The Kalahari, at 350,000m², spreads itself over most of Botswana, the east of Namibia and the north of South Africa.

Although termed a desert, this semi-arid sandy savannah supports more animal and plant life than what is typical and is, in fact, not a desert in the truest sense.

Annual rains produce blooming plains and grazing flora that attracts herds of herbivores which are followed by the big predators. One such area termed the ‘Green Kalahari’ is what makes up the vast Tswalu Private Game Reserve just north of Upington in the Northern Cape.

What to do

  • Watch the wildest of nature unfold in front of you

When to go

Every season in the Kalahari brings new and varied sights: Autumn (April-May) is the greenest time of the year after the rains. Spring (September-October) is when new life begins to appear, and November to March is Summer, and when wildlife thrives.


The Kalahari is one of a few places on earth where the balance of nature and silence works in perfect harmony. Far removed from the usual tourism route. the Kalahari offers a truly unique South African experience. Rolling, red sand dunes meet blue sky on a daily basis. The wildlife here is hardened by thousands of years of semi-arid desert. Appearance, hunting techniques and survival skills are unique to this area, making wildlife sightings a truly special experience. This is for the true nature enthusiast.

Tess van der Walt
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