Four Deserts Safari
The best of South Africa's top 4 deserts!
* Kalahari * Namib * Karoo * Richtersveld *
And four great National Parks:
Augrabies Falls National Park
Kaglagadi National Park
Fish River National Park
Richtersveld National Park
12 day adventure tour including rafting
Day 1: We depart Cape Town and drive through the beautiful town of Ceres, named after the Greek goddess of fertility, before we enter the first of our semi-desert areas, the Ceres Karoo. We overnight at a hotel in the sleepy town of Brandvlei.
Day 2: After a hearty hotel breakfast we drive further into Bushmanland, passing Kenhardt, before we reach Keimoes and the mighty Orange (Gariep) river. We have lunch on the banks of SAís longest river, before we visit Augrabies Falls. Tented accommodation at Kamkirri.
Day 3: Leaving early from Augrabies Falls National Park, we visit the jewel of the Kalahari, Upington, where we re-supply our stocks before we drive to the Kaglagadi National Park. We have our first game drive en route to Nossob camp site! Tented accommodation at Nossob.
Day 4: A full day of game drives! We leave as the sun rises and look for the majestic black-maned Kalahari lion, the vast herds of gemsbok and springbok and the illusive leopard. Also be sure to look out for the many raptors, abundant in this great park. We come back to camp at circa 10h00, have hearty brunch, and relax till about 15h00 before we commence on our second game drive for the day! Tented accommodation at Nossob.
Day 5: Today we make our way towards south west to Mata-Mata camp, renowned for its giraffe population. Be sure to look out for the little creatures that make the Kalahari special, meerkat, cape fox and brown hyena, amongst others. We follow the same plan as yesterday, with our second game drive in the afternoon. Tented accommodation - Mata-Mata.
Day 6: We sadly leave the park and head out at Mata-Mata gate, travelling through the straights of the Kalahari towards the majestic Fish river canyon, the 2nd largest canyon in the world. We have sundowners and dinner at the edge of the canyon. Tented accommodation - Hobas.
Day 7: A short drive gets us to the base camp in the Richtersveld, on the banks of the mighty Orange at lunch time. Here we pack our rafts and head of on a wonderful 3 nights in this mountainous desert, the only one in South Africa. All equipment needed for this great adventure is taken on the guide boats; you just paddle your own gear and a cooler box with drinks. Tented - banks of Orane River.
Day 8,9: We explore this magical river eco-system, sleeping under the stars, swimming, hiking and relaxing in the beautiful Richtersveld, a world heritage site. Tented - banks of Orane River.
Day 10: After lunch we transit back to base camp where we will have a well deserved shower and an ice cold drink at base camp. Dinner is served in the campís restaurant overlooking the mighty Gariep. We savour the adventure we shared over a glass of wine and a fine pizza. Tented - Oewerbos.
Day 11: We start early and make our way south towards the lovely town of Elands Bay, a gem on the west coast. We have dinner in the world renowned Muisbosskerm, where a feast of fresh seafood awaits us. Our last night see us reminiscing about the fauna, flora and scenery we shared over the last 11 days.
Hotel - Elands Bay.
Day 12: After a leisurely stroll on the beach, we head south again on the west coast road, having our last lunch at the well known hotel in Paternoster. Be sure to visit the panty bar on the way out! We arrive in Cape Town at circa 16h00 where we will drop you at your hotel.
Included: Transport in land rover safari vehicles, all meals as indicated, all entrance fees into National parks, all hotel and camping, all camping and eating utensils, guides, onboard library, selected drinks.
Not included: alcoholic beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature.
Price: ZAR 14 995
(minimum 6 persons)
Bookings of less than 6 persons can be accommodated with other groups.
Departs the 15th of every month.
Single supplement R 1 500
Contact Sue on 0027 83 953 6144
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