Tour 5

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 5 Days

5 Days / 4 Nights

Safari – Day 1

Upington – Twee Rivieren (260km).
We leave Upington at 8H30 from your guesthouse to drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Stop en route at the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine) and the Khomani San Bushmen to view their art. Arrival at Twee Rivieren (12H30) Move into our lodge for a short rest. We depart on a game drive (speed limit 50km/h) in this 38 000 square km park until the gates close. Approximate predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 150, Cheetah – 200, Spotted hyenas – 370. Bird species are 264, of which 20 raptor species are present. Antelope such as Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Springbok and Wildebeest are well represented. Optional 3-hour sunset- or night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Overnight: Twee Rivieren chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and swimming pool).
Meals: Light Lunch & Dinner.

Safari – Day 2

Twee Rivieren – Nossob (160km).
Wake up one hour before gates open. Breakfast, then pack for Game drive in the dry riverbed. We do stalk driving (direction North-East) for 5 – 6 hours to reach Nossob. This is the day we try to learn more of the Kalahari and its secrets. Afternoon arrival. Check into lodge and short rest. Depart on a game drive until gates close. Special feature Nossob: Game hide with spotlight to watch animals coming to drink. Optional sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Overnight: Nossob chalets/lodges (ceiling fan and swimming pool).
Meals: Breakfast & Light Lunch & Dinner.

Safari – Day 3

Wake up one hour before gates open and game drive direction North. We visit the various waterholes along this route. We learn from the animal tracks in the sand roads what happened in the night. It is a good idea to wait at a waterhole to view the incredible animal and birdlife. We do various game drives according to game reports/sightings.

Overnight: Nossob chalets/lodges (ceiling fan and swimming pool).
Meals: Breakfast & Light Lunch & Dinner.

Safari – Day 4

Nossob – Mata Mata (150km).
Wake up an hour before gates open. Pack up and game drive towards Mata Mata, using the 70km long Dune Road to cross from Botswana to Namibia. Today we search for the famous Kalahari Lion, as well as the smaller inhabitants of the desert, like the Meerkat. Afternoon arrival at Mata Mata. Check in and short rest before we depart on another game drive to explore this area. Special feature Mata Mata: Game hide with spotlight, sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Overnight: Mata Mata chalets/lodges (ceiling fan and pool).
Meals: Breakfast & Light Lunch & Dinner.

Safari – Day 5

Mata Mata – Twee Rivieren – Upington (405km).
Wake up one hour before gates open, pack up and depart direction South. Today we learn more of the Kalahari and her secrets. After 4 – 5 hours of stalk driving we reach Twee Rivieren (12h00) Depart for Upington. Late afternoon arrival at your guesthouse. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast & Light Lunch

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


  • Guide/driver, vehicle & fuel.
  • Accommodation in chalets/lodges.
  • Maximum game drives everyday.
  • Private facilities including bathroom & bedroom.

Meals as per itinerary:

  • B = Breakfast – cereals, coffee and tea, fruit juice, eggs, rusks, and fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, and pears).
  • L = Light Lunch.
  • D = Dinner – Braai broodjies (sandwich on fire with cheese, tomato, and onions) salad, corn, rice, potatoes, vegetables, chicken, sausage, and other meats are available.


  • Conservation fee of R440 per person, per day payable at Kgalagadi cash or credit card.
  • Bottled water / soft – and alcoholic drinks / snacks in between meals (shops available at every camp).
  • Morning and night drives with park rangers in an open truck R374 per person.


  • Binoculars, sun block, hat, closed shoes for the evenings, insect repellent, torch, and toiletries.
  • IMPORTANT: Animals are active early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are lower.
  • Please keep luggage to a minimum (towels, linen and cutlery are supplied).


Jan 06H00-19H30
Feb 06H00-19H30
Mar 06H30-19H00
Apr 07H00-18H30
May 07H00-18H00
Jun 07H30-18H00
Jul 07H30-18H00
Aug 07H00-18H30
Sep 06H30-18H30
Oct 06H00-19H00
Nov 05H30-19H30
Dec 05H30-19H30


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