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Holidays to Cape Town Safari Holiday South Africa Tours Stellenbosch

Adventurous Kalahari + Augrabies Falls + Cape


4RC10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
For those looking for the thrill of an adventure holiday, this itinerary is the perfect choice. Experience the adrenalin of abseiling down Augrabies Falls & white water rafting on the turbulent Orange River. After a safari, travel to Cape Town to cage dive with great white sharks & abseil down Table Mountain. All transfers, activities & game drives included.
White Water Rafting Orange River Abseiling Augrabies Falls South Africa
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Upington
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Augrabies Falls
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Abseiling
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White Water Rafting
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Orange River
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Shark Cage Diving
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Game Drives
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Upington
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Augrabies Falls
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Abseiling
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White Water Rafting
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Orange River
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Shark Cage Diving
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Game Drives
Day 1
You will be met at Upington Airport and transferred 1.5-hours through the Kalahari to Augrabies.
  
At Augrabies Falls - "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.
 
Check in and view Augrabies Falls, where conditions for photography are excellent. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable air-conditioned self-catering chalets. In the park you may see giraffe, eland, and other smaller antelope.
Day 2
Today enjoy a thrilling adrenalin adventure, as you abseil down the steep granite sides of the thundering Augrabies Falls Gorge.
 
Afterwards relax at your camp, before enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise in the late afternoon on the Orange River.
Day 3
Today enjoy a full day of thrills and excitement White Water Rafting down the Orange River, navigating through the turbulent waters below the Augrabies Falls.
 
Enjoy the enthralling torrents and magnificent mountain desert scenery of the Richtersveld, as well as an incredible sunset, on this adrenalin packed day. The best rafting conditions are in March and April, when the river volume is at its highest.
Day 4
This morning transfer 6.5-hours from Augrabies travelling 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. Check in and relax at your lodge, before enjoying your first game drive with a lodge ranger, followed by dinner under the stars.
Day 5
Today is devoted to game viewing in the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
 
Up early today for an exciting dawn open-top game drive, when game viewing conditions are at their best. Kgaladagi is home to several amazing wildlife species that have successfully adapted to the harsh desert conditions – including the black-maned lion, the magnificent horned oryx and the springbok. The Kalahari is also superb for viewing leopard and cheetah, which are more easily seen in the sparse vegetation and sand dunes.
 
Return to the lodge for breakfast, then relax by the swimming pool or pamper yourself at the spa. There is also the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the fascinating Bushmen who first conquered the great Kalahari and to enjoy a walking trail. 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.
 
In the afternoon enjoy another open-top safari drive, tracking game in one of the world's last great wilderness areas and in the evening view the magnificently clear stars of the southern sky.
Day 6
Transfer 5-hours to Upington Airport for your onward flight.
 
Along the way we suggest stopping at a Bushman craft stall to give you the opportunity of supporting the local community by buying one of their hand-made products. Please be aware that Bushmen will expect a small tip for photographs taken of them.

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 7
This morning transfer to Table Mountain and ascend by cable car to enjoy one of the world's most famous views (cable car ticket included).
 
Arrive in good time for your thrilling adrenalin-filled descent, as you abseil down its sheer cliffs - followed by a 30-minute hike back to your starting point. Afterwards spend as much time on the mountain as you wish, before making your way back to your hotel by taxi (own account).
 
In the afternoon we suggest exploring Cape Town using the Hop Off Bus, which stops at all the key attractions, including the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 8
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 9
Early morning collection from your hotel (04.00 to 07.30, depending on the tides) for your 2-hour transfer to the small village of Gansbaai  for Shark Cage Diving to see the great white sharks of False Bay.
 
After a safety briefing, transfer by boat for the 20-minute ride to Dyer Island and Shark Alley for the chance to view the fearsome Great White Sharks which feed on the resident colony of Cape Fur seals. View these surface-feeding predators from the boat or enter the cage with snorkel or scuba equipment.
 
Whales should also be seen in season (July to November) as well as African penguins, seals, dolphins, cormorants and many other bird species. Waterproof jackets and dive equipment will be supplied on the boat, but remember to bring your own towel. Return to shore 5 hours later after a truly exhilarating day at sea, with mid-afternoon return transfer to Cape Town.
 
Note: You will be contacted the day before to finalise your pick up time.
Day 10
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 11
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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