This huge park lies in central-western Zambia. To put its size in perspective, it is the third largest park in Africa and covers an area equivalent to Wales in the UK and twice that of Yellowstone National Park in USA. It spills into three of Zambia’s provinces and is not that far from Lusaka and the well-populated Copperbelt, yet it remains relatively undiscovered.
The Garden Route runs along the Western Cape coast from George to Port Elizabeth, and is so called because of its perpetual lushness. Its appeal is further enhanced by the ridge of folded mountains running along the coast, whose form and flow often resembles ocean waves. The diversity of scenery from exquisite empty beaches to staggering mountain passes, together with an unlimited choice of hotels, guest houses, lodges and country houses, makes this one of the most visited areas in South Africa.
There is something very compelling about the Kalahari and it is probably nothing like you imagine. It is not a flat sand desert, nor is it rippling with endless pale dunes. On the contrary, it is undulating with rich red sand dunes and well vegetated with shrubs, patches of trees and even some grasslands.