- Tour Itinerary -
Arrive with SAA midmorning at Upington International airport. We commence our safari with a 3 hour scenic drive through Kalahari farmland, past saltpans and sand dunes to arrive at the Twee Rivieren entrance gate to the Transfrontier National Park. Here we complete border formalities on the South African and Botswana sides. After enjoying a picnic lunch in the Twee Rivieren campsite we game drive along the dry Nossob River past numerous waterholes to arrive in our campsite Rooiputs in the late afternoon.
Time to relax around the fire with drinks, enjoying our first sunset.
After an early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob river past famous waterholes like Leeudrift, Kameelsleep to arrive in Nossob camp for lunch. We refuel the vehicles and take a beautiful scenic drive through red sand dunes covered in grass during good rains.
Some of the dunes may reach 30 metres and allow wonderful views. We continue through typical Kalahari thornveld to arrive in our overnight camp in the late afternoon.
Overnight Motopi Campsite.
After breakfast we continue in an easterly direction to Mabuasehube area to arrive at Mpayathultla pan for lunch.
Here we visit a small waterhole that attracts predators, birds and antelope. We relax under large camelthorn trees observing life in the Kalahari. We set up camp at Mabuasehube pan famous for the large Black Maned Lions. We spend the evening at the waterhole in search of the elusive Brown Hyena. Drinks around the fire with dinner under the stars.
Overnight Mabuasehube Pan.
Early morning game drive after a light breakfast in search of the Kalahari predators.
We visit many of the pans in the area.
Large concentrations of antelope like the Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and even Eland can be seen here. We return to Camp for brunch around midday. Time to relax in the shade reading, or sleeping. Afternoon game drive with a visit to the waterhole. Sundowner drinks followed by dinner.
Overnight Mabuasehube Game reserve.
After breakfast we travel in a westerly direction along the Mabuasehube trail. The route takes us past different saltpans which the game visit for the salt. We arrive in our campsite in the late afternoon.
Overnight Mosemane campsite.
We continue through picturesque scenery to rejoin the Nossob river in the afternoon.
We have lunch in the Nossob campsite before traveling north to commence the Gemsbok wilderness trail. We overnight at Polentswa campsite overlooking the beautiful Polentswa valley.
A beautiful drive through red sand dunes past Tweeling Rambuka pan brings us to
Sesatswe Pan for our overnight stop. The camp overlooks a large saltpan frequently visited by predators and prey.
We leave Sesatswe after breakfast to Kaa Gate where we replenish our water supplies. The route takes us through grass covered plains with Camelthorn trees. We arrive at Lang Rambuka pan in the late afternoon. We enjoy drinks overlooking the pan at sunset.
Overnight Lang Rambuka
After early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob River to Nossob camp. We refuel and continue via the dune road to the Auob River and visit waterholes like Rooibrak, Gemsbokplein to arrive at our camp in the afternoon. We enjoy our last dinner around the fire.
We return to Upington set on the magnificent Oranje River. We drive through the winelands of the Kalahari with spectacular hills, white grass and small sand dunes. We drive through the villages of Keimoes and Kakamas. We arrive in the afternoon at Augrabies falls.
We walk along the walkways to view the falls from various lookouts. Dinner in a restaurant on clients own account, B & B only.
Overnight Augrabies area in a Guesthouse.
After breakfast we return to Upington airport for connecting flights to Cape Town or Johannesburg.
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- Testimonials -
We have just returned from an amazing safari with Willem.
We saw nature and scenery at its supreme best and it has left a significant mark on all of us.
South Africa 12.07.2017
Let me start by saying a huge thank you to you, Sally and Ann-Mari for the superb experience last week. The conference was one we will not forget in a hurry. Everything ran smoothly, the food was excellent and your staff are a pleasure to be with.
I was so happy to meet you Willem, because I knew that you had the best knowledge of the Delta and Botswana and would be able to share such amazing insights and stories with us.
I only hope that I get the opportunity to get a group together and travel somewhere else in the Delta or in Namibia with you again.
South Africa 24.03.2017
Once again we were able to travel through this part of Africa in the old fashion style: by mobile safari. Even after more than 40 years of travelling, I am still fascinated. But who else than Penduka Safaris are able to take us to places where you can experience it. You are far away from any civilization. This year we travelled first through the Central Kalahari, my favorite.
I would like to thank you for organizing a great safari.
It started with a flight over the Okavango which was one of the best for me so far.
The car was very comfortable. Enough space for everything, comfortable seats and a good view.
The crew was excellent, the food delicious and rich in variety and last but not least Mike did a great job.
What's your idea of holidays? To sleep in a luxurious bed with crisp bed linen, take a bath in a designer bath, go to a concert or enjoy the latest movie with George, or Angelina ?
Well - forget about it when you go on a Penduka Safari!
Instead experience nature at its best with people at their best!! Chris and his team made those holidays the best ever. We came back home as different people and with the longing to return to the special places Penduka offers.