Kgalagadi Trans-Frontier Park covers an area of 37 000 square km park, which is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and one of the last truly unspoilt ecosystems. Endemic game such as gemsbok, springbok, eland, giraffe, blue wildebeest and red hartebeest roam the sparsely vegetated red sand dunes and the dry river valleys of the Nossob and Auob where a variety of acacia species thrive.
The Park is well known for good sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah and spotted – and brown hyena is common residents. Because of an abundance of prey in the form of mice, whistling rats, birds and insects, smaller predators thrive in the park. The park is home to caracal, honey badger, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, African wildcat, mongoose and the ever-popular suricate (meerkat).
Kgalagadi is a bird watcher’s paradise with more than 300 species recorded including at least 20 larger raptor species. The world’s heaviest flying bird, the Kori bustard and the stately secretary bird patrol the riverbeds while the noisy northern black korhaan rule in the dunes.
Kgalagadi offers various accommodation options ranging from exclusive Wilderness Camps to the traditional camps with good quality chalet accommodation and from well-equipped campsites to camping on 4×4 trails in remote areas with little or no facilities A visit to Kgalagadi can be combined with a visit to surrounding areas including Augrabies Falls National Park and Mokala National Park before and after your retreat. These unique ecosystems are better to be experienced with a personalized and knowledgeable guide, who can bring out the best these areas have to offer.