4 Day Kalahari Safari

All our guides have the same thing in common: Their love of the Kalahari, mixed with a generous portion of pride in their South African heritage, and a willingness to show of our beautiful country to our guests...

Tour Code:
KS4
Depart From:
Upington   |   Ending at: Upington
Departures: Daily (Subject to availability)
Duration: 4 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Safari |
Children: Allowed 

 






4 Day Kalahari Safari

4 Day Kalahari Safari

4 Day Kalahari Safari

4 Day Kalahari Safari

4 Day Kalahari Safari

4 Day Kalahari Safari

 
 



Health & Clothing
Health
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.

Clothing
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Safari - Day 1
Upington – Kgalagadi -Twee Rivieren (260 km)
We leave Upington at 8H30 from your guesthouse to drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Stop en route at the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine) and the Khomani San Bushmen to view their art.

Arrival at Twee Rivieren (12H30) Move into our lodge for a short rest. We depart on a game drive (speed limit 50km/h) in this 38 000 square km park until the gates close. Approximate predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 150, Cheetah – 200, Spotted hyenas – 370.

Bird species are 264, of which 20 raptor species are present. Antelope such as Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Springbok and Wildebeest are well represented. Optional 3 hour sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Overnight: Twee Rivieren chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and swimming pool)

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Safari - Day 2
Twee Rivieren – Nossob (160km)
Wake up one hour before gates open. Breakfast, then pack for Game drive in the dry river bed. We do stalk driving (direction North-East) for 5 – 6 hours to reach Nossob.

This is the day we try to learn more of the Kalahari and it’s secrets. Afternoon arrival. Check into lodge and short rest. Depart on a game drive until gates close. Special feature Nossob: Game hide with spotlight to watch animals coming to drink. Optional sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Overnight: Nossob: chalets/lodges (ceiling fan and swimming pool)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Safari – Day 3
Nossob - Mata-Mata (150km)
Wake up an hour before gates open. Pack up and game drive towards Mata Mata, using the 70km long Dune road to cross from Botswana to Namibia. Today we search for the famous Kalahari Lion, as well as the smaller inhabitants of the desert, like the Meerkat.

Afternoon arrival at Mata Mata. Check in and short rest before we depart on another game drive to explore this area. Special feature Mata Mata: Game hide with spotlight, sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Overnight: Mata Mata chalets/lodges (ceiling fan and pool)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Safari – Day 4
Mata Mata – Twee Rivieren – Upington (405km)
Wake up one hour before gates open, pack up and depart direction South. Today we learn more of the Kalahari and her secrets. After 4 – 5 hours of stalk driving we reach Twee Rivieren (12h00) Depart for Upington. Late afternoon arrival at your guesthouse. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

GUESTS NEED:
Binoculars, sun block, hat,closed shoes for the evenings, insect repellent, torch and toiletries.
IMPORTANT: Animals are active early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are lower.
Please keep luggage to a minimum (towels, linen and cutlery are supplied)

GATE TIMES:
january 0600-1930 july 0730-1800
february 0600-1930 august 0700-1830
march 0630-1900 september 0630-1830
april 0700-1830 october 0600-1900
may 0700-1800 november 0530-1930
june 0730-1800 december 0530-1930

WE NEED TO KNOW:
1. Your dietary requirements
2. Where to pick you up on day of departure at 08:30
3. Any special interest we should know about?

IMPORTANT:
Kgalagadi is very popular and then the program may be different than the one above.

4 Day Kalahari Safari - Chalet Accommodation Valid: 2011-11-01 to 2012-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 7100.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 11050.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

4 Day Kalahari Safari - Camping Accommodation Valid: 2011-11-01 to 2012-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 6470.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 9900.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
Air conditioned transport and THETA accredited driver / guide (Northern Cape Province and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park)
Accommodation in chalets/lodges
Meals as per itinerary:
B = Breakfast – cereals, coffee and tea
L = Lunch
D=Dinner – cooked dinner

Tour Exclude
Conservation fees per person per night payable at Kgalagadi cash or credit card.

Terms & Conditions
A NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit is needed for tour conformation.

Accommodation Pre- & Post-tour (10km radius)



River City Inn
Conveniently situated in the CBD, River City Inn offers modern and comfortable facilities at affordable rates, ensuring value for money when travelling to Upington.
Grading:


Desert Palace Hotel & Casino
The resort offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere with friendly, efficient and well-trained staff whose main priority is you. We will ensure that your needs are fulfilled and that your stay is memorable.
Grading:
From: R590.00 per person sharing


Protea Hotel Upington
A totally different and special experience, with this well -equipped hotel set on the banks of the Orange River, close to various attractions. Four-wheel drive vehicles for hire, luxury air-conditioned rooms and much more.
Grading:
From: R600.00 per person sharing


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