There are so many reasons to love the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape that the red dunes, star-filled skies, blood-red sunsets and fabulous sightings of big game like lions, leopards, cheetahs and gemsbok don’t even feature in the top 10. Here’s my pick…
3. Listening to the liquid call of the Namaqua sandgrouse as they land at a waterhole.
8. Lying snug in your bed and listening to the sounds of the night – the whooping of spotted hyena, the complaints of black-backed jackals or the resounding roar of lions close at hand.
9. Watching an electric storm from your cabin at Kielie Krankie, perched on the edge of a red dune so your view of the surrounding skies is uninterrupted for miles.
10. Having no cellphone reception in all but the main camp at Twee Rivieren so that you can recharge your batteries in the space, peace and silence of vast stretches of red sand or savanna, wide-open skies and constantly changing cloud patterns.
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