11-Day Transfrontier Kalahari Safari

11 Days, 10 Nights

We start and end this trip in Upington with easy access via Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our specialist guide takes us on the Mabuasehube and Gemsbok Wilderness Trails in Botswana and South Africa. Optional extensions in Cape Town and Johannesburg are available.

- Tour Itinerary -

Arrive with SAA midmorning at Upington International airport. We commence our safari with a 3 hour scenic drive through Kalahari farmland, past saltpans and sand dunes to arrive at the Twee Rivieren entrance gate to the Transfrontier National Park. Here we complete border formalities on the South African and Botswana sides. After enjoying a picnic lunch in the Twee Rivieren campsite we game drive along the dry Nossob River past numerous waterholes to arrive in our campsite Rooiputs in the late afternoon.

Time to relax around the fire with drinks, enjoying our first sunset. 


After an early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob river past famous waterholes like Leeudrift, Kameelsleep to arrive in Nossob camp for lunch. We refuel the vehicles and take a beautiful scenic drive through red sand dunes covered in grass during good rains.

Some of the dunes may reach 30 metres and allow wonderful views. We continue through typical Kalahari thornveld to arrive in our overnight camp in the late afternoon. 

Overnight Motopi Campsite.

After breakfast we continue in an easterly direction to Mabuasehube area to arrive at Mpayathultla pan for lunch.

Here we visit a small waterhole that attracts predators, birds and antelope. We relax under large camelthorn trees observing life in the Kalahari. We set up camp at Mabuasehube pan famous for the large Black Maned Lions. We spend the evening at the waterhole in search of the elusive Brown Hyena. Drinks around the fire with dinner under the stars. 

Overnight Mabuasehube Pan. 

Early morning game drive after a light breakfast in search of the Kalahari predators. 

We visit many of the pans in the area. 

Large concentrations of antelope like the Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and even Eland can be seen here. We return to Camp for brunch around midday. Time to relax in the shade reading, or sleeping. Afternoon game drive with a visit to the waterhole. Sundowner drinks followed by dinner.

Overnight Mabuasehube Game reserve.

After breakfast we travel in a westerly direction along the Mabuasehube trail. The route takes us past different saltpans which the game visit for the salt. We arrive in our campsite in the late afternoon. 

Overnight Mosemane campsite.

We continue through picturesque scenery to rejoin the Nossob river in the afternoon.

We have lunch in the Nossob campsite before traveling north to commence the Gemsbok wilderness trail. We overnight at Polentswa campsite overlooking the beautiful Polentswa valley.

Overnight Polentswa.

A beautiful drive through red sand dunes past Tweeling Rambuka pan brings us to

Sesatswe Pan for our overnight stop. The camp overlooks a large saltpan frequently visited by predators and prey.

Overnight Sesatswe

We leave Sesatswe after breakfast to Kaa Gate where we replenish our water supplies. The route takes us through grass covered plains with Camelthorn trees. We arrive at Lang Rambuka pan in the late afternoon. We enjoy drinks overlooking the pan at sunset. 

Overnight Lang Rambuka 

After early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob River to Nossob camp. We refuel and continue via the dune road to the Auob River and visit waterholes like Rooibrak, Gemsbokplein to arrive at our camp in the afternoon. We enjoy our last dinner around the fire.

Overnight Tweerivieren

We return to Upington set on the magnificent Oranje River. We drive through the winelands of the Kalahari with spectacular hills, white grass and small sand dunes. We drive through the villages of Keimoes and Kakamas. We arrive in the afternoon at Augrabies falls.

We walk along the walkways to view the falls from various lookouts. Dinner in a restaurant on clients own account, B & B only.

Overnight Augrabies area in a Guesthouse.

After breakfast we return to Upington airport for connecting flights to Cape Town or Johannesburg.

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- 2024 Departures & Rates -

Dates:  11 Day Transfrontier Kalahari Safari

Low season rates: USD 7 000.00 pp sharing / Single supplement Euro 800.00

High season rates: USD 7 300.00 pp sharing / Single supplement Euro 800.00

- 2025 Departures & Rates -

Dates:  11 Day Transfrontier Kalahari Safari

Low season rates: USD 7 000.00 pp sharing / Single supplement USD 500.00

High season rates: USD 7 300.00 pp sharing / Single supplement USD 500.00

Combined - 7 day Central Kalahari & 9 day Classic safari
15-Day Circular Safari