Kalkheuwel waterhole

 Kalkheuwel waterhole of Etosha National Park, a male Gemsbok walking near it <sup>1</sup>

Kalkheuwel waterhole of Etosha National Park, a male Gemsbok walking near it 1
One of Etosha national park's man made waterholes, a rectangular-shaped concrete trough fed by an artesian well.

It some times overflows, creating a larger pond next to it, though shallow enough for most of the animals to wade in.

The land around it is filled with white rocks, and there is a parking spot nearby where visitors can view animals from the safety of a car.

It's name means 'limestone hill' in Afrikaans, referring to the nature of the surrounding landscape.

What to do thereGame viewing and bird watching.

Said to be a good spot to see predators hunt, as it is far from human activities and there is plant cover near it.

It also is a good spot to see larger herds of herbivores especially in the mornings and evenings.

Best time to visitDuring winter and spring, when water is scarce and more animals come to drink from it.

Location of Kalkheuwel waterholeIt sits at the centre of a large clearing, amidst the shrublands of Etosha national park's eastern end.

There's only one gravel road to and from it.

How to get thereBy vehicle, as there aren't any airstrips nearby.

Transport options include rental or private vehicles, as well as self drive, bus and overland tour packages.

References1. By Alchemist-hp (talk) (www.pse-mendelejew.de) - Own work, FAL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25435950

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