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Northern Cape Safari

This safari no longer runs on a scheduled basis - sorry.

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • - Lodging; Lodges, hotels, chalets or cabins
  • - Group Size; Minimum 4
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kimberley
- Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30, we head west through a slowly changing landscape towards the arid Northern Cape Province.
- We visit the town of Kimberley, famous for its open cast diamond mine known as "The Big Hole", the largest hand excavated hole in the world.
- Accommodation: Chalet
- Meals: Lunch and dinner

Days 2 - 4: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park spans over 3,6 million hectares of both South Africa and Botswana.
- The park has abundant game including, gemsbok (oryx), springbok, meerkat and of course the famous black-maned Kalahari lions.
- The desert environment is varied with red sand dunes, sparse vegetation intersected by dry river beds with frequent waterholes.
- Accommodation: Chalet
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Augrabies Falls
- The Gariep River (Orange River) plunges 60 meters over the Augrabies Falls into a gorge which averages 240m in depth and runs for 18 kilometres.
- The original San people named the waterfall Ankoerebis, meaning the "place of great noise".
- We view the falls from the various lookout points and enjoy a sunset on the edge of gorge.
- Accommodation: Chalet
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Gariep River
- The Gariep River is the longest river in South Africa.
- It rises in the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho.
- Flowing westwards to the Atlantic Ocean and it marks the border between South Africa and Namibia.
- We take a canoe safari through the magnificent scenery – a harsh environment dominated by rugged ravines, high mountains and dramatic landscapes.
- Accommodation: Lodge
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Namaqualand
- Namaqualand is home to the richest bulb flora of any arid region in the world and famous for the flowers that blanket the area in spring time (approximately August - September).
- This is a land of contrast. Fields of flowers, star filled skies, quiver trees and granite outcrops make up a rich environment.
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Lamberts Bay
- Lamberts Bay is a small fishing village situated on the Cape west coast, and is known for its excellent seafood, particularly crayfish.
- We visit "Bird Island" which is an important breeding colony of the Cape Gannet, enjoy a lunch (own expense) at one of the excellent seafood restaurants and explore this quaint town on foot.
- Accommodation: Guesthouse
- Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Days 9 - 10: Cederberg Nature Reserve
- Heading inland again, we visit the Cederberg Nature Reserve.
- Renowned for its dramatic rock formations and excellent mountain walking trails.
- The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis) which is endemic to the area.
- We explore the mountains and ravines on foot and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
- Accommodation: Chalet
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: West Coast National Park
- The West Coast National Park is a nature lovers paradise.
- The focal point of the park is the crystal clear Langebaan Lagoon and we enjoy the parks abundant wildlife, birds and flora on a walk that takes in the amazing beauty of this national park.
- A highlight of our trip is a visit to the Fossil Park.
- A rich excavation site with over 200 different species found including fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other prehistoric animals which inhabited the area some 5 million years ago.
- Accommodation: Chalet
- Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 12: Cape Town
- Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus.
- We climb Table Mountain offering panoramic views of Cape Town and enjoy an evening meal (own expense) at a local restaurant.
- Accommodation: Guesthouse
- Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Northern Cape Safari Ends
- The morning is free to catch up on last minute curio shopping, or you can take an optional Robben Island excursion (own expense), before the tour ends at 14:00.
- Meals: Breakfast

  • No longer runs
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in Euro's
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
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  • Northern Cape Safari Includes
  • - Entrance Fees
  • - Transport
  • - Meals as per itinerary
  • - Professional Guides
  • - Guided walks
  • - Canoe excursion
  • Northern Cape Safari Excludes
  • - Local and International Flights
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Gratuities
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary

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