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Where is Carnage filmed? Shooting locations in South Africa desert for the Sky One series

The Mad Max style crossover of Top Gear and Robot Wars is set in the remote Kalahari desert

CARNAGE is a new show on Sky One which sees contestants take part in crazy car rallies in the desert.

Here's everything you need to know about where it's filmed in South Africa...

 Left to right: Freddie Flintoff, Vick Hope and Lethal Bizzle in the Kalahari desert for Carnage on Sky One
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Left to right: Freddie Flintoff, Vick Hope and Lethal Bizzle in the Kalahari desert for Carnage on Sky One

Where is Carnage filmed?

Carnage is filmed in the Kalahari desert in South Africa.

The purpose built tracks are in a remote location north of Cape Town in the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

The nearest town, Ceres and the main road are a two hour drive away from the set.

During filming the crew stayed in a purpose-built camps but due to the strong winds and sandstorms some of the tents blew away.

Temperatures also soared to the high 40s which meant that on some days it was too hot for the camera to operate.

 Sunset in the Kalahari desert with one of the weaponised vehicles taking part in Carnage
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Sunset in the Kalahari desert with one of the weaponised vehicles taking part in Carnage

What is the climate of the Kalahari desert?

"Kalahari" is derived from the Tswana word "Kgala", meaning "the great thirst", or Kgalagadi, meaning "a waterless place."

The desert is characterised by large areas of red sand without any permanent surface water.

It covers parts of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

The average temperature of the hottest month in any region in the Kalahari never exceeds 29 °C but sometimes it can soar to highs of 45 °C.

The Tankwa Karoo region is one of the driest parts of South Africa with less than 100 mm of rain a year on average.

In the driest and sunniest parts of the Kalahari, over 4,000 hours of sunshine are recorded annually on average.

When is Carnage next on Sky One?

Carnage launched on Sky One on May 6, 2018 at 8pm.

It will air every Sunday at the same time until June, 3, 2018.

The show is hosted by ex-England cricketer Freddie Flintoff, MC Lethal Bizzle and Vick Hope.

The aim of Carnage is to render your opponent's vehicle immobile by repeatedly crashing into them.

Trailer for Sky One's new Mad Max-style driving show Carnage