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Self Drives

Kalahari Tours and Travel offers various self-drive options throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. These routes cover most of the best Wildlife Parks in Southern Africa. Scenic Parks range from the lush Coastal Parks of South Africa to the barren Desert Parks of Namibia. Some routes go through the mountain desert in the Richtersveld to the wide open plains of the Karoo. The world renowned fynbos floral kingdom of the Western Cape can be combined with the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the harsh Kalahari Desert or South Africa's flagship park, Kruger National Park.

Kalahari Tours and Travel make all accommodation reservations. The majority of accommodation facilities are in the 3-4 star category. No camping options available on self-drives. Clients can use their own vehicles or rent vehicles from Europcar through Kalahari Tours and Travel or do their own vehicle rentals from companies they prefer. Please note that some of the self drive routes can only be done with 4x4 vehicles due to 4x4 trails en route.

The following itineraries have no route descriptions. Clients will receive detailed route descriptions after the Self Drive is confirmed and paid.





Northern Cape Self Drives


3 Day+ Kgalagadi - Xaus Lodge Exclusive Tour
Tour 04: 3 Day+ Kgalagadi - Xaus Lodge Exclusive Tour
Tour the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and overnight in the exclusive Xaus Lodge, situated in the western duneveld of Kgalagadi Park in an area that belongs to the Khomani San and Mier Communities. Game drives in open vehicles and informative walks with the San are some of the activities offered. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet only
Tour options: Guided tour & self drive
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14 Day Best of the Northern Cape Tour
Tour 24: 14 Day Best of the Northern Cape Tour
This comprehensive tour of the Northern Cape includes Kimberley & the Big Hole and Mine Museum, bird life of Kamfers Dam, San Rock Art, Anglo-Boere War battlefields, Mokala National Park, Witsand Nature Reserve, Kgalagadi - and Ai-Ais Transfrontier Parks, Orange River Estuary, Diamond Coast, Namaqua - & Augrabies Falls National Parks. This tour is an in depth introduction to the unique culture, landscapes and wildlife of the Northern Cape. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet/Guest House
Tour options: Guided 4x4 tour, 4x4 Self drive
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15 Day Arid Parks & Reserves Tour
Tour 25: 15 Day Arid Parks & Reserves Tour

All National Parks and major Nature Reserves in the Northern Cape and adjacent arid (dry) areas are included in this tour. This tour runs via Augrabies Falls National Park, Kgalagadi - and Ai-Ais Transfrontier Parks, Orange River Estuary, Diamond Coast, Namaqua - , Kamqua -, Karoo - & Mokala National Parks. Various smaller Reserves and places of interest are visited en route including the South African Astronomical Observatory near Sutherland, Kimberley & the Big Hole and Mine Museum & bird life of Kamfers Dam. This tour is a combination of wildlife and various desert landscapes in northwestern South Africa. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet/Guest House
Tour options: Guided 4x4 tour, 4x4 Self drive
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South African Self Drives


12 Day Kalahari - Cape Town Tour
Tour 34: 12 Day Kalahari - Cape Town Tour
This tour offers the client the opportunity to interact with South Africans and the environment in a natural and unspoiled way in various areas. The tour starts in Upington in the Northern Cape and runs through the Kalahari Desert including the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Augrabies Falls National Park, Bushmanland, Hantam Karoo, Cederberg Mountains, West Coast - and Table Mountain National Parks and Cape Town. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet/guest house/hotel only.
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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10 Day Kalahari - Port Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
Tour 35: 10 Day Kalahari - Port Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
This ‘Big Five’ tour goes through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls -, Karoo -, Cambedoo -, Mountain Zebra & Addo Elephant National Parks. The variety of wildlife and landscapes varying from Kalahari Desert to Eastern Cape Bushveld, make this tour a unique experience on one of the lesser known tourist routes. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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14 Day Kalahari - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour
Tour 36: 14 Day Kalahari - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour

This ‘Big Five’ tour goes through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls -, Karoo -, Cambedoo -, Mountain Zebra & Addo Elephant National Parks. The coastal section includes Tsitsikamma - & Wilderness National Parks, Bontebok National Park a bit inland and De Hoop Nature Reserve and Agulhas National Park on the Coast. The variety of wildlife and landscapes varying from Kalahari Desert to Eastern Cape Bushveld to the breathtaking Garden Route Coastline, make this tour an unforgettable experience in variety. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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7 Day Cape Town - Karoo - Kimberley Wildlife & Night Skies Tour
Tour 37: 7 Day Cape Town - Karoo - Kimberley Wildlife & Night Skies Tour
Kamqua -, Karoo - & Mokala National Parks are included in this tour and it covers from desert landscapes of Kamqua to the endangered game species of Mokala and includes the South African Astronomical Observatory near Sutherland, Kimberley & the Big Hole and Mine Museum & bird life of Kamfers Dam. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet/Guest House
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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8 Day Kimberley - Port Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
Tour 38: 8 Day Kimberley - Port Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
This wildlife tour runs through Mokala -, Karoo -, Cambedoo -, Mountain Zebra & Addo Elephant National Parks. The variety of wildlife, from the endangered species of Mokala to the ‘Big Five’ in Addo, contributes to a surprising experience on one of the lesser known tourist routes. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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12 Day Kimberley - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour
Tour 39: 12 Day Kimberley - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour
The wildlife section of this tour runs through Mokala -, Karoo -, Cambedoo -, Mountain Zebra & Addo Elephant National Parks. The coastal section includes Tsitsikamma - & Wilderness National Parks, Bontebok National Park a bit inland and De Hoop Nature Reserve and Agulhas National Park on the Coast. A combination of Wildlife and Coastline contributes to a satisfactory package for all. A good option as a summer tour. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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12 Day Cape Town - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour
Tour 40: 12 Day Cape Town - Cape Town Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour
This circular tour runs via the West Coast National Park, Bird Island, Cederberg, Tankwa Karoo -, Karoo -, Cambedoo - & , Mountain Zebra - to Addo Elephant National Park. The coastal section includes Tsitsikamma - & Wilderness National Parks, Bontebok National Park a bit inland and De Hoop Nature Reserve and Agulhas National Park on the Coast. West - & South Coast landscapes, mountains, plains desert, Karoo and good wildlife Parks result in the most interesting potpourri the southern part of South Africa can offer. A good option as a summer tour. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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15 Day Cape Town - Cape Town Wildlife, Night Skies & Coastal Parks Tour
Tour 41: 15 Day Cape Town - Cape Town Wildlife, Night Skies & Coastal Parks Tour

This tour covers the same route as Tour 40, with the Observatory near Sutherland as an add-on and the pace of traveling is slower. A good option as a summer tour. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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14 Day Cape Town - Johannesburg Wildlife & Desert Tour (Western Route)
Tour 42: 14 Day Cape Town - Johannesburg Wildlife & Desert Tour (Western Route)

This unique route goes via West Coast National Park, Bird Island, Namaqua National Park, Diamond Coast, Ai-Ais Richtersveld - & Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks, Augrabies Falls National Park, Witsand Nature Reserve & Mokala National Park to Kimberley. The tour includes al four desert biomes in South Africa and excellent Wildlife. Clients can either fly or being transferred by road from Kimberley to Johannesburg. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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14 Day Cape Town - Johannesburg Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour (Eastern Route)
Tour 43: 14 Day Cape Town - Johannesburg Wildlife & Coastal Parks Tour (Eastern Route)
This tour covers Agulhas National Park, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bontebok -, Wilderness - & Tsitsikamma National Parks along the South Coast before heading north via Addo Elephant -, Mountain Zebra &, Golden Gate Highlands National Park to Kruger Park National Park. Combine the South Coast and Addo with Kruger Park and one has a unique experience. Malaria area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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07 Day Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
Tour 44: 07 Day Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
The tour covers a big part of central/south Kruger Park, which is one of the most renowned game parks in the world, home to the ‘Big Five’ and the flagship of South African National Parks. The central/northern part can be done on clients’ request. Malaria area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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12 Day Kwazulu Natal Parks & Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
Tour 45: 12 Day Kwazulu Natal Parks & Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
A wildlife experience in variety of a lifetime. Starting as a stepping stone at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the tour continues through Hluluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, St Lucia Estuary, Mkuze - & Ndumo Game Reserves, Tembe Elephant Park, Ithala Game Reserve, Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland to Kruger National Park. This tour covers al major wildlife parks in the eastern part of South Africa. Malaria area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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12 Day Northern South Africa Parks & Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
Tour 46: 12 Day Northern South Africa Parks & Kruger Park Wildlife Tour
This tour goes through Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Marakele - and Mapungubwe National Parks and enter Kruger Park in the north and comes down to the south of the Park. This tour covers al major wildlife parks in the northern part of South Africa. Malaria area.

Accommodation: Chalet
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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Namibia & Botswana Self Drives



8 Day Kgalagadi - Etosha Wildlife Tour
Tour 47: 8 Day Kgalagadi - Etosha Wildlife Tour
The ultimate wildlife tour covering Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Etosha National Park. This Tour offers some of the best Wildlife in South Africa and Namibia. Malaria area!

Accommodation: Chalet/Lodge
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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11 Day Kgalagadi - Namib Desert & Etosha Tour
Tour 48: 11 Day Kgalagadi - Namib Desert & Etosha Tour
This tour covers Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Namib Naukluft National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park and Etosha National Park. This Tour is a good combination of Wildlife and Deserts in South Africa and Namibia. Malaria area!

Accommodation: Chalet/Lodge
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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17 Day Kgalagadi - Namibia - Botswana Wildlife Tour
Tour 49: 17 Day Kgalagadi - Namibia - Botswana Wildlife Tour
This tour covers Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Etosha National Park, Mahango - & Caprivi Game Reserves, Mudumu -, Chobe -, Zambezi -, Vic Falls - & Marakele National Parks. This tour covers various wildlife parks in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. Malaria area!

Accommodation: Chalet/Lodge
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive
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20 Day Namibia & Botswana - Desert & Wildlife Tour
Tour 50: 20 Day Namibia & Botswana - Desert & Wildlife Tour
Deserts and Wildlife safari. This tour covers the desert Parks Ai-Ais – Richtersveld, Namib Naukluft, Skeleton Coast and the Wildlife Parks Etosha, Mahango, Mudumu, Chobe, Zambezi, Vic Falls & Marakele. This tour is the ultimate combination of wildlife and deserts in South Africa and Namibia. Malaria area!

Accommodation: Chalet/Lodge
Tour options: Guided tour, Self drive

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National Parks, Nature Reserves & Conservation Areas Information
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Namibia National Parks & Game Reserves
Botswana National Parks & Game Reserves
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