240 000 acres of pristine wilderness
Our breathtaking Kalahari Concession is approximately a quarter of a million acres in extent and is the largest privately owned conservation area in South Africa! It is situated along the border of Botswana in the North West province of South Africa. (Co-ordinates: South 25° 17.392’ and East 23° 11.218’). The Kalahari region of Southern Africa is the dry heart of the sub-continent, lying roughly over the three way junction of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. This is the arid northwest of South Africa, almost entirely semi-desert and great game country. This superb area is all about the authentic African bush experience and its hot, dry, African climate. It is extremely remote, wild and is typical of the Kalahari with massive open spaces, perfectly flat sandy terrain with typical Kalahari vegetation and numerous water pans scattered throughout the area. It is truly stunning and a rare, untouched corner of South Africa. The game is 100% free range and the hunting - which is completely fair-chase - is challenging and exciting. This area has not been hunted before. This assures superb quality! There are over 16 000 head of game in the reserve comprising Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyenas and Wild Dogs, White Rhino, Buffalo, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Blue Wildebeest, Cape Eland, Gemsbok, Kudu, Hartebeest, Sable, Springbok, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, Zebra, Impala and Grey Duiker. It is unique and hunting it is like taking a step back into the traditional Kalahari safaris of by-gone days. Our Kalahari Concession is managed by a highly qualified and experienced team of wildlife managers and safari staff. A traditional tented safari camp is presently under construction, however we also have access to an upmarket thatched lodge if clients prefer. Access is by road or private charter. The summers throughout the region are hot and dry – around 30°C (86F) and reaching 40°C (104°F) – while the winters are cold with very limited rainfall, with temperatures dipping regularly to below freezing. Days in winter tend to be fresh and clear. The area is malaria free. CVS has exclusivity to this magnificent destination!