Kalahari Adventure Tour - Augrabies National Park - Kgalagadi National Park - Fish River National Park - Richtersveld National Park - African Rafting

     
  Kalahari Adventure tour  
 

Experience the tranquillity of the Cape hinterland on this unique 4-deserts safari. Visiting the semi-desert area of the Ceres- Karoo, the green Kalahari Desert, the Namib at Fish River Canyon and the Richtersveld desert reserve, this is the ultimate scenic, wildlife and adventure package operating from Cape Town

We visit Augrabies National Park, spend 3 days in the Kaglagadi National Park, Fish River National Park, 4 nights rafting on the Orange River and we end this great trip at the beautiful West Coast town of Elands Bay. The ultimate kalahari tour, encompassing culture, amazing scenary, wildlife and river rafting adventure in 12 days

Minimum 6 Pax- Departs the 15th of every month

Day 1: Ceres/Karoo- Brandvlei
Day 2: Augrabies National Park
Day 3: Kaglagadi National Park: Nossob
Day 4: Kaglagadi National Park: Nossob
Day 5: Kaglagadi National Park: Twee rivieren
Day 6: Fish River Canyon
Day 7: Orange river- River camp
Day 8: Orange river- River camp
Day 9: Orange River- River camp
Day 10: Orange river- Base camp
Day 11: Elands Bay
Day 12: Cape Town

Day 1: We depart Cape Town and drive through the beautiful town of Ceres, named after the Greek goddess of fertility, before we enter the first of our semi-desert area, the Ceres Karoo. We overnight in the sleepy town of Brandvlei
Meals: L, D                                                                            Acc: Hotel
Distance: 650 km                                                                   Place: Brandvlei

Day 2: After a hearty hotel breakfast we drive further into Bushmanland, passing Kenhardt, before we reach Keimoes and the mighty Orange (Gariep) river. We have lunch on the banks of SA’s longest river, before we visit Augrabies Falls.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 225 km                                                                     Place: Kamkirri

Day 3: Leaving early from Augrabies, we visit the jewel of the Kalahari, Upington, where we re-supply our stocks before we drive to the Kaglagadi National Park. We have our first game drive en route to Nossob camp site!
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 375 km                                                                     Place: Nossob

Day 4: A full day of game drives! We leave as the sun rises and look for the majestic black-maned Kalahari lion, the vast herds of gemsbok and springbok and the illusive leopard. Also be sure to look out for the many raptors, abundant in this great park. We come back to camp at circa 10h00, have hearty brunch, and relax till about 15h00 before we commence on our second game drive for the day!
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 150 km                                                                     Place: Nossob

Day 5: Today we make our way towards to south west and Mata-Mata camp, renowned for its giraffe. Be sure to look out for the little creatures that make the Kalahari special, meerkat, cape fox and brown hyena, amongst others. We follow the same plan as yesterday, with our second game drive in the afternoon.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 150 km                                                                     Place: Mata-Mata

Day 6:  We sadly leave the park and head out at Mata-Mata gate, travelling through the straights of the Kalahari towards the majestic Fish river canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world. We have sundowners and dinner at the edge of the canyon.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 750 km                                                                     Place: Hobas

Day 7: A short drive gets us to our base camp on the banks of the mighty Orange at lunch time. Here we pack our rafts and head of on a wonderful 3 nights in this mountainous desert, the only one in South Africa. All equipment needed for this great adventure is taken on the guide boats; you just paddle your own gear and a cooler box with drinks
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 190 km                                                                     Place: Banks of the Orange

Day 8,9: We explore this magical river eco-system, sleeping under the stars, swimming, hiking  and relaxing in the beautiful Richtersveld, proclaimed a world heritage site in 2006.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 50 km                                                                       Place: Banks of the Orange

Day 10: After lunch we transit back to base camp where we will have a well deserved shower and an ice cold drink at base camp. Dinner is served in the camp’s restaurant overlooking the mighty Gariep. We savour the adventure we shared over a glass of wine and a fine pizza.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Tent
Distance: 190 km                                                                     Place: Oewerbos

Day 11: We start early and make our way south towards the lovely town of Elands Bay, a gem on the west coast. We have dinner in the world renowned Muisbosskerm, where a feast of fresh seafood awaits us. Our last night see us reminiscing about the fauna and flora and scenery we shared over the last 11 days.
Meals: B, L, D                                                                         Acc: Hotel
Distance: 540 km                                                                     Place: Elands Bay

Day 12: After a leisurely stroll on the beach, we head south again on the west coast road, having our last lunch at the well known hotel in Paternoster. Be sure to visit the panty bar on the way out! We arrive in Cape Town at circa 16h00 where we will drop you at your hotel.

Included: Transport in land rover safari vehicles, all meals as indicated, all entrance fees into National parks, all hotel and camping, all camping and eating utensils, guides, onboard library,
selected drinks.

Not included: alcoholic beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

Price: ZAR 14 995.00

Single supplement R 1 500.00

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KGALAGADI NATIONAL PARK
Thunderstorm Kgalagadi
 
KGALAGADI
Kgalagadi stands for place of thirst. The park is situated within the southern Kalahari Desert.
There are red sand dunes, dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Aoub, occasional some trees and sparse vegetation. Although the rivers flow only about once per century, water flows underground and provides life for grass and other plants. After large thunderstorms the rivers flow briefly and the wildlife will slake their thirst at the unusual source.
 
Cape Town
 
Kgalagadi National Park
Augrabies National Park
Gemsbok - Oryx
 
AUGRABIES NATIONAL PARK
AUGRABIES NATIONAL PARK
Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56-m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the 18-km abyss of the Orange River Gorge.
 
 
Kgalagadi National Park, Fish River Canyon
Augrabies Falls
Kalahari Desert, Orange River Rafting, West Coast National Park
Augrabies National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 
FISH RIVER CANYON
4 Desert Safari, Augrabies Falls, Kalahari Tour
Fish RIver Canyon
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