Kalahari Convoy 4X4 - 21 Days

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Trip Facts

  • 1-10 people
  • Vary from 4* to tented with ensuite
  • Open vehicle game drives
  • South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia
  • 4X4 Vehicles

Take a special group trip or 4 × 4 convoy trip along with those typical South African hot spots and wildlife and nature parks. Travel with a small group at a leisurely pace. You will see, experience and enjoy more!
Thereby:

  • visit lesser-known but typical parks in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana and visit them at ease.
  • You stay in special small-scale accommodations, sometimes luxurious, sometimes in the most beautiful location, always with your own bathroom and toilet.
  • you can ride in the 4 × 4 of our guide or if you wish you can drive your own 4 × 4
  • the guide speaks Afrikaans -English – Dutch.

This is the ideal introduction to the Kalahari, for the regular Africa-goer, with the real Africa experience! With the best price-quality ratio (many meals, excursions and entrance fees are included)!

Take a special group trip or 4 × 4 convoy trip along those typical South African hot spots and wildlife and nature parks. Travel with a small group at a leisurely pace. You will see, experience and enjoy more!
Thereby:

  • visit lesser-known but typical parks in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and visit them at ease.
  • You stay in special small-scale accommodations, sometimes luxurious, sometimes in the most beautiful location, always with your own bathroom and toilet.
  • you can ride in the 4 × 4 of our guide or if you wish you can drive your own 4 × 4
  • the guide speaks Afrikaans -English – Dutch.

This is the ideal introduction to the Kalahari, for the regular Africa-goer, with the real Africa experience! With the best price-quality ratio (many meals, excursions and entrance fees are included)!

Day 1
Cape Town

Direct flight with an international flight from your international airport to Cape Town. Overnight in the city.

Day 2
Cape Town

Some cities have everything … and even if you have already been there, you can always spend a pleasant day in Cape Town: Table Mountain, a city walk with the Kompagniestuinen and the Castle, a terrace or a nice little shop. Long Street is the entertainment centre in the old town. The V&A Waterfront offers entertainment with restaurants and shops. The boat to Robben Island leaves here. You can also visit the Bo-Kaap, the botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch or visit one of the museums. Also nice for foodies: the many food markets and very good restaurants!

Day 3
Paternoster

Paternoster is a small picturesque fishing village and is known for its very good restaurants. Fish is the speciality in Paternoster with, among other things, the west coast lobster, crawfish, mussels, king-cliff (cod type), anchovy and pike. For lunch, we can also go to ”die Strandloper” at Langebaan, a restaurant on the beach, where you can easily enjoy fresh seafood. Not luxury, but an experience … booking on time is a must!

Day 4
Clanwilliam

Clanwilliam is located at the foot of the Cederberg mountains. The region is known for the beautiful mountains with pronounced erratic rock formations that turn red at the end of the day. Clanwilliam is a pleasant-looking village, the first farm was built in 1726. A must see in the village is a visit to a rooibos plantation or the rooibos tea cooperative with a real tea tasting. Rooibos is a native plant that only grows here worldwide! Or visit the unique ’leather shoes’ factory in the area.

Day 5
Namaqualand/Richtersveld

Namaqualand/Richtersveld

Day 6
Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon in the deep south of Namibia is the second largest canyon in Africa, with a length of 161 kilometres, a width of 27 kilometres and a depth of sometimes 550 meters, since 1961 a national monument and since 1969 a protected natural area than 6,000 km2.

The Fish River Canyon consists for the most part of black limestone and sandstone.

Day 7
Fish River Canyon

The Fish River runs south through the gorge, along a river of 650 kilometres. After the Canyon, this river flows into the Orange River.

In the south, the canyon ends at Ai-Ais, where there are also hot springs (it means “burning water” in Nama), which sometimes reach a water temperature of 60 degrees and (as legend tells) discovered in 1850 by a shepherd looking for sheep.

The lodge is beautifully situated between the rock formations in the Gondwana wildlife park.

Day 8
Keetmanshoop

The most interesting thing about Keetmanshoop is ’The Garden of the Gods’. This beautiful and mysterious name is given to an area that is full of bizarre boulders ( Giants Playground ) and the nearby forest with quiver trees. The quirky tube tree has been an important tree for the Bushman (bushmen). They used the hollow trunk as a quiver for their arrows. The forest has been a national monument since 1955.

Day 9
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (North)

The Kalahari Gemsbok Park, founded in 1931, has been renamed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park because it merged with the Kalahari Park in Botswana. The park is now 3.6 million hectares (!) In total and is one of the most pristine wildlife reserves in Africa. The place where the red sand dunes provide fantastic photo opportunities for Kalahari lions, gemsboks, antelopes and birds of prey.

Day 10
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (North)

You can also spot cheetah and leopard, aardwolf, Cape Fox and much more here. Along the way, there are regular drinking water places. It is often endless to enjoy the dunes in all its shades of yellow and red. Look out for the gemsboks that sometimes stand on the edges of the dunes or the acrobatic springboks.

You may see the famous Kalahari lion. He is actually no bigger than his colleague from the Kruger Park, but because of the wild unkempt moons (there are few bushes here), he looks even stronger and more powerful. if you haven’t seen any giraffes at Mata Mata, it’s time to clean the windows ’. Hyenas and jackals are also present in abundance. We sleep two nights in the famous Kalahari Tented Camp.

Day 11
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South)

The Kalahari Gemsbok Park, founded in 1931, has been renamed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park because it merged with the Kalahari Park in Botswana. The park is now 3.6 million hectares (!) In total and is one of the most pristine wildlife reserves in Africa. The place where the red sand dunes provide fantastic photo opportunities for Kalahari lions, gemsboks, antelopes and birds of prey. You can also spot cheetah and leopard, aardwolf, Cape Fox and much more here. Along the way, there are regular drinking water places. It is often endless to enjoy the dunes in all its shades of yellow and red. Look out for the gemsboks that sometimes stand on the edges of the dunes or the acrobatic springboks.

Day 12
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South)

You may see the famous Kalahari lion. He is actually no bigger than his colleague from the Kruger Park, but because of the wild unkempt moons (there are few bushes here), he looks even stronger and more powerful. if you haven’t seen any giraffes at Mata Mata, it’s time to clean the windows ’. Hyenas and jackals are also present in abundance. We sleep two nights in the famous Kalahari Tented Camp.

Day 13
Augrabies National Park

The Augrabies Falls NP has an area of ​​13,600 ha and the area is very dry, sometimes resembling a moon landscape. Furthermore, the park is characterized by the Kokerboom (Quiver trees).

Day 14
Augrabies National Park

In the park you can walk well, both long or short walking tours, maps are available at the reception. You can also ride safaris, with 47 species of game, including the black rhino. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, especially the location is very nice, near the waterfall.

Day 15
Witsand Nature Reserve

Located between Upington and Kimberley, Witsand Nature Reserve offers white dunes up to sixty meters high, surrounded by the copper-red sand of the Kahalari, acacia woodland and the Langeberg mountain range. It is best known for its ’Brulsand’. In the summer, under the right circumstances, these dunes sometimes make a terrifying rumbling … Witsand Nature Reserve is a landscape park that is full of birds including the Namaqua sandgrouse and the smallest bird of prey in Africa, the dwarf hawk. The birds can be spotted well from a well-positioned bird viewing area.

Day 16
Mokala National Park

Mokala National Park is the latest addition to San Parks, still unknown and not touristy. Mokala means ’Camellia’ in Setswana. It is located approximately 80 kilometres southwest of Kimberley. The landscape varies from heads (hills) to large open plains. The park gives a feeling of desolation through the lonely hills. You will be surprised if you come from the hilly area into the open plains in the north and west of the park. The plains are crossed by water channels that run from the hills to the Riet River. A route runs through the park that leads you past the various ecosystems.

In a park that is enclosed between the Kalahari desert and the Karoo, you will, of course, find the birds that belong to these areas such as the lark, the weaver and the spotted night swallow. The nearly 28,000-hectare park also houses the white and black rhino, buffalo, Tsessebe, sable antelope, Roan antelope, cane mountain, giraffe, zebra (a special variant of the Burchell with a white butt), gemsbok, moose, hartebeest, wildebeest and much more. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable.

Day 17
Kimberley-Big Hole

Kimberley is the capital of the North Cape and with 170,000 inhabitants by far the largest city in the North Cape. The only other major place in this county is Upington. Kimberley is best known for its history as a mining town. The so-called ’Big Hole’ can still be seen and remains one of the biggest attractions in Kimberley. A very nice ’diamond village’ has been built around it with a museum about the history of the city, where a part of the diamonds found can also be found.

We spend the night in a small-scale boutique hotel with a very good restaurant.

Day 18
Bona Bona Game Lodge

Bona Bona is a nice stop to break the long distance to Madikwe. The nature reserve has 3 of the Big 5. But the bush picnic is great fun in the middle of the park. In the afternoon you can optionally make a game drive to spot antelopes, lion, rhino and buffalo. In the evening we organize a tasty braai.

Day 19
Madikwe

The Madikwe Game Reserve is a particularly malaria-free private park. It covers an area of ​​75,000 hectares, houses the Big Five and consists of both Kalahari and forest, which means that sandy open plains alternate with grasslands. As a result, the park has animals that you cannot see in the Kruger Park, such as the gemsbok (oryx / spiesbok). The Madikwe Game Reserve is bordered by the border with Botswana in the north, the Marico River in the east, the Dwarsberg Mountains in the south and the Zeerust-Gabarone road in the west. It is a private park, therefore mass tourism has not yet penetrated here.

The 4 * lodge is small-scale with 6 rooms. There is a swimming pool, an (illuminated) waterhole and an underground hide that makes it possible to take the most beautiful photos at any time of the day or night.

Bush House

Day 20
Madikwe

The Madikwe Game Reserve is a particularly malaria-free private park. It covers an area of ​​75,000 hectares, houses the Big Five and consists of both Kalahari and forest, which means that sandy open plains alternate with grasslands. As a result, the park has animals that you cannot see in the Kruger Park, such as the gemsbok (oryx / spiesbok). The Madikwe Game Reserve is bordered by the border with Botswana in the north, the Marico River in the east, the Dwarsberg Mountains in the south and the Zeerust-Gabarone road in the west. It is a private park, therefore mass tourism has not yet penetrated here.

The 4 * lodge is small-scale with 6 rooms. There is a swimming pool, an (illuminated) waterhole and an underground hide that makes it possible to take the most beautiful photos at any time of the day or night.

Bush House

Day 21
Flight

After morning game drive we leave for the airport.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Guaranteed departure with 3 people (max. 8)
  • Minimum age 12 years (in connection with safari activities)
  • Book your trip at least 6 months in advance and receive R 1000 pp early booking discount.
  • Single: room surcharge € 900
  • We reserve the right at all times to change accommodations, programs, and routes if this is necessary.
  • Including
  • All overnight stays in comfortable and luxurious accommodation en suite (always private bathroom)
  • based on bed and breakfast, 4 x lunch and 14 x dinner, including delicious traditional dishes such as a potjie or a braai
  • transport in 4 × 4’s with air conditioning / (fridge)
  • English / Dutch / African-language travel guidance
  • reservation fee
  • Included excursions / activities:
  • visit Rooibos shop/plantation/velskoenfabriek (Wuppertal Shoe Factory)(incl. entrance)
  • visit Westcoast NP (incl. entrance fee)
  • visit Fish River Canyon (incl. entrance fee)
  • visit Quiver Tree Forest in the late afternoon
  • game drives with your own car in the Kgalagadi (incl. entrance fee)
  • 2x morning + 2x evening Game drives in open 4 × 4 in Kgalagadi (incl. Entrance fee)
  • visit waterfall Augrabies (incl. entrance)
  • visit Mokala NP (incl. entrance fee)
  • visit Big Hole (incl. entrance)
  • 2x morning + 2x evening Game drives in open 4 × 4 in Madikwe (incl. Entrance fee)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Intercontinental flight
  • Prices also depend on the season and surcharges
  • If the flight is already fixed, this is stated in the travel code
  • Travel
  • schedule based on return flights, for flights with stopover you depart one day earlier on day 0 (in the evening)
  • Return night flight, for flights with stopover you also depart on the same day
  • Options
  • seat selection on flights
  • Comfort Class or business class
  • extension Cape Town
  • optional excursions can be settled on site with the guide

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Not to fit, but we will be doing some walking and driving.

What shoes do I need for this trip?

Mostly closed shoe, walking shoes? Safety first!

Are we driving ourselves?

Depending on the tourists? Will it be a family or friends they may choose to how they want there journey to be conducted? 4X4 12 seater bus or 4X4 vehicles per couple.

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Kalahari Convoy 4X4
Price From ZAR R 79,984/person
Group Discount Available
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
R 79984 ZAR
79984
Total R 79,984 ZAR

Trip Facts

  • 1-10 people
  • Vary from 4* to tented with ensuite
  • Open vehicle game drives
  • South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia
  • 4X4 Vehicles