Tag: kalahari

  • Northern Cape

    McCarthy’s Rest

    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 ...

  • Northern Cape


    The Northern Cape is the largest province in South Africa and it shares its border with Namibia. A portion of the Kalahari Desert falls into this province and the areas skirting the desert are either arid or semi-arid. Most parts of the province receive under 400mm of rainfall each year and the climate in the Northern Cape is mostly hot and dry. However, this does not mean that everything in ...

  • North West


    If you’re looking for plenty of sunshine during your visit to South Africa, the North Western Province is probably your best bet. Situated on the southern corner of the Kalahari Desert, the North West Province’s climate enjoys plenty of sunshine. In fact, the days here can get so hot that you should expect to wear sunscreen and a hat on a daily basis during the summer months. However the ...

  • Parks

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Amongst the red and yellow-brown sands of the Kalahari, lies the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was proclaimed a conservation area in 1931, and together with the Kalahari Gemsbok Park and the neighboring Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, this park covers an area of 3.6 million hectares. This is one of the largest conservation areas of its ...

  • Game Reserves

    Tswalu Game Reserve

    Tswalu Game Reserve, also known as Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, is beautifully located in South Africa's Northern Cape Province. Encompassing the Koranneberg Mountains and covering 100 000 hectares beside the Kalahari desert, Tswalu is a home to a range of diverse and interesting wildlife.

  • Northern Cape


    Upington started off as a small mission station founded in the 1870's and was named after the Attorney General, Sir Thomas Upington in 1895. This was also the hunting grounds of the infamous highwayman Scotty Smith who died in 1919 and whose grave can still be seen in the local cemetery. Upington is a great tourist attraction in this region being en-route to the Kalahari ...

  • Northern Cape


    Kuruman stands as an oasis in the Kalahari region, located in the Northern Cape Province. It is where David Livingstone and Reverend Robert Moffat set up base, and the legendary Kuruman Fountain which supplied the missionary with water in the 1800s still supplies the town with much needed water today, and has become a popular attraction with visitors. This picturesque agricultural hub, also ...