Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

7 days and 6 nights

Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

Safari – Day 1

Upington – Olifantshoek – Witsand (200km)

Depart 08H30 from your hotel for the scenic road to Witsand Nature Reserve. On arrival we go for a walk to view the bird-life from a specially constructed ‘eye level’ hide. You can walk freely in this beautiful reserve , with springbok, vervet monkeys , duikers and baboons . Afternoon game drive to visit the famous white dunes or ‘roaring sands’. A small degree of fitness is required if you want to climb this 70m dunes. Incredible oportunities for photo’s await you here.

Overnight: Witsand – chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and swimming pool)

Meals L + D

Safari – Day 2

Today we relax around the pool, or just study the birds and springbok that come and drink at the water hole right in front of the lodge. Afternoon walk in the botanical garden, or hike between the magnificent Acacia trees.

Overnight: Witsand chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and pool)

Meals: B + L + D

Safari – Day 3

Witsand – Groblershoop – Augrabies (200km)

Morning walk and game drive around the reserve. Last visit of the dunes. We then depart to Augrabies. Afternoon arrival. After lunch we walk to the 6th highest Falls in the world. ‘Akoerabis’ (place of the big noise) falls 67 meters into a 17 kilometer ravine. We go on game drives to visit the impressive viewpoints like Ararat, Echo Corner and we take a walk up the Moonrock. Optional night game drive with game rangers and/or Orange River Rafting.

Overnight: Augrabies – chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and pool)

Meals: B + L + D

Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

Day 4

Augrabies – Twee Rivieren (390km)

You have the option of doing the 5km “Dassie Nature Trail” – or visiting the Falls. Then we depart for Kgalagadi, visiting the Bushmen on our way. At Twee Rivieren we move into our lodges, then go for a game drive, or an optional night-drive with rangers.

Overnight: Twee Rivieren lodges

Meals: B + L + D

Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

Day 5

Twee Rivieren – Mata Mata (130km)

Departure to Mata Mata in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Lunch at an unfenced picnic spot. A museum that shows us how the pioneers of the old days lived is well worth a visit. Game drive to view the bird species (264) in this 38000 km Park. Predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 200, Cheetah – 200 and Spotted Hyena – 370.

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

Meals: B + L + D

Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

Day 6

Mata Mata – Nossob (150km)

Wake up one hour before gates open. Game drive South, then we take the Kamaque dune road to reach Nossob, late afternoon arrival.

Overnight: Nossob chalets/lodges

Meals: B + L + D

Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour Tour 8: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Augrabies Falls / Witsand Nature Reserve 7 Days Tour

Day 7

Nossob – Twee Rivieren – Upington (405km)

Wake up one hour before gates open, pack up and depart direction South. Today we search for Meerkats, Giraffe and we might meet the Cats. After 4-5 hours of stalk driving we reach Twee Rivieren (12H00) Depart for Upington. Late afternoon arrival at your guesthouse. Tour ends.

Meals: B + L + D

INCLUDED:

  • Air conditioned transport and THETA accredited driver / guide (Northern Cape Province and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park)
  • Accommodation in chalets/lodges
  • Maximum game drives everyday
  • Private facilities including bathroom & bedroom
  • 1 x small water per person per day
  • Meals as per itinerary:

B = Breakfast – cereals, coffee and tea, fruit juice, eggs, rusks and fruit(apples, oranges, bananas and pears)

L = Light Lunch

D = Dinner – Braai broodjies(sandwich on fire with cheese, tomato and onions) salad, corn, rice, potatoes, vegetables, chicken, sausage and other meats are available

EXCLUDED:

  • Conservation fees of R300 per person per night payable at Kgalagadi cash or credit card

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?

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


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