1Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Africa’s first formally declared trans-border conservation area, this Kgalagadi mega-park is located between South Africa and Botswana. The park covers 3.6 million hectares, and here you will find black-maned lions, leopard, cheetah, antelope and over 280 bird species - many of them raptors.
2Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
This national park is a unique mountain desert wilderness and is home to grey rhebok, duiker, steenbok, kudu, mountain zebra, baboon, leopard and exquisite lunar landscapes.
3Augrabies Falls National Park
Known as the ‘place of great noise’, the Augrabies Falls National Park is a 28 000 hectare sanctuary known for its diverse species including the endangered black rhino, and the craziest lizards you'll ever see.
4Namaqua National Park
The whole of the Namaqua region is regarded as a biodiversity hotspot and is famed for its annual spring flower display. Animals and birds also thrive in this area. You’ll find leopard, antelope, baboon and a wide range of bird species.
5Mokala National Park
The Mokala National Park is situated near Kimberley, and is well-known for its conservation of endangered animals, including tsessebe, black rhino and roan antelope.
6Witsand Nature Reserve
An eco-destination of note! The Witsand Nature Reserve is teeming with birdlife including the Namaqua sandgrouse, the sociable weave and the pygmy falcon. Don't miss the roaring sands...
7Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is home to 70 species of mammals including lion, cheetah, desert black rhino, sable and roan antelope. There are also over 200 bird species located in this reserve.
8Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve is renowned for its birdlife including the Black Eagle. Mammals include springbok, gemsbok, aardwolf and the endangered Hartman’s Zebra.
Situated to the north of the Augrabies Falls, Riemvasmaak is a beautiful mountain desert wilderness that covers some 75 000 hectares. There are regular sightings of baboon and leopard, kudu and gemsbok are also located in this region.
10Tankwa Karoo National Park
An exquisite landscape of wide-open horizons, mountains, succulent plants and thorny trees. Look out for gemsbok (oryx) and springbok.