TransKalahari Adventure

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: South Africa Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia

Tour Dates

2019
  • 2019
  • 2020
August
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From USD 3550 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

Experience the popular & exciting Cape Town to Victoria Falls route – Overlanding in style! We traverse the Kalahari and Namib deserts which offer an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town, enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings in the Okavango Delta, view the mighty Augrabies falls and Fish river canyon, see the wild animals of the Kgalagaladi and Etosha National Parks, summit the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib desert, meet ancient Bushman tribes and relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Cape Town
• Augrabies Falls
• Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
• Fish River Canyon
• Namib desert
• Optional avtivities in Swakopmund
• Damaraland
• Etosha National Park
• Kavango and Kwando rivers
• Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe river
• Victoria falls
• Okavango Delta

LOCAL PARK FEE & ACTIVITY PAYMENT: R3000 PP PAYABLE TO GUIDE IN CASH ON DAY OF ARRIVAL
Group Size is from four to sixteen travellers

Prices are subject to change

*2019 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary

*2020 Price is per person sharing. Excludes single supplement and any activities and meals not set out in the itinerary
USD 3550.00 (01/01/2020 – 30/03/2020)
USD 3690.00 (01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020 & 01/11/2020 – 31/12/2020)
USD 3840.00 (01/07/2020 – 31/10/2020)

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: CAPE TOWN

The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart from City Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Breakwater Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 1: Breakfast Day 2: Breakfast

DAY 3: CALVINIA (HANTAM REGION)

Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region with spectacular views from the Van Ryns Pass. We arrive in the historic town of Calvinia, nestled on the foot of the Hantam Mountain range. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hantam Huis (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4: AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Vergelegen Guest House (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5 & 6: KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK

We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy morning and afternoon game drives inside the park.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kgalagadi Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 5: Breakfast & Dinner Day 6: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7: FISH RIVER CANYON

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge situated in a scenically beautiful area. Afternoon or early next morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe inspiring canyons in the world.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Canyon Village (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8 & 9: SESRIEM

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Desert Quiver Camp (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 8: Breakfast & Dinner Day 9: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10 & 11: SWAKOPMUND

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

The Delight (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Day 10: Breakfast Day 11: Breakfast

DAY 12: DAMARALAND

We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 13: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive and relax by the floodlight waterhole in the evening. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Okakeujo Restcamp inside Etosha National Park (or similar ).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 14: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mokuti Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 15: OKAVANGO RIVER

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 16 & 17: OKAVANGO DELTA

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana we travel by road to the edge of the Okavango Delta. We transfer 2-3 hours by boat to Pepere island in the delta. The following day we do mokoro and game walks on the island and the smaller islands in the area. The activities included are Mokoro trips, scenic boat tours and game walks on the island.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Pepere Island – Fixed Meru style tents with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Day 16: Breakfast & Dinner Day 17: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18: KWANDO RIVER

Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Namushasha River Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 19 & 20: CHOBE RIVER

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 21: VICTORIA FALLS

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 22: VICTORIA FALLS

Tour ends after breakfast

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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