Kalahari – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
About the Birding
As you enter Twee Rivieren, the thorn trees on the right are a good place to start searching for some of the commoner thornveld birds such as White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Brubru, Pririt Batis, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Black-chested Prinia, Marico Flycatcher, Common Scimitarbill, Red-headed Finch and the gaudy Yellow Canary. If you’re lucky, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Kalahari Scrub-robin, Ashy Tit and the diminutive African Pygmy Falcon can be found here with a little work.
About the Birding Site
Stretching over two countries, the Mabuasehube Game Reserve in Botswana and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa were combined to form the region’s first Transfrontier park. Covering an area twice the size of the famed Kruger National Park, this conservation area is vast and covers some of the region’s top arid bushveld birding. Its large dry river beds and wooded savannas host an immense raptor diversity, and its well situated waterholes make for both spectacular game viewing and wildlife photography.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
South African Citizens & Residents (with ID)
R101 per adult/day, R50 per child/day
SADC Nationals (with passport)
R202 per adult/day, R101 per child/day
Standard Conservation Fee
R404 per adult/day, R202 per child/day
Gate hours vary month to month, please visit the website prior to arrival for details.
Times range from 05:30-19:30 in Summer (November to January) and from 07:30-18:00 in Winter (June and July).