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On the way to Kgalagadi

Enjoy a 2 weeks expedition in an fully geared 4x4 vehicle with camping equipment and roof top tent! You are heading to the border between South Africa, Botswana and Namibia where the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located. Recognized for its typical fauna of this part of the Kalahari Desert like the black maned lion and the oryx, the Kgalagadi park covers 38,000 square km, one third in South Africa and two thirds in Botswana. Remote stopovers and vast spaces are guaranteed !

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - Vryburg
  • Day 2: Vryburg - Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Day 4: Augrabies Falls National Park - Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 5: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 6: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 7: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 8: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 9: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 10: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 11: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
  • Day 12: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park - Kuruman
  • Day 13: Kuruman - Magaliesberg
  • Day 14: Magaliesberg - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - Vryburg

Reception and assistance at Johannesburg International airport by our representative.



Rental of a fully equipped Nissan 4x4 Double Cab 2.5 Diesel. The vehicle is equipped with a roof tent for 4 people, a gasoline tank of 140 liters, two petrol cans of 20 litres each, two spare wheels, a 55 litres water can, fridge, gas hob. This vehicle has air conditioning, a CD player and centralized closing doors.
Two additional drivers are included.


You collect your rental car at Johannesburg airport and drive to the town of Vryburg in the North West Province. Estimated travel time: 5 hours.


Overnight stay at the Boereplaas farm camping site.

Included : reception with english-speaking guide, car rental, camping site

Day 2: Vryburg - Augrabies Falls National Park

Road towards the Augrabies Falls national park in the Northern Cape province. Estimated travel time: 5h15.
Created in 1966, the park covers an area of 820 km2 along the Orange River. Nicknamed "place of great noise" by Khoikhois, the original ethnic group in the region, the Augrabies Falls flow of almost sixty meters high and are particularly impressive when the river is in flood.


Overnight camping at Augrabies Falls National Park

Included : car rental, camping site

Day 3: Augrabies Falls National Park

Full day in the Augrabies Falls national park. You may encounter giraffes, leopards, many species of antelope, eagles, otters, jackals, foxes, zebras. The park also offers magnificent views onto the gorges and the Orange River.

Suggestions:
- Walking tour on the 5 km Dassie Nature Trail, for a viewpoint on the park,
- Visit of the park with your vehicle.



Overnight camping at Augrabies Falls National Park

Included : car rental, camping site

Day 4: Augrabies Falls National Park - Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Drive northwards to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Estimated travel time: 5 hours.

This park, whose name means "land of thirst" is the first cross-border park in Africa between Botswana and South Africa. It covers an impressive area of 3.6 million hectares south of the Kalahari Desert and offers landscapes of red dunes where animal life subsists on artificial waterholes. The park hosts a wide variety of animals, the Big 5 and among others, the black-maned lion, endemic Kalahari specy that you can observe in your own vehicle or on a 4x4 guided safari.


Overnight stay at Twee Rivieren Restcamp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 5: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Overnight stay at Mata Mata Restcamp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 6: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Full board stay at Xaus lodge in the Kgalagadi National Park. The following activities are included:
- Guided walking safari,
- Discovery of the salt desert on foot,
- Visit local artisans,
- 4x4 guided safari.
By late afternoon, aperitif at sunset in the dunes.
Night at Xaus Lodge in a bungalow overlooking a salt desert.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), excursion (shared)

Day 7: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full board stay at Xaus lodge in the Kgalagadi National Park. The following activities are included:
- Guided walking safari,
- Discovery of the salt desert on foot,
- Visit local artisans,
- 4x4 guided safari.
By late afternoon, aperitif at sunset in the dunes.
Night at Xaus Lodge in a bungalow overlooking a salt desert.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), excursion (shared)

Day 8: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Overnight stay at Nossob Restcamp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 9: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Overnight stay at Bosobogolo Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 10: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Overnight stay at Mpayathutlwa Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 11: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Full day safari in the Kgalagadi National Park.


Overnight stay at Mabuasehube Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 12: Kgalagadi Transfontier Park - Kuruman

You exit the Kgalagadi at Mabuasehube gate and drive to Tshabong and Mc Carthy's border post between Botswana and South Africa. Entry into South Africa and drive to Kuruman in the Northern Cape province. Estimated travel time: 8h.


Overnight stay at Red Sand Country Lodge in Kuruman.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 13: Kuruman - Magaliesberg

Road to the Magaliesberg mountain region where the first human species on Earth are born three million years ago. Estimated travel time: 5 hours.


Overnight stay in camping site at Magalies Sleepy River.


Included : car rental, camping site

Day 14: Magaliesberg - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Road to Johannesburg international airport where you return your rental vehicle. Estimated travel time: 1h30.

Suggestion on the road:
Visit the "Cradle of Humankind" in the region of Maropeng, inscribed as World Heritage of Humanity. Discover the Cradle of Humankind which contains the secrets of the origin of our species. Visit a site of archaeological excavations and exhibitions designed as a journey of discovery from past to future. The presentations are entertaining with underground boat ride and interactive exhibits. In addition to the information center, the Cradle of Humankind includes 15 major archaeological sites, the best known is Sterkfontein Caves. Visiting these sites is a fascinating journey that will take you up to 60 meters underground!



Included : car rental

Boereplaas Camping Site   Vryburg

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Augrabies Falls Restcamp   Augrabies Falls National Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Twee Rivieren Restcamp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Mata Mata Restcamp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Xaus Lodge   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), excursion (shared)

Nossob Restcamp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Bosobogolo Camp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Mpayathutlwa Camp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Mabuasehube Camp   Kgalagadi Transfontier Park

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Twee Rivieren Restcamp   Kuruman

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

Magalies Sleepy River   Magaliesberg

Level : Bivouac
Included : camping site

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