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Why the Kgalagadi is king

Photo: Melanie Maske. Cape fox with a Brants's whistling rat
Photo: Melanie Maske. Cape fox with a Brants's whistling rat

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is remote but accessible; it’s wild, but you can stay in comfort in one of the rest camps. It also has the X-factor: You can lock eyes with a lion on a dune at sunrise, or hear the clang of horns as gemsbok bulls battle for dominance. We celebrate this wonderful park with amazing photos and stories from our readers.

ELLY LINDHOUT WRITES: Jan and I live in a small village in the Netherlands, just south of Rotterdam. We first visited the Kgalagadi in January 2017. Since my recent retirement, we are very fortunate to be able to stay in the park for longer periods – our last trip was 24 days long. What we love about the Kgalagadi is the absence of human presence. Except for the gravel roads, rest camps and waterholes, you don’t see buildings, advertising billboards or manmade structures in the landscape. You just see nature as it has been for centuries, although people who have known the area for 40+ years might debate this…

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