Where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors... this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Day 1: 15 July
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.
Day 2: 16 July
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.
Day 3: 17 July
Depart early to Nossop for a full day safari with brunch at a picnic spot, looking for animals in the dry Auob riverbed. Stay over in Nossop for 2 nights
Day 4: 18 July
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.
Day 5/6: 19 & 20 July
After breakfast either in the chalets or at a picnic spot, we continue on our way to the Mata Mata camp for the next 2 nights, enjoy game viewing every day. Stopping at picnic spots and water holes. Once booked into Mata Mata camp you can either sit at the Hide at Mata Mata or on your front porch watching the animals coming to the waterhole. Your host will prepare meals for you in camp every night.
Day 7: 21 July
After another early morning wilderness drive followed by breakfast, it will be time to leave Mata Mata 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: 22 July
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: 23 July
This is your last day with the Kgalagadi tour and after breakfast, we depart for Johannesburg.