For visitors in South Africa looking for a unique and different experience, McCarthy’s Rest is a truly rare destination in the Northern Cape. It does not offer the lights and excitement of most cities in the country, but rather the peace, tranquility and unmatched beauty of the Kalahari Desert. Most travelers to McCarthy’s Rest are nature enthusiasts, who arrive in the town, to take advantage of the numerous nature reserves located near the town and enjoy the photographic opportunities that seem to wait around every corner.
Located on the border of Botswana, McCarthy’s Rest offers the best views of the neighboring country, Namibia and of the South African Kalahari Desert. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park runs over from South Africa to Botswana and is one of the most breathtaking nature reserves in South Africa, due to its unique landscapes and wonderful wildlife. Other nature reserves that surround McCarthy’s Rest are the Gemsbok National Park and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. McCarthy’s Rest is a destination that offers visitors comfortable luxury accommodation and more wildlife and nature than they could have dreamed of.