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The Green Kalahari Region

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Siyanda District Municipality
Swartmodder Ave, Upington
Private Bag X6039, Upington 8800
Tel: +27 54 337 2804/2885
Fax: +27 54 337 2894
Email: greenkal@webmail.co.za
Web: http://www.greenkalahari.co.za
Vast tracts of bleak, shimmering semidesert contrast dramatically with lush green vineyards filling the Orange River’s fertile valleys. The massive body of water meanders through a giant valley of its making, being at its most impressive at the Augrabies Falls National Park, where the deafening fury of a huge torrent of angry water plummeting 56m down a series of granite cataracts speaks volumes for the river’s awesome power. By 1884, the river had been claimed by colonialists, and irrigation and development followed.

Today, you can travel peacefully from wine cellars to tearooms in the desert; from a luxurious lodge to the desolation of Verneukpan. Yet, not all is tamed. The mighty Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Africa’s first transfrontier park, comprises almost 3.7 million hectares of sparsely vegetated, red sand dunes and dry riverbeds.

The reserve provides sanctuary for gemsbok, springbok, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, lion, leopard, cheetah and smaller game. One of Africa’s last pristine game reserves, the size of the park allows for the mass migration of different species, a sight inducing awe and deepseated emotion.

Towns in the Green Kalahari Region:

Mier Area,Askham

Captured Experiences Northern Cape Arid Parks Competition

A Community Restored
Besides 4x4ing you can enjoy bathing in a natural outdoor hot spring, absailing, river rafting, san ... read more

This pricipal Town of the Green Kalahari is 820km north of Cape Town a... read more
To some, the town’s name originates from the Khoi word, ‘gagamas’ (bro... read more

Red Dune Route
This route networks a group of highly individual guest houses, farms a... read more
The Roaring Kalahari Route
The sheer size and distances of the Kalahari can be intimidating but t... read more

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
One of the world’s last truly unspoilt ecosystems, the Park is a resul... read more
Augrabies Falls National Park
This is where the mighty Orange River is at its most impressive as it ... read more
Spitskop Nature Reserve
A small game reserve 13 km north of Upington, stocked with gemsbok, ze... read more


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