14 Day Transfrontier Desert Safari – Richtersveld & Kalahari
Day 1 Cape Town * Meals on arrival day – Acc – Upington – Must be early pick up
Day 2, 3, 4 Kalahari Gemsbok Park – B.L.D – Acc, Kalahari Tented Camp / Mata Mata
Day 5, 6 Fish River Canyon / Ais Ais – Lodge (B/L/D) Canyon Road lodge x 2
Day 7, 8, 9 Richtersveld National Park – Chalets – (B/L/D)
Day 10, 11 Port Nolloth – Lodge (B/L/D) Web: http://www.portindigo.co.za/ (B/L/D) Rest at leisure Port Nolloth
Day 12, Diamond Coast Shipwreck Trail, Hondeklipbay (B/L/D)
Day 13, Augrabies – Acc – (B/.L/D) Web: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/augrabies/tourism/accommodation.php
Day 14, Brandvlei Accom in Calvinia
Day 15 Depart for Cape Town (B)
B – Breakfast; L – Lunch, D – Dinner; * – Own Meals
Camping nights Accommodation Total
If accommodation is not available in Richtersveld. 14 14
Accommodation is aimed at 2 – 3 star and all permitted to availability.
This is a combination of accommodation and a mobile safari where tented camps will be supplied on the more remote areas of this safari. The focus will be on the Transfrontier deserts of Kalahari and the Richtersveld.
All accommodation is subject to availability.
What is included?
4 x 4 safari vehicles
Park fees, entry fees, camping fees, all camping equipment and accommodation quoted.
All sleeping bags, mattresses, stretcher beds in tented camps, pillows
All game drives in parks
Day trip on orange river inclusive
Visit to Ais – Ais hot springs
Visit to Port Nolloth
We do cater for special diets on request
Cooler boxes for drinks
Mineral water supplied
What is not included?
Own medical kit
Own visas if needed
Night game drives in Kalahari is optional and for your own costs rates to be confirmed on reservation
Own meals not catered for
Own alcoholic drinks
Highlights of safari
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Fish river Canyon
Richtersveld National Park
Diamond Coast & Shipwreck Trail
Activities Included In safari Package
Game drives in Kgalagadi ( except for night drives – optional extra)
Drives in Richtersveld National Park
Visits to the Fish River canyon
Visit to the Ais – Ais Hot spring
Visit to Port Nolloth – old diamond mining town
Visit to a local Nama community in the Richtersveld
Day trip on the Orange River – paddling along the River ( beginners level no experience needed)
Visit to Augrabies water fall and reserve.
This safari will be conducted in 1 Safari Vehicles, specially customized to accommodate the comfort of the clients and the rough and remote terrains that we have chosen to travel. .
For a group of 8 people we will have 1 x 10 seater cruiser and along with a back up vehicle in the Richtersveld that will be our camp crew setting up the tented camp and the meals in the Richtersveld.
General Day to day on the safari
We do prefer to have our breakfast between 7 & 7: 30 am in the mornings and then depart after breakfast. We do recommend travelling earlier in the days. The area we visit is vast and one needs to make the transit travels as comfortable as possible. This will allow us to have more stops on our way to explore the many hidden experiences on this Transfrontier Desert Safari Route.
Our meals will be freshly prepared by our back up crew and our lunches will be well balanced picnic style meals. Dinners will be prepared and served at 8 pm in the evenings. Our meals at restaurants will be for our clients own costs and our tour leaders will make the reservations accordingly. The days spent game driving will be focused on early morning and late afternoon drives with a relaxing mid day.
Our Guides are local professionals with a passion and knowledge of the selected areas that we will visit.
Vehicles & camping equipment
We make use of customized Toyota 4 x 4 land cruisers and take 10 people per vehicle, but we will only take 8 in order to give personnel attention to all clients.. Each individual will have their own window seat and person no 7 will be in front with the driver/guide. We do rotate this seat with all the clients. Our vehicles are regularly serviced and prepared mechanically by professionals. Due to the rough terrains anything is possible and we do prefer to make use of our back up vehicle on safari. Along with our satellite phone we do offer a peace of mind adventure experience to all our clients.
Our tents are 2 men dome tents 2,5m x 2,5m, and 3m x 3m and allow for a comfortable relaxing camping experience. Each tent will be fitted with 2 camp beds and mattresses along with pillows and sleeping bags. Our camps will have bush showers and ablutions to make the experience as eco friendly as possible.
Our backup Crew will be responsible for setting up the camps and preparing our meals whilst we are in the tented camps.