Along the trans Kalahari high way lays the rapidly growing village, Kang. Most people barely make a stop over in Kang to explore the village but rather stop for lodging over night en route to Namibia, Gantsi, Maun and other destination. For some it’s the last stop for getting supplies before driving a couple of kilometers to exploring the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Kang has a mini mall, petrol stations, restaurants, a number of good lodges and an airstrip.
Game hunting seems to be on the rise with a number of lodges offering the activity. Kalahari Rest Lodge, situated 25 kilometers on the outskirts of the village offers a number of big game and predators for hunters in a private game lodge. Though the prices are not for the miserly, one can get to hunt Zebra, Springbuck, Impala, Gemsbuck, Kudu, Waterbuck, Eland, Hartebeest, Steenbuck, Duiker, Warthog, Black- Back Jackal and Leopard with prices ranging between US $ 100.00 up to US$ 950.00 depending on the species to be hunted. There are facilities in place post-hunt, trophy drying and for skinning your kill.
Those not interested in game hunting can opt for game viewing or relax by the swimming pool within the lodge or lazy around in the luxury en-suite chalets which are air-conditioned or even knock down a few drinks by the bar. There’s also the use of campsites and every campsite has its own bathroom with dishwashing facilities for the self-catering traveler.
As nightfall approaches, it’s an opportunity for stargazing while listening to the sounds of different wildlife species from the bush and peace of mind in a no noise zone. Cars passing by can only be heard once in a while along the Trans Kalahari highways.
If seeking to mingle with the locals, a popular night joint called Kings and Queens in Kang is a must visit. This is where the locals meet for the sundowners. You’ll also get to hear most people talking in different San languages like the qhoo, xhikwe and quoxlam. Get to Kang and meet the warm people of the Kalahari, see the beauty of Botswana and explore the flat plain grassland in a place that will soon develop to be a place for cultural exchange and tourism.