Taking its name from the San word for ‘tawny’, the Gariep (Orange) River carves a 15 km gorge..See all locations in Northern Cape
Self-drive safari lovers and 4x4 enthusiasts should head for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On your sojourn discover solitude, photogenic landscapes and extraordinary wildlife like cheetah, black-maned Kalahari lions, gemsbok, springbuck and the desert-adapted elephants of the Kaokoveld.
This is true wilderness and most accommodation’s park-managed, self-catering and comfortably rustic; but if you have a need for luxury, one of the country’s finest safari lodges - where the wildlife documentary Meerkat Manor was filmed - is here too, so watch out for these furry idols on your travels.
Birding enthusiasts’ eyes sparkle on the Diamond Birding Route; fly over shifting ochre and white sand dunes in a microlight or hot air balloon, view game on horseback and watch the desert come to life on a blanket beneath a phosphorescent moon.