert. SL

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