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  The Kalahari
by MikeAtSea
  • The Kalahari - South Africa
      The Kalahari
    by MikeAtSea
  • The Kalahari - South Africa
      The Kalahari
    by MikeAtSea

Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors?this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa was proclaimed in 1931 mainly to protect the migrating game, especially the gemsbok. Together with the adjacent Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, this park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares ? one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world. Red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off at a premium and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagadi could be considered a haven for birders especially when interested in birds of prey.

Directions: Situated in the Northern Cape Province - bordering Botswana and Namibia. The closest town is Upington some 190 km away.

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2005
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