The 3.7 million hectare Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa & Botswana is one of the world’s largest conservation areas and is a sanctuary to herds of gemsbok, springbok, blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest, as well as the black-mane Kalahari lions, leopard and cheetah.
This is an amazing park in the northern Cape and bordering with Namibia and one can traverse into Botswana. It is arid in some place and semi arid but produces amazing animal sightings like giraffe, aardwolf, bat eared fox etc. This is a raptors paradise and unbelievable photo’s are taken in these parts of the world.
The Kgalagadi is frequently visited by travelers from all over the world and love doing this park as well as Botswana and Namibia on one trip. So self-drive is one option as well as guided by a professional. It is a harsh part of the world and one needs to plan properly. Accommodation is chalate’s or 2 bed, 2 bath, lounge 7 kitchen with stoep over looking the dry Aub or Nossob rivers, camping with great facilities, rustic accommodation in smaller camps with no fencing and lodge style accommodation. So, you can drive in which is spectacular or, fly in to Upington and travel from there.
Come and meet the Khomani San People
We depart early morning from Johannesburg. On route to Kuruman, we travel through Ventersdorp and Vryburg, where we have lunch. On arrival in Kuruman, we visit the Eye of Kuruman and depart for Kathu not far from Kuruman. Check-in and overnight stay at Red Sands outside Kuruman.
After breakfast, we continue the journey toward the Kgalagadi Park. The route is via Olifantshoek towards Upington where we will have lunch. We then drive in a northerly direction towards the town of Askham. It is a slow drive, and around every corner, you will see more dune landscapes. We arrive at the Kgalagadi Lodge (5km from the gate) and check into the well-appointed chalets tonight. We relax for the remainder of the afternoon before dinner is enjoyed at the Restaurant.
Depart early to Mata Mata Camp for a full day safari with brunch at a picnic spot, looking for animals in the dry riverbed. Stay over in Mata Mata for 2 nights
After a healthy breakfast, we will drive in the dry river beds going further north and visit various water holes and picnic spots during the day before we return to camp for a lovely dinner.
After breakfast either in the chalets or at a picnic spot, we continue on our way to Nossob camp for the next 3 nights, enjoy game viewing every day. Stopping at picnic spots and water holes. Once booked into Nossob camp you can either sit at the Hide or on your front porch watching the animals coming to the waterhole. Your host will prepare meals for you in camp every night.
After another early morning wilderness drive followed by breakfast, it will be time to leave Nossop and make our way to Twee Rivieren gate. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the route at a picnic site or at Twee Rivieren. Overnight at the Molopo Kalahari Lodge.
Depart after breakfast travelling via Kathu where we will stop for a nice lunch and then on to Vryburg where we will overnight at the Lavender Guesthouse.
*** optional fly back from Upington for own account.
This is your last day with the Kgalagadi tour and after breakfast, we depart for Johannesburg. Arriving late afternoon.