There is always something more to experience in the Green Kalahari.
Venture out and explore, ride a camel into the desert sunset, visit date palm plantations, sheep farms and ancient mission stations, cycle winding nature trails with mountain bikes, take to the skies in a parasail or sit down for a moonlit five-course meal alongside the mighty Orange river in the wilderness.
The Khomeni San (Bushmen) are Southern Africa's original inhabitants. Still today there are remnants roaming the plains of the Southern Kalahari.
Life in the Kalahari is not only enriched by the rare and strange plants and animal life - the fruit of the vine is the understated gem of the region. 10% of South Africa's vineyards are to be found in the Southern Kalahari. Five wines known for their sweetness and pleasant aftertastes are produced at five cellars.
Date palm tours are undertaking at the peaceful Pella Mission Station and other date palm plantations at Kakamas.
The Augrabies Falls National Park
will surprise you with its dramatic landscapes. Its waterfall, the Khoi call "Akroerabis" meaning the "place of great noise" is 56 metres high and is one of the largest cataract-type falls in the world. Apart from the waterfall and 200 metre deep gorge which stretches 18 kilometres, the park boasts sweeping granite planes, pregnant domes and many interesting animals and plants.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Peace Park (formerly the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park) is wedged between Namibia and Botswana is the biggest nature conservation area in Southern Africa being 960 000 hectares. It is a vast land of huge vistas, and given its sparse vegatation, it is easy to spot many different game species.
Information and photos courtesy of Green Kalahari Tourism