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Kgalagadi Safari Holidays to Kalahari Desert Tours Namaqualand Bushmen

Kgalagadi Safari: Holidays to Kalahari Desert + Tours to Namaqualand & Bushmen

Kgalagadi safari holidays to Kalahari desert & tours to Namaqualand and the land of the Bushmen, offer a unique wildlife experience like no other.
 
David Attenborough brought the stunning red sands of the Kalahari desert into our homes with his famous TV documentaries about this huge ecosystem and its desert-adapted wildlife. It is home to the Bushmen people and unique desert adapted wildlife, including the black-maned Kalahari lion.
 
One of the largest conservation areas in the world, and one of the last remaining wilderness regions, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a visionary joint venture between South Africa and Botswana, straddling both countries and covering over 3.7 million hectares. Upington in South Africa's northwest province is the gateway for all Kgalagadi safari holidays, which work best when travelling with a private driver/guide or self driving.
 
Most holidays to the Kalahari desert include a visit to the thundering Augrabies Falls – the 6th largest in the world. You can also visit a Bushmen village. In August and September each year, Kalahari desert tours to Namaqualand offer another truly amazing natural spectacle, with astonishing wildflower displays.
 
Combine your ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a holiday of a lifetime. We offer a wide range of options at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to your needs.
 
For expert advice on Kgalagadi safari holidays & Kalahari desert tours to Namaqualand & land of the Bushmen, email or call us on +44 (0)1582 766122 to speak with a specialist travel consultant. Download our South Africa brochure (PDF 1.4 Mb)
 
We have been arranging Kgalagadi safari holidays to Kalahari Desert & tours to Namaqualand & Bushmen for over 20 years.
ALL OUR KGALAGADI SAFARI HOLIDAYS & KALAHARI DESERT TOURS TO NAMAQUALAND & BUSHMEN ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
 
More information on Kgalagadi safari holidays to Kalahari Desert & tours to Namaqualand & Bushmen:
 
Upington is the most convenient gateway for Kgalagadi safari holidays & Kalahari desert tours, as it is linked by daily flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
 
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a further 3-hours north by road, with accommodation in simple air-conditioned self-catering rest camps such as Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata. There are a few smaller, tented camps but these require booking up to a year in advance, and one luxury Bushman-owned camp. A top-end luxury fly-in Kalahari desert safari is also available at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, which is in a class of its own.
 
On a Kgalagadi safari, wildlife viewing centres on the dry river beds searching for the enormous black-maned Kalahari lion, the region’s most famous inhabitant. The Kalahari desert is also renowned for the magnificent oryx with its long sharp horns, cute meerkats that emerge from their burrow at sunrise, prancing springbok, prickly porcupine, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape fox, African wild cat and the aggressive honey badger.
 
You will see large herds of antelope such as eland and blue wildebeest and some of Africa’s most unusual animals, including many of the big cats (lion, cheetah and leopard) which are more easily seen in these wide open landscapes on holidays to the Kalahari desert, but the sparse vegetation does not support elephant, rhino or buffalo.
 
Birdlife is also surprisingly prolific in the region and a highlight of many Kgalagadi safari holidays, with over 260 recorded species, including 20 different raptors. In this land of far horizons, you can marvel at the gigantic nests of the sociable weaver birds set high in camel thorn trees and stop to examine the amazing succulent Kalahari desert plants which have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions.
 
The granite Augrabies Falls (meaning 'Place of Great Noise') are well worth including on holidays to the Kalahari, with accommodation in simple but comfortable air-conditioned chalets. Here the thundering Orange River dramatically crashes over the rim of a granite canyon, plunging 82 metres into the gorge below forming South Africa’s largest waterfall and the sixth largest in the world. Activities here include a sunset cruise, canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling down the cliffs and white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below.
 
Namaqualand is also within easy reach. From mid-August to mid-September each year, this landscape bursts into a spectacularly vivid display of wildflowers as far as the eye can see, although the exact timing depends on the rains.
South Africa: Kalahari + Namaqualand (self drive)
SCV12U
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,095
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Safari Kalahari South Africa Bushmen Kgalagadi Augrabies Wildflowers

This selfdrive safari visits the Kalahari in South Africa, where the Bushmen live, staying in simple rest camps in the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, shared with Botswana. See the majestic black-maned Kalahari lion, oryx, springbok & other desert-adapted wildlife. Then drive to Augrabies Falls, with its adventure activities, & Namaqualand with its wildflowers or explore Bushmanland. Optional Cape Town extension.

Safari Kalahari South Africa Bushmen Kgalagadi Augrabies Wildflowers
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Upington
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Wildflowers (seasonal)
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Augrabies Falls
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Kalahari, South Africa
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Bushmen
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Safari, Kalahari,
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Kalahari Lions
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Astronomy
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari) + Cape Town
SRQ10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park South Africa Safari Holiday Cape Town

Visit a Bushman-owned game lodge in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa on this wonderful safari holiday that combines the desert-adapted wildlife of the Kalahari with beautiful Cape Town. Ascend Table Mountain, visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserves, Boulders Beach penguins & the Stellenbosch Winelands.  All transfers, park fees & game drives included.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park South Africa Safari Holiday Cape Town
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Cape Point
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Springbok & Oryx
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Cape Town
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Game Drives
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Table Mountain
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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South Africa Safari Holiday
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Upington
Cape Winelands + West Coast to Kalahari (self drive)
SCW16C
16 NIGHTS
FROM £1,998
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Holiday South Africa Cape Town Kalahari Whales Wildflowers Namaqualand

From mid-August to mid-September, on this self-drive holiday in South Africa you can travel up the West Coast from Cape Town to the Kalahari - after visiting Hermanus to see whales & enjoying wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Then drive to Springbok to view the spectacular wildflowers of Namaqualand, before finishing with a safari at a Bushman lodge in Kgalagadi (game drives included).

Holiday South Africa Cape Town Kalahari Whales Wildflowers Namaqualand
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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West Coast National Park
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Augrabies Falls
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Holiday, South Africa
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Wildflowers, Namaqualand
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Table Mountain & Cape Point
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Kalahari Safari
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Whales in Hermanus
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Kgalagadi National Park
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Cape Town
Cape Town + Winelands + Karoo to Kalahari (self drive)
SCR14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,195
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Holidays Cape Karoo South Africa Tours SALT Telescope Sutherland Kalahari

If you are interested in astronomy and the stars of the southern skies, our self drive holidays to Cape Town & the Great Karoo in South Africa include Hermanus and the winelands of Stellenbosch, as well as tours to view the gigantic SALT telescope near Sutherland. Also enjoy a thrilling safari in the remote Kalahari, staying in a Bushman-owned lodge. All game drives included.

Holidays Cape Karoo South Africa Tours SALT Telescope Sutherland Kalahari
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Holidays Cape Town, South Africa
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Tours SALT Telescope, Sutherland
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Hermanus
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Kalahari Safari
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Matjiesfontein
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Augrabies Falls
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Astronomy Holidays, South Africa
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Great Karoo
Kalahari + Augrabies + Wildflowers - Private Guide
SPO10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Private Tour Kalahari South Africa Augrabies Namaqualand Wildflowers

On this wonderful private tour you can explore amazing landscapes & photograph desert-adapted wildlife in the vast Kalahari in South Africa, travelling with your own driver/guide & staying in simple rest camps. We view the Augrabies Falls & seasonal Namaqualand wildflowers (mid Aug to mid-Sept). At other times of year we explore more of Bushmanland. English speaking guide, all park fees & game drives included.

Private Tour Kalahari South Africa Augrabies Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Photography & Star Gazing
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Bushmen
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Private Tour, Kalahari
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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South Africa
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Augrabies Falls
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Oryx
South Africa: Kalahari Safari (Private Guide) + Durban
SPQ12U
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Kalahari Africa Photo Safari Birding Tour Guide

Experience the semi-desert wildlife of the untamed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (or Kalahari), a vast wilderness that spreads across 3 countries - South Africa, Botswana & Namibia. Stay at simple rest camps, with dinners around an open camp fire. Also visit Augrabies Falls. Ideal for a photo safari or birding tour accompanied by your own private guide. Then relax on the beach in Durban. All transfers, park fees & game drives included.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Kalahari Africa Photo Safari Birding Tour Guide
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Birding Tour
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Upington, South Africa
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Photo Safari
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Augrabies Falls
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Oryx, Springbok & Meerkats
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Private Guide
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Black Maned Lion
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Durban Beaches
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Kalahari Africa, Photo Safari
Cape Town + West Coast + Wildflowers to Kalahari
SPC12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Tour Cape West Coast South Africa Richtersveld Namaqualand Wildflowers

This privately guided tour travels up the rugged Cape West Coast in South Africa to view the seasonal Namaqualand wildflowers that bloom from mid-August to mid-September (although exact timing depends on the rains). Continue via the dramatic landscapes & night skies of the Richtersveld & southern Namibia to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. English speaking guide & all park fees included.

Tour Cape West Coast South Africa Richtersveld Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Richtersveld
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Paternoster
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Cederberg Mountains
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West Coast National Park
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Cape Town
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Kgalagadi Safari
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Tour: Cape West Coast, South Africa
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Whale Watching
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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South Africa
South Africa: Kalahari Safari (Tswalu ) + Mauritius
HRL10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Flying Safari South Africa Tswalu Private Reserve Kalahari Mauritius

This top-end luxury flying safari in South Africa stays at Tswalu, the largest private game reserve in Africa & offers an exclusive wilderness experience in the vast Kalahari - home to the Bushman people. View desert adapted wildlife & enjoy a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing. Then fly to the tropical island of Mauritius. All Kalahari light aircraft flights, game drives, park fees & transfers included.

Luxury Flying Safari South Africa Tswalu Private Reserve Kalahari Mauritius
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Star Gazing by Telescope
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Kalahari Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Luxury Flying Safari, South Africa
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Tswalu Private Reserve
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Catamaran Trips
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Horse Riding
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Meercats
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Bushman Experience
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Mauritius
South Africa to Namibia, via Kalahari - Private Guide
SPL14U
14 NIGHTS
FROM £5,695
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
South Africa and Namibia Private Tour Guide Photo Safari Kalahari Etosha

On this South Africa and Namibia private tour, travel with your own driver guide on a photo safari through the Kalahari to Etosha. Starting from Upington, travel through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, with its unique desert-adapted wildlife, to the sand dunes of the Namib, Swakopmund & Twyfelfontein's Bushman paintings, ending at Africat. English speaking guide, all transfers & park fees included.

South Africa and Namibia Private Tour Guide Photo Safari Kalahari Etosha
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Etosha National Park
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Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
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Photo Safari
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Kalahari
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Africat
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Private Tour Guide
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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South Africa and Namibia
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Namib Desert
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Bushmen Paintings
Cape Town + Luxury Kalahari Safari
SRR8C
8 NIGHTS
FROM £6,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Flying Safarii Cape Town South Africa Tswalu Reserve Kalahari Star

This top-end luxury flying safari combines Cape Town in South Africa with the luxurious Tswalu private game reserve in the vast untamed Kalahari, with its amazing desert adapted wildlife. View meercat, oryx, hyena & black-maned lion, with activities including a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing through a telescope in this immense wilderness. All Kalahari flights, transfers & game drives included.

Luxury Flying Safarii Cape Town South Africa Tswalu Reserve Kalahari Star
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Black Maned Lion
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Luxury Flying Safari
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Cape Town South Africa
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Meerkats
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Bushman
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Cape Point
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Tswalu Reserve, Kalahari
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Winelands
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Star Gazing
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Oryx