- 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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Once again I was able to travel through the Kalahari in the old fashion style: by mobile safari.
Even after more than 40 safaris with Penduka Safaris, I am still hooked !
Who other than Penduka Safaris is able to take you to places far away from civilisation where you can experience the real African bush and keep coming up with new itineraries, they really are true pioneers.
What's your idea of a perfect holiday? Sleeping in a luxurious bed with crisp bed linen after taking a bath in a designer bath?
Well - forget about it when you go on a Penduka Safari, but believe me you won't regret it and you won't miss it!
Instead experience nature at its best with people at their best!!
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It was a privilege to be back on safari with Penduka once again.
After many years I was able to be back in Botswana, and its sacred treasures again, with Penduka , in whom I have the utmost faith.
30 years ago Penduka introduced me to what I still perceive as the essence of the relationship between man and nature. My gratitude for this connection is boundless.
South Africa 04.11.2018
Simply speaking, it was fantastic!
I think one of the best experiences during my whole stay in Africa for more than 15 Years!
Willems personality is very charismatic and he is absolutely devoted to what he is doing. I will recommend Penduka as much as I can.
What a fantastic safari!
Kaiser was a great guide, we still don't know how he spotted the game he did, but day after day we were spoilt with sightings.
We came out as a family with young children and Kaiser was wonderful with them, taking the time and trouble to engage and connect them with the bush and all its sights, sounds and smells.
United Kingdom 08.08.2018
An unforgettable experience!
The organisation involved and physical hard work that goes into a pulling off a safari of this calibre was eyeopening, and yet it was all done seamlessly and with a smile.