Whales Flora & Kalahari Safari
On this Whales Flora Kalahari Safari, we start in the mother city of Cape Town, with an impressive view of Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, we will observe the Southern Right Whales, visit the southernmost point of Africa and drive through fields of flowers to reach the wilderness area of the Cederberg. Here, we will see one of the highest waterfalls at Augrabies falls National Park and visit the Kgalagadi National Park, where we will try and spot several different species of antelopes, brown hyenas, cheetahs, leopards and the black maned lions.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Starting in the mother city of Cape Town, with an impressive view of Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, we will observe the Southern Right Whales, visit the southernmost point of Africa and drive through fields of flowers to reach the wilderness area of the Cederberg. Here, we will see one of the highest waterfalls at Augrabies falls National Park and visit the Kgalagadi National Park, where we will try and spot several different species of antelopes, brown hyenas, cheetahs, leopards and the black maned lions.
- Cape Town with Table Mountain and Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Whale and dolphin watching in Hermanus and De Hoop Nature Reserve
- Spring flowers in Namaqualand (August, September)
- The Cederberg Mountains
- The fascinating fauna of the famous Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- Transport in reliable, comfortable vehicles
- Game Park entrance fees (except where indicated)
- Accommodation in twin rooms of hotels, lodges and national park bungalows
- All equipment
- Professional guide
- 2-3 wholesome meals a day (except where indicated)
- Soft drinks, alcohol, Tips and other personal expenses
- Travel Insurance (compulsory: luggage, accident and medical cover)
After the pickup from the airport we show you Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, on a city tour. Spend the rest of the day at leisure You can visit Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Waterfront or relax on one of the beautiful beaches (entrances own cost).
Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve
Today, we take a leisurely drive to the Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost point of Africa and show you the endangered African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Enjoy scenic views whilst we are driving along False Bay and Chapman’s Peak.
Hermanus and De Hoop Nature Reserve
We follow a beautiful stretch of the coastal road to Hermanus, where you will have the opportunity to go whale watching on a boat cruise. We observe Southern Right Whales and with a bit of luck, even
Great White Sharks. We then follow the scenic route along the Atlantic Ocean to reach the southernmost point of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Here the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet and we take some time exploring the area. In the evening, we reach De Hoop Nature Reserve where we stay overnight in bungalows.
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve is the biggest reserve in the Cape region. On game drives, we will almost definitely see some Ostrich, Bontebok, Mountain Zebra and Eland (the largest antelope in Africa). One of the highlights here is whale watching. From May to November, this is the main breeding and calving spot for Southern Right Whales, which can be observed from one of the high sand dunes along the beach.
West Coast National Park
In the morning, we drive through the Breede River Valley to a wine farm. The afternoon will be spent bird watching at the Langebaan lagoon. Large colonies of endemic birds such as the Cape Gannet and Cape Cormorants live on the islands close to the mainland and can be observed from numerous hides.
Postberg Nature Reserve
In the Postberg Section of the West Coast National Park (only open August and September), we might see Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Mountain Zebras, Eland and Oryx antelopes. We will have a picnic in a spring flower field nearby.
In the morning, we visit a Cape Gannet colony in Lamberts Bay. We then explore the Cederberg, one of the most beautiful wilderness mountain range in South Africa. The landscape here is eroded by wind, rain and frost. On several stops we have the opportunity to hike to natural rock sculptures, look at ancient bushman paintings and photograph several Protea species. In the evening, we reach Niewoudtville or Vanrynsdorp, where we stay overnight in a guest house for the next 2 nights.
We are off for an excursion to the Bokkeveld, where we usually see an abundance of flowers and several colourful fields of daisies. We visit a Quiver tree forest where an interesting aloe species can be found, which the bushman used to make quivers for their arrows.
Augrabies Falls National Park
After a long drive, we reach the rocky desert landscape at the Augrabies Falls National Park. Here, the Orange River plunges almost 200m from its granite platform into the canyon. We do an evening game drive to observe animals like Giraffe, Springbok, Oryx, Eland and Klipspringer.
Kgalagadi National Park
A short drive will bring us to the Kgalagadi National Park. This park is a co-operative project between Botswana and South Africa and we have time to explore the unique Kalahari landscape of both countries.
Day 11 – 14
Kgalagadi National Park
We do several game drives in the Kgalagadi National Park. The roads follow the dry river beds of the Auob and the Nossob. The animals have adapted to the arid conditions in this area and we will see
Oryx, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Ostriches and numerous interesting bird species. This is one of the best areas in Africa to see Cheetahs and the Kalahari Lion hunt, where we might be lucky enough to spot these rare predators.
Drive to Upington, end of the tour at about lunchtime.
A transfer to Cape Town can be booked with us!
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