KD2 Wilderness Area is a 6,500 sqare km conservation landscape 

... and home to black-maned Kalahari lion, leopard, cheetah brown and spotted hyenas, along with semi-migratory wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, hartebeest, ostrich and springbok, among many other smaller wildlife species.

KD2 is a vast, unfenced wilderness adjoining Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It contains picturesque acacia savanna landscapes and spectacular salt pans. It is an important wet season calving ground for herds of springbok and wildebeest, in addition to the largest free-ranging eland population remaining on the African continent. 

KD2 forms part of a wildlife corridor that stretches from KTP in the south as far north as Kafue in Zambia.


There are 2 campsites to visit in KD2. Please note that due to poor communications in the village, it is not possible to reserve a campsite. However the area sees little traffic, so you may be the only one out there.


The wilderness campsites beyond Zutshwa at Kaa and Name pans are accessible by 4WD only!

This is one of the last great wild areas of the world. Please treat it with respect. Visitors must be fully self-sufficient and assume all responsibility for their survival when venturing into KD2.


You must get a permit from the Self-service permit station in Zutshwa to camp in KD2. We have made it easy for clients to pay their fees right on the track near the village and we do random patrols for compliance checks.


Transiting KD2 between Zutshwa and Kaa Gate P50* per vehicle (R60, USD5, EU4)

*note: campers staying in KD2 need not pay the P50 transit fee for vehicle.

Camping at Name Pan or Kaa Pan (along the Transit route) P100 pppn (R120, USD10, EU9). Kids under 10 are free.

For more information about permits, rates, campsites and GPS Routing you can download this factsheet 


The Transit Route is a sand track (4WD only) that runs from Zutshwa to Kaa Gate at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There are four places to camp: two at Name Pan (20km from the village) and two at Kaa Pan (10km from Kaa Gate). These are wild campsites with no facilities.

Name Pan campsite is situated on the road between Zutshwa village and the Kaa Entry/Exit gate into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, approximately 50km from the Kaa Gate and 22km from Zutshwa Village, accessible by 4WD only.

Kaa Pan campsite is situated on the road between Zutshwa village and the Kaa Entry/Exit gate into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, approximately 15km from the Kaa Gate and 57km from Zutshwa Village, accessible by 4WD only.

Pan Kalahari

Zutshwa website and Zutshwa StopOver are projects of the Qhaa Qhing Conservation Trust

with support by Comanis Foundation and Tanate Wilderness (Pty)

Photographs by Julia Burger

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