Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wilderness of approximately 38,000 km². It is one of the largest conservation areas in the world, and one of the last truly unspoilt ecosystems.
Due to its extremely remote location and harsh terrain the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park gets relatively few visitors making it ideal for dedicated game-viewers, bird-watchers, photographic opportunities and for guests seeking a desert and solitude feel.
The Kgalagadi (Kalahari) Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres, covering Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
There are two lodge establishments, Rooiputs Lodge and Polentswa Tented Camp, located along the Nossob River along the southwestern border with the South African part of the Transfrontier Park, and various DWNP (Department of Wildlife & National Parks - Botswana) run campsites which can only be booked through them.
Border crossing visitors who are leaving from Botswana to South Africa, or vice-versa, as well as those coming and going to Namibia at the Mata-Mata gate must report to the customs officials at Twee Rivieren’s reception. If you are staying within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park you do not need a passport even for the Botswana side, it is only necessary if you enter from one country and exit into another. All visitors using the Park’s Port of entry points must sleep in the Park for minimum two nights.