KGALA­GADI NA­TIONAL TRANS­FRON­TIER PARK

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Call: + 27 54 561 2000 (Twee Rivieren Gate) Email: kgala­gadi@san­parks.org www.san­parks.org/parks/kgala­gadi ac­com­mo­da­tion choices with­out any pre­ten­tious frills. The lodge has a wide range of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions suit­able for all guests, no mat­ter their pref­er­ence. These in­clude Lux­ury, Fam­ily, Stan­dard, Busi­ness, and Lux­ury Camp Chalets, as well as Camp­sites each with their own ablu­tion. All chalets have air­con­di­tion­ing (a must-have in 40 de­grees Cel­sius heat), DSTV, and out­side braai fa­cil­i­ties.the chalets are all strate­gi­cally lo­cated to make ev­ery morn­ing a spe­cial treat: po­si­tioned to face the sun­rise, these chalets pro­vide spec­tac­u­lar vis­tas of the African bushveld.

PARK LIFE

Kgala­gadi Na­tional Trans­fron­tier Park com­prises an area of over 3,6 mil­lion hectares and is filled with herds of gems­bok, spring­bok, eland, blue wilde­beest, black-mane li­ons, and Kala­hari leop­ards. Guided morn­ing and sun­set drives are avail­able at Twee Rivieren, Nos­sob, Mata­mata, and the Kala­hari Tented Camp; en­quiries can be made at the re­cep­tion desks. Drives re­quire a min­i­mum of two adults and are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.there are also var­i­ous self-drive 4×4 routes avail­able. It is ad­vis­able to en­quire about this at the in­for­ma­tion desk at the Twee Rivieren gate.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Dur­ing the peak Sum­mer months (De­cem­ber to Fe­bru­ary), the tem­per­a­ture in the Kala­hari basin can eas­ily reach 40 de­grees Cel­sius and some­times even higher. If you are averse to the heat, it is ad­vis­able to come dur­ing the Win­ter pe­riod (June to Au­gust). Dur­ing this time, the air is dry, and the tem­per­a­tures reach a high of around 25 de­grees Cel­sius.this is also the best time for an­i­mal view­ing, but the nights are harshly cold, so be sure to pack enough warm cloth­ing.

For those who come to see the veg­e­ta­tion, plan your trip some­time be­tween De­cem­ber and April when trop­i­cal thun­der­storms liven up the Kala­hari. Dur­ing this time, it rains huge amounts in a short time, and the desert trans­forms into a green oa­sis filled with colour­ful wild flow­ers.

No mat­ter what time of year you choose to visit, a stay at Kgala­gadi Lodge will al­ways pro­duce a plethora of mem­o­rable sa­fari sto­ries to share with your loved ones back home.

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