Kalahari Desert: A Paradise You Must See

It is one of the most beautiful deserts in the world. On many occasions it is known under the name of the red desert, due to the reddish color of the sand that forms it. It is a must to go there as it is one of the best Family Travel Destination.

We are talking about a really very wide desert, which occupies just over 700,000 square meters of surface. It is so large that it occupies part of 3 countries.

These countries that can enjoy this desert are Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, that is, it is located in the southern part of the African continent.

It is important to remember that Kalahari means “great thirst” in English. If we translate it, we can realize that the reddish color is due to the little rainfall that occurs in the desert and the continuous sun that splashes its sands. This causes the sand to take on this characteristic reddish color.

But not all parts of this desert are dry. There are some parts that have continuous rainfall. This area is where we can find more life, thanks to the plants proliferating among the reddish sand.

Of course, temperatures change radically from day to night. While 40º can be easily exceeded during the day, at night temperatures can drop to 0º.

Climate and temperature record

As we have just mentioned, temperatures have a great thermal amplitude from day to night. During the day the temperature in summer is usually around 40º, while in winter it is around 28º on average.

On the other hand, the temperatures at night drop radically to 0º or even less in winter. That is, in the desert you go from a scorched sun to freezing temperatures.

On some occasions, it has been recorded up to 70 degrees in summer in full sun. Although the temperature drops even down to 30 degrees just a few inches deep in the sand.

If we focus on the rainfall in the Kalahari Desert, we must highlight the wet and dry years. The wet years usually occur every 13 or 15 years.

In this case, the average annual precipitation is only 500 ml of water, while, during the rest of the years, the average precipitation is only 100 ml. For this reason, we are talking about a large territory in which we cannot find surface water no matter how much we walk, with the exception of the delta.

Flora and fauna in the Kalahari Desert

One of the things that stand out the most about this desert is the large amount of fauna and flora that exists. All this is possible thanks to the fact that its sands allow the outside temperature to be greatly reduced, while in some areas of the desert more than enough rains occur to keep the flora alive.

Within the flora we should highlight, for example, the “Hoodia Gordonii” plant. It really is a very cactus-like plant. This plant stands out for having a great capacity to store water inside, through which it is able to survive long periods of desert drought.

Also noteworthy is the delta area within the Kalahari Desert. This delta is considered by the inhabitants of the desert as a great oasis. After a visit to this desert, you can also go to luxury destinations in South Africa to make the most out of your trip.

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Must Visit Places In Johannesburg

With a sprawling urban area that stretches for miles, Johannesburg is the most populated city in South Africa, despite not being one of the country’s three capital cities. In a Luxury Travel in South Africa Johannesburg is often given a cold shoulder by the tourists because of the infamy that anti social activity brought to the city. But this avoidance can deny the reality is that this is the cultural heart of modern South Africa.

Johannesburg is found in the northeast of South Africa, and unusually for such a large city, once the extensive suburbs end, there is nothing but open plains and beautiful countryside. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the many national parks and animal reserves that are found in the area, and the ideal place to see the best of Africa’s most iconic animals in their natural habitats. Here is what you can do in the wondrous city of Joburg.

Luxury Travel in South Africa

  1. Visit the Cradle of Humankind– 40 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind, a site that’s home to about 40 percent of human fossils on the planet. This site is also where first hominid, Australopithecus, was found back in 1924. There are 13 excavation sites which have the special distinction of being recognized as heritage sites. Exploring the Cradle of Humankind is one of the best things to do in Johannesburg in luxury travels. Aside from marveling at the fossils, you can tour the private Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve whose inhabitants include tigers, lions, sables, hippos and antelopes.
  2. Take a bicycle tour- A humble bicycle tour can help you witness an important period of South African history at the Apartheid Museum. Although a somber experience, exploring it is one of the fun things to do in Johannesburg for adults. You get valuable insights of the rise and fall of apartheid through film footage, photos and artefacts. The tour can be emotional but it’s also one of hope and showcases the triumph of the human spirit. Keep in mind that the museum’s content is graphic and not appropriate for young children.
  3. Shopping at Nelson Mandela Square- Exclusive restaurants and stores wait at Nelson Mandela Square, one of the most popular places for shopping in Johannesburg. You’ll find stores selling jewelry, accessories and fashion items as well as watches and electronics. Nelson Mandela Square also offers plenty of things to do in Johannesburg at night – read, bar-hopping and dining! Hard Rock Café and Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery are a couple of popular spots to hit.

3. Shopping at Nelson Mandela Square

  1. Explore the Constitution Hill- This former prison complex chronicle the journey of South African history from some of its darkest times to its brighter future. The infamous prison once housed famous names like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi as well as striking mineworkers, political dissidents and ordinary folk. Today, the complex is the seat of the Constitutional Court and the home of prison museums like Old Fort, Women’s Gaol and Number Four.

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Best Ways to Enjoy Capetown

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Cape Town Holidays

It is no secret that Cape Town is one of South Africa’s proudest assests, particularly in the summer months when the sun is blazing, the beaches are beautiful and the streets are buzzing with visitors from all over the world.

With this in mind, and summer upon us, we have written up some lists of the top ways to spend your summer holidays in the Mother City.

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 Top 6 Exciting Outdoor Activities

1. Snorkelling with the Seals in Hout Bay
2. Paddle through the open waters with Kayak Tours
3. Abseil off Table Mountai
4. Horse Riding on Noordhoek Beach
5. Surfing the Waves of Cape Town
6. Tobogganing at Cool Running’s in Tyger valley

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Top 6 Cape Town Experiences

  1. Walk a Museum Mile
  2. Take a lesson in South African history on Robben Island or at the District Six Museum
  3. Waddle down to a penguin colony
  4. Coast the Cape Winelands
  5. Enjoy a Beach Day in Camp’s Bay
  6. Experience the Township with a half-day tour888

Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town

  1. The African eatery Addis in Cape
  2. Inside & You’re Out, winner of Best Burgers
  3. For premium seafood and sea views, Harbour
  4. For Dim Sum diehards, South China Dim Sum Bar
  5. Enjoy views at Bistro-style at Bistro Sixteen82
  6. The eclectic Bombay Bicycle Club
  7. The Bootlegger Coffee Company in sunny
  8. The lovely Chardonnay Deli in Constantia
  9. Cafe Roux in Noordhoek
  10. And for fine dining, The Pot Luck Club

8-Day Cape Town & Garden Route Linger Longer

7A scenic journey of discovery starting in Cape Town, meandering along the stunning Garden Route and ending in Port Elizabeth. This escorted tour includes all the main highlight attractions of this spectacular region.

8-Day Cape Town and Garden Route Circular

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Enjoy an unforgettable guided journey beginning and ending in Cape Town, exploring the scenic Garden Route and Whale Coast. Discover Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and surrounding areas.

12-Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

9Explore the beauty of Cape Town and the Garden Route, covering the Cape Town Oudtshoorn and Knysna highlights and including a luxury safari experience near Addo Elephant National Park – Big 5 and malaria free.

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