KGAL/MOK 14 days – Kgalagadi / Augrabies / Witsand / Mokala National Park Safari

14 Days – 13 nights

(Malaria free area)

SHORTENED PROGRAM

  • DAY 1 – Upington – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Rooiputs unfenced camping
  • DAY 2 – Kgalagadi – Nossob fenced
  • DAY 3 – Kgalagadi – Matopi Unfenced camping
  • DAY 4 – and 5 Kgalagadi – Mabuasehube unfenced camping
  • DAY 6 – Kgalagadi – Mosomane unfenced camping
  • DAY 7 – Kgalagadi – Nossob fenced
  • DAY 8 – Kgalagadi – Mata Mata fenced
  • DAY 9 – Kgalagadi – Kalahari Trails Nature reserve
  • DAY 10 – Kalahari Trails– Augrabies Falls National Park
  • DAY 11 – Augrabies Falls – Witsand
  • DAY 12 – Witsand – Mokala National Park
  • DAY 13 – Mokala
  • DAY 14 – Mokala – Kimberley

DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1 – Upington – Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park – Rooiputs unfenced camping 260+30km

Drive 260km to Twee Rivieren, check in and game drive in this 38000km Park until we reach Rooiputs. Rooiputs has basic facilities (no shower) and is unfenced. We can hike short distances to view animal tracks.

Kgalagadi is famous for spotting lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted – and brown hyena. Smaller Animals like mice, whistling rats, birds and insects, as well as smaller predators are common in the park. Expect to see caracal, honey badger, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, African wildcat, mongoose and meerkat.

More than 265 Bird species are recorded including 20 larger raptor species. The world’s heaviest flying bird, the Kori bustard and secretary bird are common.

Overnight: Rooiputs camping

Meals: B L D

DAY 2 – Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park – Nossob 130km

We game drive 160km until our next camp. Electricity shuts off at 10 and restarts at 5h00. Optional night drive with rangers. Nossob has a game hide where we can watch the animals coming to drink. A short botanical route can be walked in half an hour to see some interesting plant- and tree species. Nossob has full bathroom facilities and swimming pool.

Overnight: Nossob

Meals: B L D

DAY 3 – Kgalagadi-Matopi unfenced camp 110km

Game drive through high red sand dunes, with Acacia stretches interlinked with Eragrostes grass species. Large herds of Eland can be seen. This camp has only a long drop toilet and no other facilities.

Overnight: Matopi

Meals: B L D

DAY 4 and 5 – Mabuasehube unfenced camp 90km

Early game drive to this unfenced camp. Water for showers is available. We spend our time doing several game drives in this area.

Overnight: Mabuasehube

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 6 – Mosomane 50km – unfenced camp

We drive over very high dunes through the Kalahari savanna. A huge male Leopard is part of the territory at Mosomane and can sometimes visit the camp.

Overnight: Mosomane

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 7 – Nossob 110km

Overnight: Nossob

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 8 – Mata Mata 150km

We drive South until Dikbaardskolk, then cross over the dunes into the Auob riverbed then North again towards our camp for tonight. Giraffe are common in this area. Mata Mata has a swimming pool, and full facilities.

Overnight: Mata Mata

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 9 – Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve 120km+30km

Game drive 120km until Twee Rivieren, then 30km to Kalahari Trails. Here you can do an optional sunset drive, star gazing with a telescope, morning walk with Prof. Ana Rasa.

Overnight: Kalahari Trails.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 10 Kalahari Trails – Augrabies Falls National Park 230+120km

Early drive to Augrabies 240km + 120km We visit Bezalel Wine farm, then at Augrabies we visit the Falls, and viewpoints like ARRARAT, MOONROCK, ECHO CORNER, BLACK MOUNTAINS. Optional night drive / half day river rafting (mild) Augrabies has full facilities.

Overnight: Augrabies

Meals: B L D

DAY 11 Augrabies – Witsand Nature Reserve 160km

Early morning hike on the Dassie Nature trail. We then drive to Upington and Groblershoop. Witsand offers you soft flowing white dunes – 80 metres high, surrounded by red Kalahari sand, Acacia woodland and the Langeberg Mountain Range.

Witsand is famous for its Roaring Sands of the Kalahari. Under the right moisture conditions , these dunes utter a roaring sound when disturbed. Witsand Nature Reserve has more than 150 bird species –including the Namaqua sandgrouse, sociable weaver and Africa’s smallest raptor the pygmy falcon. It also has a bird hide overlooking a water hole. Gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, common duiker and steenbok can be seen.

When its cooler we do the short botanical route / game drives. Witsand has full facilities.

Overnight: Witsand

Meals: B L D

DAY 12 – Witsand – Mokala National Park 200km

We drive through Griekwastad and Douglas to Mokala National Park which is South Africa’s newest park and is 80 km south of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Mokala is home to black- and white rhino, Cape buffalo, roan antelope, sable antelope, tsesebe, black and blue wildebeest, giraffe, eland, kudu, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Burchell’s zebra, waterbuck and mountain reedbuck. Optional night drive / Bush braai / Vulture drive with rangers.

Overnight: Mokala

Meals: B L D

DAY 13 – Mokala National Park

We do several game drives in this park.

Overnight: Mokala

Meals: B L D

DAY 14 – Mokala – Kimberley

Depart to Kimberley. We visit the Anglo Boer war site, The Big Hole and the Mine Museum. We also visit Kamfer’s Dam where greater flamingoes and the largest population of lesser flamingoes in Southern Africa, numbering about 30 000 can be seen. Drop off at the airport/ guesthouse. End of tour.

Meals: B,L

Included: driver/guide, vehicle, fuel, meals, accommodation.

Excluded: daily conservation fees, optional activities.

ALTERATIONS TOURS: Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions and availability.


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