The 3.7 million hectare Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 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. There are 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: Saturday 30 April
We depart early morning from Johannesburg. On route to Kuruman, we travel through Ventersdorp and Vryburg, lunch on route. We will stay overnight at Red Sands outside Kuruman. Dinner at the Red Sands restaurant
Day 2: Sunday 1 May
After breakfast, we continue the journey toward 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 1 night. We relax for the remainder of the afternoon before dinner is enjoyed at the Restaurant.
Day 3: Monday 2 May
After a healthy breakfast, we will drive up to the Kamqua picnic spot where the Game Ranger from !Xaus Lodge will meet you and take you over 92 sand dunes to the Lodge. On arrival at the Lodge enjoy a welcome drink, check into your rooms. Dinner at the Lodge.
Day 4: Tuesday 3 May
Early wake-up call for a walk into the Dunes to learn some of the Bushmen Culture OR enjoy a very early morning game drive. Returning to the Lodge for breakfast and time to relax before lunch. Late afternoon game drive again followed by dinner at the Lodge.
Day 5: Wednesday 4 May
After breakfast, it will be time to leave !Xaus Lodge back over the 92 sand dunes for our return to the Auob river and our return home. Overnight in Askam.
Day 6: Thursday 5 May
Enjoy breakfast and depart for our last night on tour. Lunch on route. Overnight and dinner at Red Sands.
Day 7: Friday 6 May
Depart after breakfast traveling back to Johannesburg. Lunch on route. Arrive back in Johannesburg late afternoon.
** optional fly back from Upington for own account.