The Central Kalahari game Reserve is the second largest wildlife reserve in the world and the largest in Southern Africa. After good rains in the summer, scores of wildlife gather at the best grazing areas in the northern flat grasslands - including large herds of springbok and gemsbok, with wildebeest, giraffe and elands. The northern deception valley is one of the highlights, principally because of the dense concentrations of herbivores its sweet grasses attract during and after the rainy season (and of course the accompanying predators).
Whilst the wildlife is seasonal, the attraction of the Kalahari is the almost-infinite landscape. Fossilised river valleys are now salt pans, tall grasslands break for sand dunes, sand acacias and Kalahari appleleaf are a common site along with silver terminalia sandvelt. Vast pans stretch out to the horizon front of you, where they meet a bold blue sky.