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Greater Kruger National Park
Olifants West Nature Reserve, Balule, Hoedspruit
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Raptors and Red Dunes

13 Day / Big 5 / Desert

Raptors and Red Dunes

13 Day / Big 5 / Desert

African Boutique Hotel

Day 1

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Transfer from OR Tambo on a return basis to Hotel, Accommodation in twin rooms and Breakfast

A rustic art-inspired boutique hotel only 8kms from South Africa’s biggest airport, Johannesburg – O.R Tambo Airport and the Gautrain. Well-known for their warm South African hospitality, rustic, vibrant charm and a love to focus their attention on the smaller details. The 24 rooms are all individually decorated with a unique piece of South African art and have a private patio so guests can enjoy the tranquil gardens. The perfect spot to unwind, take a deep breath and have a glass of fine wine.

Designed to inspire. A City oasis. Combining classic modern design, unique finds and intriguing artworks. A hub to explore all nearby attractions from.

Mokala National Park

Day 2 & 3

Accommodation Type: Chalets/Traditional Bungalows

Driving Duration: Approx. 6 Hours

Includes: Collection from OR Tambo Airport, Accommodation and entrance fees per person into Mokala National Park, brunch and game drives in closed safari vehicle.

Mokala is SA’s newest National Park, found 70km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala’s landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains.

When you pass through the hills and are confronted by the large open sandy plains towards the north and west of the Park. From these hills form little tributaries that run into the plains and drain into the Riet River.

Some of the more interesting species found in Mokala are the White and Black Rhino, Bat-eared Fox, Tsessebe, Roan antelope, Black Wildebeest and the White Backed Vulture.

Mosu Lodge, our accommodation during our stay at Mokala, boasts a cool sparkling swimming pool for the warmer months, restaurant with bar facilities, outside lapa, lounge and entertainment area with built in fireplace. Game drive activities complete an unforgettable experience here at Mokala.

The isolated dolerite hills give this beautiful National Park a calming feeling of seclusion.

Augrabies Falls National Park

Day 4 & 5

Accommodation Type: Chalets

Includes: Accommodation, Waterfall Walk and breakfast

The Khoisan people called it “Aukoerebis”, or the place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the approx. 18km ravine of the Orange River.

The gorge at the Augrabies Falls is 240 metres (800 ft) deep and 18 kilometres (10 mi) long, and is an impressive example of granite erosion.

The name Augrabies was given to the Water Fall by a Swede, Hendrik Jakob Wikar, when he passed there 1799.  In 1954 the Upington Publicity Association requested the National Parks Board to proclaim the water fall a National Park. After the Minister of Lands approved the Park in principle in 1955, the Department of Water Affairs of South Africa objected to the proclamation of a national park.

After a series of negotiations, Augrabies Falls National Park was eventually proclaimed on 5 August 1966. The park currently consists of 55 383 hectares.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Day 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

If you would like to see red dunes and scrub fade into infinite horizon …. herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest…imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for large black-maned lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptors… then the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park is the place to visit!

From the amalgamation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares and is one of very few conservation areas of this magnitude left in the world.

The red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and dry riverbeds of the Park provide excellent photographic opportunities to see these antelope and predator species and is a haven for birders especially birds of prey.

!Xaus Lodge – Day 6 & 7

Accommodation Type: Chalets

Includes: Full board (all meals), Accommodation, Game drives, Wilderness walks, Night sky’s star gazing, Visit Bushman craft village, Return transfer Kamqua picnic site

!Xaus Lodge’s isolation allows you to experience the unspoiled splendour of the vast, arid Kgalagadi Park. Crafted to blend into the landscape, this 24 bed thatched luxury safari lodge, owned by the Khomani San and Mier communities, overlooks a large salt pan. Relax on the viewing deck and observe the animals at the waterhole below, cool off in the plunge pool or browse through the curio shop.

Join our guides on a morning wilderness walk through the dunes. ‘Listen’ to the sun set on an early evening drive or enjoy an after-dinner game-drive, with the accompanying desert sounds. ‘Touch’ the stars as you gaze at the splendour of the night sky.

Meet the Bushmen, legendary hunter-gatherers, at work in the serenity of their craft village and marvel at the tastes of the Mier’s unique culinary offerings.

And then, fulfilled in spirit recall the words of Laurens van der Post: “This ancient African land seen through the eyes of the Bushmen is mystical, magical and spiritual”. The lodge is equipped with a generator as there is no electricity.

In order to limit the environmental impact, the generator operates for 4 hours in the evening and 2 hours in the morning.

!Xaus Lodge “A place to experience, not merely observe.”

Kalahari Tented Camp

Day 8 & 9

Accommodation Type: Safari Tented Accommodation

Includes: Accommodation and entrance fees per person into the Reserve, brunch and game drives in closed safari vehicle.

Kalahari Tented Camp is situated high up on a red sand dune, overlooking a waterhole in the dry bed of the ancient Auob River. This exclusive getaway boasts 15 desert tents each elegantly decorated with rustic finishes using wood, sand and canvas exteriors all in the resonate colours of the park. The tent camp is only 3 km from the Mata-Mata Rest Camp where Kalahari Tent Camp one can refuel and get basic supplies at the shop. This tented camp is designed in such a way to make you feel that you have just yourself and the desert for company.

The Kalahari Tent Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park welcomes you to capture the spirit of the land of thirst.

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OR Nossob Rest Camp – Day 8 & 9

Accommodation Type: Chalets/Traditional Bungalows

Includes: Accommodation and entrance fees per person into the Reserve, brunch and game drives in closed safari vehicle.

No phone reception is available at the camp which adds to the tranquillity and peaceful atmosphere of Nossob Rest Camp. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day. The camp itself lies about 3,5 hrs drive north of Twee Rivieren. It has a reception, swimming pool, predator information centre, shop and fuel facilities.

Situated within the dry riverbed of the Nossob… The camp is surrounded by tree savannah and is famous for spectacular predator sightings.

Twee Rivieren

Day 10 & 11

Accommodation Type: Chalets/Traditional Bungalows

Includes: Accommodation and entrance fees per person into the Reserve, brunch and game drives in closed safari vehicle.

Twee Rivieren is the largest rest camp in the Park. It is situated on the banks of the Dry Nossob Riverbed. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas. Twee Rivieren has a reception, shop, fuel, restaurant, information centre and swimming pool. This is the only camp in the National Park with 24 hrs electricity and cell phone reception.

“Twee Rivieren” is a Dutch name, meaning “Two Rivers”.

Game View Lodge

Day 12

Accommodation Type: Bed & breakfast

Includes: Accommodation and breakfast

Situated in the town of Vryburg, Game View Lodge is an upmarket lodge situated in tranquil surroundings, bordering the Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve. Whilst enjoying a sundowner on our deck you will be able to view game which includes 2 of the big 5.

The most beautiful sunsets can be seen from our deck area.

Home

Day 18

Includes: Road transfer through to Upington Airport.

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Interesting Facts - Kgalagadi National Park

Native people called Victoria Falls “Mosi-oa-tunya,” which means ‘smoke that thunders.’disposition for every one.

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