Cape to Kalahari Self-drive
$ 1,869 (Pps)
This unusual Cape to Kalahari self-drive tour (13 nights) contrasts cosmopolitan Cape Town with the stark beauty of the dry Kalahari. It includes game-viewing to the Kgalagadi National Park and a visit to the spectacular Augrabies Falls.
Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain, it has immense charm and historical interest. Whilst its unique cultural blend is part African, part European and part Asian.
After a few days relaxing in Cape Town, you meander slowly north to the rugged Cederberg Mountains. The Cederberg is known for its beautiful rock formations, San rock art paintings and walking trails. Then you continue to Namaqualand, an area famous for its spring flowers. Head north to the magnificent Augrabies Falls National Park. Here the Orange River thunders through a 19 km gorge and plunges down 200m into a rock enclosed pool below.
An then you finish the Cape to Kalahari self drive tour with a few days of game-viewing in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. No one who has travelled through the Kalahari can forget its raw grandeur. It is one of the last true wilderness areas of Southern Africa. This vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a land of red desert dunes, endless horizons and huge skies. And it is home to the desert-adapted Kalahari lion as well as to leopard, cheetah and hyena. Plus immense herds of springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest and eland. Nowhere in South Africa are you more likely to see cheetah than in these dry river beds.
Then the tour ends in Upington where you can fly back to Cape Town or Johannesburg. Depending on your flight, you may need an extra night.
Tailormake this tour
Depending on the connecting flight connections, you may wish to spend an extra night in or near Upington at the end. Plus, if you have more time, we recommend perhaps adding an extra night in the Cape Winelands en route to the Cederberg Mountains.
We can also offer this at a higher price point using private lodges instead of restcamp accommodation, including private concession camps in the Trans Kgalagadi Park. See Red Carpet for likely price of this upgrade. Or we can tailor something in between these two price points.
Cape to Kalahari Self-drive at a glance
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Meals and accommodation as shown in text, Europcar Group R car rental (SUV - Nissan X Trail or similar) with unlimited kilometres and supercover insurance. Upgrades to larger vehicles easily arranged.
International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified