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West Coast & Kalahari Safari | Flowers, Beach & Kalahari

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Benjamin Wilson

Siya Phambile Expeditions

Crafters of Customisation | Bestowers of Flexibility in African Safaris | Tailored to your needs

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West Coast & Kalahari Safari | Flowers, Beach & Kalahari

Take a journey with us traveling slowly through the fascinating arid parts of South Africa, up the West Coast, which is rich in natural beauty and at certain times of the year (August/September) can burst into life with thousands of colourful flowers. We continue to the Kalahari region, and along the great Orange River, exploring the fascinating landscapes and wildlife of this region.

DAY 1

West Coast National Park

We begin our journey by driving from Cape Town up the West Coast. This is an area steeped in settler history, with farming and fishing traditions, and a host of fascinating landscapes, places and characters. We spend the afternoon within the West Coast National Park, with a large estuary and rolling hills full of fynbos and wildlife. Read more

West Coast NP | 1 Night
DAY 2

Cederberg Wilderness Area | Hiking&Bush

We move inland into the Cederberg Wilderness Area, a magnificent mountainous place with a myriad of trails, waterfalls, wildlife associated with the Fynbos region and incredible Bushmen paintings.

Cederberg | 2 Nights
DAY 3

Experiencing the Cederberg

We have the privilege of spending the day exploring the Cederberg Wilderness Area. A hikers paradise, and full of hidden gems, this area allows us to be at peace and to explore the fascinating sites that are on offer.

Cederberg | 2 Nights
DAY 4

Namaqualand | Flowers for Africa

We continue our journey North, as we drive to the border of Namibia along the Orange River, stopping to break the long journey at various sites along the coast.

Namaqualand | 1 Night
DAY 5

Augrabies Falls National Park | Waterfal

We follow the Orange River upstream, driving through a fascinating arid landscape with strange and wonderful animals and plants. This day is spent checking into and exploring the wildlife of the Augrabies Falls National Park such as Giraffe, Eland, Klipspringer, Springbok and many smaller predators, as well as the Falls themselves. Hundreds of years of the Orange River flowing through this rocky landscape has carved a magnificent waterfall in the soft rock, which can be viewed, up close and personal. During the rainy summer season, the falls flow strongly. Read more

Augrabies Falls | 1 Night
DAY 6

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Kalahari

We leave Augrabies Falls National Park and travel even further north towards the great Kalahari Desert. We drive towards the border with Botswana this time, and visit the extraordinary wildlife sanctuary of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. A landscape of dry rivers, red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and a surprisingly large amount of wildlife including the black-maned lions. Read more

Kgalagadi | 2 Nights
DAY 7

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Kalahari

We spend the day exploring the vast wilderness that is Kgalagadi. Following ancient river lines, we search for wildlife that can always bring the unexpected! Black-maned lions, leopards, gemsbok, and even meerkats (just like Timone!). On top of our search, the landscape will always amaze us and will provide an abundance of photo opportunities at the 'end of the world.' Read more

Kgalagadi | 2 Nights
DAY 8

Calvinia | Great Karoo

From here we travel on our longest route through the vast expanses of the Karoo south towards Cape Town, traversing some of the longest roads between two towns in South Africa. This landscape is an ancient inland sea and the vast flat spaces devoid of settlement are something to behold. At night, there is the serenity of night sky filled with stars. Read more

Calvinia | 1 Night
DAY 9

Tankwa Karoo National Park

We continue our journey into the heart of the Karoo, visiting the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Despite the arid area, settlers have been carving out a living and the history and characters of the Park are of interest. Even more interesting are the variety of animals and scenic vistas.

Tankwa | 2 Nights
DAY 10

The Ancient Landscape of the Karoo

We enjoy our morning game drive or optional walk. Soaking in the scenery and spotting wildlife that one doesn't generally see in South Africa, we return to camp for a hearty breakfast. Relaxing in the heat of the day around camp, we embark on an afternoon game drive to be enjoyed! Sun-downers allow us to appreciate the majestic landscape and sunsets that change everyday, before returning to camp for dinner. Read more

Tankwa | 2 Nights
DAY 11

Scenic Route to Cape Town

From here we leave the Karoo, and enjoy a relaxed scenic drive back through the winelands and mountains of the Cape to our finish in the Mother City, Cape Town.

Tour ends

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location West Coast NP
Hotel Duinepos
Day 2
Location Cederberg
Day 4
Location Namaqualand
Hotel ???
Day 5
Location Augrabies Falls
Day 6
Location Kgalagadi TP
Hotel Two Rivers
Day 8
Location Calvinia
Hotel Africa Dawn
Day 9
Location Tankwa

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities (unless optional)
  • All meals *unless for own expense

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Pre and Post Tour accommodation

More information

  • Prices are per person sharing (double room), except for the solo traveler.
  • Single supplement generally adds 30% to per person sharing price.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Lowe, Sweden

We were given outstanding local knowledge of the Garden Route which took us off the beaten track, on the Route 62! Unforgettable experience delivered in a laid back, tailored fashion. Fantastic communication and good vibes, our trip outweighed any expectations! Highly recommended

Jan, Mariette, & Cocky, Netherlands

It was an amazing trip. They did a perfect job. The service was perfect and the guide called Ben was really good. He made a nice breakfast in the morning, a good lunch in the afternoon and a good meal in the evening. He was great in finding all kinds of animals. He made out dream come true and even more.. Read more

Tracey, United Kingdom

Brilliant service from start to finish. Fabulous place to visit and as we had a relatively short time we managed to see so much. Well planned itinerary, first rate guide who made all the difference. Thanks so much!

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