Kalahari Gemsbok National Park


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South Africa: see KalahariKalahari
, arid plateau region, c.100,000 sq mi (259,000 sq km), in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. The Kalahari, covered largely by reddish sand, lies between the Orange and Zambezi rivers and is studded with dry lake beds. Yearly rainfall varies from 5 in. (12.
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Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

 

national park in the Republic of South Africa. It is located in the Kalahari Desert, in the northern part of Cape of Good Hope Province. Founded in 1931. Area, about 900,000 hectares (1970). The typical landscape is barchans; vegetation consists mostly of thorny shrubs. Antelopes inhabiting the park include the gems-bok (Oryx gazella), springbok, common eland, and red harte-beest. Artificial watering places have been built to preserve the animals. There are two tourist camps in the park, at Twee Ri-vieren and Mata Mata.

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The South African National Parks (SANParks), which already manages the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, will also ensure that the integrity of the outstanding universal value of the property is sustained and that the Khomani community will continue to be involved and benefit from their cultural heritage, she said.
Weaver verlaat het Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, steekt de Namibische grens over en komt bij de Popawaterval aan waar hij slechts een handvol mensen aantreft.
These include the mountain desert of Richtersveld National Park; Augrabies Falls National Park; and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park which has recently been incorporated with Botswana's Kalahari Gemsbok Park into the Kgalagadi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area.
Last April, the Presidents of South Africa and Botswana signed the treaty that links South Africa's Gemsbok National Park with Botswana's Kalahari Gemsbok National Park to form the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The two national parks here are the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and the Gemsbok National Park, where herds of gemsbok, springbok, other species of antelope and 170 types of birds can be seen.