Kgalagadi District trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Kgalagadi is a district in southwest Botswana, lying along the country's border with Namibia and South Africa. The administrative center is Tsabong. The district of Kgalagadi covers a large part of the Kalahari Desert. It has a total area of 105,200 km² and has a population of 42,000 (2001). More than one-third of the district is covered by the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which extends into South Africa, and which is a major tourist attraction.As of 2011, the total population of the district was 50,492 (compared to 42,049 in 2001). The growth rate of population during the decade was 1.85. Kgalagadi's population represents 2.49 per cent of the total population of Botswana. The majority of employees (in 2011 there were 10,530 people in work) were working within the transport & communication and public administration sectors. The district is administered by a district administration and district council.GeographyKgalagadi borders Omaheke Region, Namibia in northwest, Hardap Region, Namibia in southwest, Northern Cape Province, South Africa in south, North West Province, South Africa in southeast and omestically, it borders Ghanzi District in the north, Kweneng District in northeast, Southern District in the east. Kgalagadi means "land of the thirst". The largest settlement in the district is Tsabong, which had a population of 8939 in 2011 census while Hukuntsi and Kang had 4654 and 5985, respectively. The following is the list of villages noted separately in 2011 census in each census region.Kgalagadi District is in Botswana. With our international travel planner, Botswana vacations can be built around trips to Kgalagadi District and other destinations in Botswana.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kgalagadi District
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Kgalagadi District tours
7-Day Botswana Guided Tour from Maun BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $5,145
Duration: 7 days
Deserts and Canyons Namibia Explorer BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $2,030
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit in Kgalagadi District
Recently planned trips to Kgalagadi District
60 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Upington & Kgalagadi District BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Tshabong BY A USER FROM BOTSWANA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium