Five Day Option One

Five Day Option One

ROUTE: Upington – Augrabies Falls National Park – Khamkirri Private Game Reserve - !Xaus Lodge & Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Upington

Day One
• Depart for Upington
• Arrive in Upington – Upington is the principal town and commercial, educational and social centre of the Green Kalahari region, owing its prosperity to agriculture and its irrigated lands along the Orange River. Upington enjoys a summer rainfall and a hot climate.
• Enjoy a short tour of Upington.
• Depart for Augrabies Falls National Park – Augrabies is where the mighty Orange River is at its most impressive as it thunders its way through a ravine and into a pool walled by sheer granite, creating the world’s sixth largest waterfall.
• Arrive at the falls and check in.
• Enjoy a light lunch
• Afternoon sight seeing and game drive to awesome viewpoints such a Ararat and Oranjekom on the Orange River Gorge. Giraffe, springbok, gemsbok, eland and klipspringer can be seen. Fish eagles and black eagles are common residents.
• Dinner and overnight.

Day Two
• Meet at Augrabies office for boat trip to Khamkirri Private Game Reserve (which means place of the leopard)
• Enjoy brunch
• Take part in abseiling and river rafting
• Dinner and overnight at Khamkirri

Day Three
• Breakfast at Khamkirri
• Depart for !Xaus Lodge – The Mier and Khomani San communities invite you to share with their ancestors the magic aura of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Experience an African sunset, the sound of silence and touch the stars from the Boma, while marvelling at the tastes of taste of the Mier’s unique culinary offerings.
• Take part in a walk with the Bushmen
• Enjoy dinner and overnight at !Xaus Lodge

Day Four
• Breakfast
• Depart for Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – One of the world’s last truly unspoilt
• ecosystems. The park, at 2.7 million hectares, is one of the largest conservation areas in the world, almost twice the size of Kruger National Park. The park consists of three rest camps (Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata-Mata) and six new upmarket unfenced wilderness camps (Kielie Krankie, Bitterpan, Urikaruuus, Grootkolk and Kalahari Tented Camp).
• Enjoy the day game viewing
• Return to !Xaus Lodge
• star gazing
• Enjoy typical Kalahari cuisine and overnight

Day Five
• Breakfast
• Return to Upington

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