Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Green: a 4X4 Road Trip

A Thousand Shades of Green

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Green: a 4X4 Road Trip

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

4x4

7 days

1486 km

  • Experiencing the surprising green landscape of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park after heavy rainfall.
  • A rare cheetah sighting in the newly sprouted grass.
  • Seeing the abundance of flowers throughout the park after the heavy rainfall.
  • Relaxing at Kalahari Tented Camp and enjoying the beautiful screnery.
  • Day trip to explore and stay in Upington.
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Bryan Milne RTE profile picture | Photo credits: Bryan Milne Bryan MilneSouth Africa FlagSouth Africa

I'm a 4X4 enthusiast with a soft spot for Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park who enjoys going off the beaten path to places less explored.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drove from Cape Town to Kalahari Monate Lodge near Upington for a 1 night stay. 841 Kalahari Monate Lodge
Day 2-3 Drove to Mata-Mata Rest Camp for a 2 night stay. 362 Mata-Mata Rest Camp
Day 4 Drove to Kalahari Tented Camp for a 1 night stay. 3 Kalahari Tented Camp
Day 5-6 Drove to Nossob Rest Camp for a 2 night stay. 126 Nossob Rest Camp
Day 7 Drove to Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge for a 1 night stay. Drove back to Cape Town the following day to complete the road trip. 154 Kgalagadi Lifestyle Lodge

Photo Gallery

A rare sighting of a brown hyena in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Campsite in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Gemsbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Giraffe roaming in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Green landscape among sand dunes in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Lion crosses a road in Kgalagai Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Tortoise in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Two cheetahs among lush grass in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
A herd of springbok grazing Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
A rare sighting of a brown hyena in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Campsite in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Gemsbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Giraffe roaming in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Green landscape among sand dunes in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Lion crosses a road in Kgalagai Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Tortoise in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
Two cheetahs among lush grass in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne
A herd of springbok grazing Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa | Photo credits: Bryan Milne

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