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10 Things to do in Southern Namibia

Namibia is a big country with vast open spaces and to properly tour the country you need many weeks. However, for travellers who have little time available it is possible to experience some of the beauty of this extraordinary country by exploring the south in about fourteen days.

Seasoned travellers describe Namibia as ‘Africa Lite’ because it is an easy country to tour; the road network and infrastructure are good and the people friendly and efficient. Combine this with the unique beauty of the stark landscape and you have the ideal holiday destination. An added bonus is that most of Namibia is malaria free. Continue reading 10 Things to do in Southern Namibia

More than 1 million kilometres of roads covered!

For the first time the Tracks4Africa GPS map now covers more than 1 million kilometres of fully navigable roads as well as all streets (with names) in South Africa. Usually the growth of the T4A Traveller’s Africa GPS maps is organic in nature but this version saw a significant growth of 15.5% from the previous 15.10 version thanks not only to our users’ input, but also to data base alliances that have been established. Continue reading More than 1 million kilometres of roads covered!

Stories of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park  

(by Frank Höppener)

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and covers a total of 3.6 million hectares. It comprises two adjoining national parks: the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, which includes the Mabuasehube Game Reserve. The Botswana side is almost triple the size of its counterpart but less developed.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park straddles the border between Botswana and South Africa.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park straddles the border between Botswana and South Africa.

The park is spared the usual effects of human greed by its extremes in temperature and rainfall. These range from -12◦C to 43◦C in the shade and between 50 mm and 800 mm per annum, with an average of 200 mm. Rain can be torrential and when the Nossob and Auob Rivers start flowing a miracle happens: lungfish emerge after hiding for as long as ten years underground and you find frogs everywhere. Continue reading Stories of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park