The Kgalagadi “Place of Thirst” is a vast conservation area spanning 38 000 square kilometers and is one of the most extensive conservation areas in the world 1. The park is located in the Kalahari Desert, which is known for its unique and captivating landscape. The park’s red-gold dunes extend as far as the eye can see, dotted with shrubbery, wispy white grasses, and frequent pockets of thorn trees, providing welcome shelter for the various fauna and flora living within the park’s confines.
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The Kgalagadi is famous for its big black-maned lions of the Kalahari and sightings of the striking Gemsbok (Oryx). The park also hosts numerous other predators, which are commonly sighted, including leopards, cheetahs, wild dog, bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal, and hyenas (brown and spotted). The park’s harsh environment has led to fascinating adaptations in the area’s animal residents, making it an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts
The Kgalagadi is also known for its red dunes, star-filled skies, and fabulous sightings of big game like leopards, cheetahs, and gemsbok. The vast landscape and enormous Kalahari lions make it a unique and unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for a wilderness ‘fix’ that’s Prozac for the soul, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the perfect destination.
We will spend 7 nights in the breathtaking Mabuasehube area.
Mabuasehube lies on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The name means "red earth," and it is derived from the red Kalahari sand.The appeal of Mabuasehube is the "road less traveled," and after the rains, the pans fill with water, providing a fantastic animal and nature experience. The ideal track for getting away from the renowned Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and exploring the untamed side of the Kalahari.
Tour Price Includes
Park Entry Fees
Morning Coffee with rusks.
Two-way radios for in-vehicle-communication
Experienced Guide & Advanced 4x4 Driving Instructor
Tour Price Excludes
Border Fees (Trailer etc.)
Park Entry Fee
4x4 Vehicle Hire / Vehicle Hire
Park Entry Fees of parks where we do not camp.
Frequently asked questions
Where does the tour start and end?
START – Zeerust
END – Mabuasehube
Total Kilometers of tour:
+- 560 km.
4x4, 4x2 (with diff-lock if not towing) & good ground clearance.
Fuel range of approx. 750km
Advisable to carry extra fuel.
Trailers / Caravans:
Camping Trailers & Offroad- Caravans
Accommodation / Other requirements:
Own camping equipment is required.
Fridge/Freezer and cooking/braai accessories.
Ground tents / Rooftop tents welcome.
Some campsites lack comprehensive ablution facilities, so it is essential to be self-sufficient in these situations.
A valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity before expiry.
A valid driver’s license.
Children need a valid passport and an unabridged birth certificate as well as a letter of consent if not accompanied by both parents.
Guests from non-SADC countries may need a visa if required.
Original Vehicle registration certificate (a certified copy is acceptable). Drivers whose vehicles are still financed will have to use a certified copy of the registration certificate.
If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you must have a letter from the financial institution, company, or friend authorizing you to take the vehicle across the border.
Proof of vehicle insurance.