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Adorable meerkat at Tswalu

Kalahari + Augrabies Falls + Cape Town


1PL10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
International flights quoted separately
Travel to the red sands of the Kalahari, know for its unique desert adapted wildlife - including meercats, springbok, oryx, the magnificent black maned lion & birds of prey. Visit the granite Augrabies Falls, the 6th largest in the world. Complete your holiday exploring the Mother City of Cape Town. Private guides, accessible transfers, all activities & game drives included.
Disabled Safari Kalahari South Africa Kgalagadi Augrabies Cape Town
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Upington
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
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Astronomy
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Kalahari
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Bushman
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Winelands
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Upington
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
• 
Astronomy
• 
Kalahari
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Bushman
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Winelands
Day 1
You will be met at Upington Airport and transferred to your guest farm near this small town that acts as the gateway to the vast Kalahari.
 
Check in and relax under warm blue South African skies.
Day 2
This morning we travel 3-hours through the vast and arid Kalahari, one of the world’s last unspoilt ecosystems and one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas. In this land of far horizons, marvel at the gigantic nests of the sociable weaver birds set high in camel thorn trees and stop to examine some of the amazing succulent desert plants which have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions.
  
The malaria-free Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a visionary 3.7-million hectare joint venture between South African and Botswana. There are several  self-catering rest camps, with accommodation in simple but comfortable air-conditioned chalets and tents. Your guide has an allowance to cover your breakfast, picnic lunch & dinner every day you are in the park.
Days 3 To 4
Today is devoted to game viewing, as we explore the vast Kgalagadi National Park. You will have the flexibility of discussing preferred routings and travelling times with your driver/guide each day. However we recommend setting off early each morning as the camp gates open (05h30 to 06h00 depending on the season), to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
 
Wildlife is plentiful in the red sand dunes and semi-desert of this vast game sanctuary, which is twice the size of the Kruger National Park. Of the many species of mammals and reptiles that have successfully adapted to the harsh desert conditions, the most famous is the black-maned Kalahari lion. Kgalagadi is also renowned for the magnificent oryx and its cheetah and leopards - which are more easily seen in the sparse vegetation. You will see some of Africa’s most unusual animals in the Kalahari and many of the “great cats” – lion, cheetah and leopard – but the vegetation does not support elephants, rhino or buffalo.
 
We hope to see some big cats before returning to camp at around 09h00 for breakfast. The rest of the morning can be spent relaxing at camp, reading or bird watching, before setting out again at the time of your choice (usually the late afternoon) for another game drive.
 
We should see large herds of antelope including springbok, eland and blue wildebeest. We also hope to see the brown and spotted hyena, black-backed jackals, curious meerkats, yellow mongoose, porcupines, honey badgers, bat-eared foxes, Cape foxes, African wild cats and many other interesting animals. Bird life is also prolific, with over 260 species, including 20 different raptors.
Day 5
After some final game viewing in Kgalagadi National Park, today we travel south for 4-hours through Bushmanland to Augrabies Falls. On the way we enjoy a picnic lunch (included) and stop at a Bushmen craft stall to give you the opportunity of supporting this community by buying one of their hand-made products.
  
At Augrabies - “the Place of Great Noise” - the mighty Orange River dramatically crashes over the rim of a granite canyon during the summer flood, to plunge 270 ft into the gorge below, forming South Africa’s largest waterfall and the sixth largest in the world. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable air-conditioned chalets, with your guide having an allowance to purchase breakfast and dinner at the camp restaurant.
  
Check in and and view Augrabies Falls on foot, where conditions for photography are excellent.
Day 6
Today is free for relaxation at Augrabies Falls, where you can enjoy a short drive in the park and see giraffe, eland and other antelope.
  
You can also enjoy an optional Sundowner Cruise on the Orange River.
Day 7
Transfer 1.5-hours to Upington Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 8
Today your guide will collect you for a full day tour of Cape Town.
 
We start with a short tour to see the key historical and architectural sites of the "Mother City". Weather permitting, we will then ascend Table Mountain by cable car to enjoy one of the world’s most famous views (alternatively we will drive to the wonderful viewpoint on Signal Hill).
 
We continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where we take a boat ride to see the Cape Fur seals at Seal Island (you will be lifted onto the boat in your wheelchair - this will not be possible for very heavy guests, nor for heavy or power chairs).
 
After lunch (own account), our tour finishes with a visit to beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, which is world renowned for its wide diversity of fynbos and protea.
Day 9
Today your guide will collect you for a full day tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  
Enjoy wonderful ocean views as we drive around the Cape Peninsula to naval Simonstown, where we visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
 
We continue to Cape Point where we hope to see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July to November). We take an accessible funicular ride up to the Old Lighthouse, before returning via spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Town.
Day 10
Enjoy a full day tour of the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands today, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry. Visit the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several different wine estates of your choice – sampling as you go!
 
Enjoy lunch at a good restaurant or wine estate (own account), and visit the Cheetah Outreach Project in Somerset West on the way home.
Day 11
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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