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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  

How to plan a route on the T4A Navigator App

People who have been using the Tracks4Africa Traveller’s Maps on their GPS’s for navigation, often expect to have the exact same experience when they use the Tracks4Africa Navigator App on their electronic devices. Reality is that, although the App makes use of the Tracks4Africa map data, trusted by thousands of overland travellers over the past decade, it is a different platform and therefore you will have a different experience.

Devices like smart phones, iPads and Tablets are becoming increasingly more popular as navigational devices since most of them have built-in GPS’s nowadays. If you don’t own a GPS you may rightly ask yourself why you should not opt for using your phone for navigation. See our blog article about the comparison between smart phones and GPS’s as navigational devices. Continue reading How to plan a route on the T4A Navigator App