BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL KGALAGADI!!!!!!!!
The first time we went to the former KalahariGemsbok Park, I decided that this was not for me! It was August and terribly cold. I was used to the Kruger with its great variety of animals and habitat. But a few years later we had the opportunity to visit the Kgalagdi with friends. I thought that at least I would enjoy the company of our friends!!
Somehow the sand of the Kgalagadi dunes got into my shoes and my attitude completely changed. I lost my heart in the beautiful, beautiful Kalahari! I realised that if you look totally different to the animal life in the Kgalagadi you will be rewarded in ways you could never have imagined.
Three years ago we witnessed lions playing in the water after a thunderstorm. We saw lions mating. We saw the Samevloeiing leopard jumping into the tree next to our car. That was amazing!!
We saw a gemsbuck and springbuck moving away from a waterhole when a tortoise came along for a drink. They watched from a distance and went back to the waterhole after the tortoise went away. It was with fascination that we watched this strange animal behaviour.
We did not witness lions that close on this trip, we did not even see the Samevloeiing leopard, (a very big dissapointment!!!) but still the Kgalagadi has so much to offer!!!
There will ALWAYS be very special moments in the Kgalagadi. After all the wonderful rain this year we knew that we would see the Kgalagadi at its best! And what a feast it was!!!
The main gate opens at 7.30 am. We arrived at 7.34 am. It is impossible to describe the wonderful feeling of being in the Park!
A welcome little visitor
I have never seen the Kgalagadi so beautiful. The grass is unbelievable high. Near Montrose the grass was so high you could not see the gemsbucks’s legs and almost half of their bodies!!
The dunes are covered with green bushes.
This made it difficult to see the animals. But still the Kgalagadi has it own surprises.