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Expand your world in the most enjoyable way - travel the wild parts of Southern Africa the bushdrifter way

  drifting arid areas  

  • Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

    Landscape close to Twee Rivieren Camp
  • Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, close to Mata-Mata Camp

    Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

    Landscape close to Mata-Mata Camp
  • Kieliekrankie Wilderness Tented Camp

    Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

    Kieliekrankie Wilderness Tented Camp
  • Namaqua National Park

    Northern Cape

    Namaqua National Park, along the roadside
  • Namaqua National Park, campsite

    Northern Cape

    Namaqua National Park, campsite on the coastline
  • Kalahari Tented Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Kalahari Tented Camp

he terrain of Southern Africa is varied, ranging from forest and grasslands to deserts. The region has both low-lying coastal areas and mountain areas.


outhern Africa has a wide diversity of eco-regions including grassland, bushveld, karoo and savannah zones. Even though considerable disturbance has occurred in some regions from habitat loss due to human overpopulation or economy-focused development, there remain significant numbers of various wildlife species in the region.


outhern Africa host a vast variety and abundance of the world's biological and natural resources, including two of the world's biodiversity 'hotspots' - the Cape Floristic Kingdom and the Succulent Karoo (both in South Africa). The region contains several centres of endemism where species of birds, mammals and plants reside nowhere else in the world.


iological diversity or 'biodiversity' refers to the variety of plant and animal life of an area or region. Biodiversity is usually measured at species level with measures such as specie richness (number of species), specie diversity (types of species) and endemism (uniqueness of species to a certain area). Wildlife diversity contributes significantly to the tourism activities in the region. It can be seen as one of tourism's greatest assets. Tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands to renowned areas to fulfill their urge to see and experience the wonders of nature.

For the purposes of this website, we will focus on four areas:

The mountain ranges of South Africa are some of the oldest and perhaps most beautiful in the world. These include Cape Town's Table Mountain and KwaZulu-Natal's uKhahlamba-Drakensberg ranges, plus other wonders like the ancient Magaliesberg and the magnificent Cederberg range. South Africa's mountain ranges are rugged and beautiful. Known for its rugged geography, South Africa is criss-crossed by many to enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges.


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