Nature Reserves near Upington

Augrabies

Find the closest nature reserves near Upington, for your South African self-drive holiday. Pack the whole family and explore the beauty of South African Nature Reserves.


Augrabies Falls National Park
A view of the falls at Augrabies Falls National Park.

Distance

123km

GPS Coordinates

28:61:74.0 S
20:34:92.3 E


Augrabies is derived from the Khoi name for 'place of the Great Noise' – one of the world’s largest waterfalls. The Augrabies Falls National Park region is home to the Nama people.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
A view of the reserve at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.

Distance

263km

GPS Coordinates

27:13:30 S
22:28:40 E


Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, located at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains in the grasslands of the Kalahari, Northern Cape, is South Africa’s largest private game reserve. This malaria-free reserve plays host to a large amount of rare game, 230 bird species and 70 different mammal species making for abundant and unforgettable wildlife sightings.

Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
A view of Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.

Distance

265km

GPS Coordinates

26:47:39.5 S
20:61:32 E


Kgalagadi Transfontier Park was proclaimed in 1931 to protect migratory game in the region. Located in a large sand-filled basin, this arid landscape overlaps both South Africa and Botswana to create one of the largest conservation areas in the world, covering over 3,6 million hectares.