After spending a month in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, we entered the south of Namibia via the Mata Mata border post. Enroute to the coastal town of Luderitz we made an overnight stop in the small town of Aus where we spent a night camping at Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
In the south of Namibia lies Namtib Hunter’s Rest, a gem of a campsite that we discovered by chance. This was the 12th camp site we stayed at during our overland trip through Southern Africa and definitely one of the best.
We’ve camped at tons of camp sites, some insignificant and some that are special. The special ones are those we will return to every chance we get and Rooiputs is one of those camps for us.
A firm favourite amongst Kgalagadi regulars, Rooiputs is an unfenced camp on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, only 20km from the Twee Rivieren/Two Rivers entrance gate.
Polentswa is a small unfenced camp on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This camp has only 3 camp sites all overlooking the Polentswa pan.
My husband and I are planning an overland trip in 2019 and during this trip we will need to live in our trusty Land Rover Defender for more than 5 months. Crazy I know, but is it really? There has been a massive uptake in the van life movement the past few years, these are young couples and families who want to keep life simple and live a mobile lifestyle.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is famous for it’s red sand dunes, black maned lions and exceptional wildlife photography opportunities. It has become a very popular safari destination for travellers looking for a more rustic and down to earth experience. If you are planning to visit the Kgalagadi, here are some tips before you go.
Today I am sharing everything you need to know about Bitterpan, one of the wilderness camps inside the park. I also featured this camp as one of my Top 5 Tented Camps in Southern Africa.
Verneukpan is a salt pan 57km long and 11km wide located in the middle of the Northern Cape, South Africa. I was blown away how such a vast empty space could showcase so much beauty.
We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.
It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.
Hogsback, a small village situated on the top of the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is often claimed to be the inspiration behind J.R.R Tolkiens Lord of the Rings.
Driving up the narrow road into this mystical village it feels like you are transported into Middle Earth.