The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

2018
Tour No : 
3
Start Date : 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
End Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Duration: 
8
Per Person Sharing: 
R19600
Single Supplement : 
R3800
Booking: 
Completed

 

Highlights:                                                            

  • Black maned Lions
  • Herds of springbuck / gemsbuck
  • Raptors
  • Sand dunes
  • Stunning sunsets and sunrises

 

Overview

The 3.7 million hectare Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the world’s largest conservation areas, and is sanctuary to herds of gemsbok, springbok, blue wildebeest, eland, red hartebeest, as well as the black-mane Kalahari lions, leopard and cheetah. There is 60 species of mammals, as well as reptiles and amphibians. It has 307 bird species, and 52 of the registered 80 raptors have been registered in the park.

Day 1: March 3

Johannesburg to Kathu

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 the Namakwari Lodge in Kathu.

Day 2: March 4

Kathu to Kgalagadi

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 for two nights stay. We relax for the remainder of the afternoon before dinner is enjoyed at the Restaurant.

Day 3: March 5

On safari in the Kgalagadi

Depart early for a full day safari with brunch at Achterlonie picnic spot, looking for animals in the dry Auob riverbed. Return to the Kgalagadi Lodge mid afternoon for a tour of the Meerkats (if available)

Day 4: March 6

Kgalagadi safari

After a healthy breakfast, we depart into the park. Driving in the dry river beds we start our search for the animals of the Kgalagadi, visiting various water holes and picnic spots during the day before we book into Nossop camp in the afternoon for the next 3 nights.

Day 5/6: March 7 & 8

Kgalagadi safari

After breakfast made by your host, enjoy game viewing every day. Stopping at picnic spots and water holes. Sit at the Hide at Nossop and wait for the animals. Your host will prepare meals for you in camp every night.

Day 7: March 9 

Kgalagadi to Molopo

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 route at a picnic site or at Twee Rivieren. Overnight at the Molopo Kalahari Lodge.

Day 8:  March 10

Molopo Lodge to Vryburg

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.

 

Day 9: March 11

Vryburg to Johannesburg

This is your last day with the Kgalagadi tour and after breakfast, we depart for Johannesburg. Arriving late afternoon.

 

 

Cost of the  11-day tour is R19 600 per person sharing. Single supplement is R 3 800

 

Included in the costs above:

Accommodation in Standard chalets

Entrance fees

Breakfast

lunch

Dinner

Meerkat tour

 

Excluded in the costs above:

Drinks                           Laundry            Telephone calls

Curios                           Porterage          Gratuities

Flights

Printable 2018 Tour Program (click here)