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Special Tours

Kalahari Tours and Travel offers a wide range of Special Tours with flexible itineraries. Itineraries will be constructed according to the interests and request of the client. Most of these tours take place in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa. Being based in Upington in the Northern Cape, we are centrally located, which enable us to offer our clients the most practical and cost efficient Special Tours

In case you desire a tailor made tour or have any special wishes or interests, please don't hesitate to contact us! We know every corner of the region and surely can advise you! Special tours such as Agriculture, Geology, Mining and Minerals, Archaeology, Culture, Battlefields, Flora, Fishing, etc, can be done on request.

Click on Tours 59, 60 and 61 for the standard  itineraries. Please contact us for tailor made itineraries according to client’s interests for Tours 60 and 62 to 70.




7 Day+ Kalahari Lion & Other Predators Tour
Tour 59: 7 Day+ Kalahari Lion & Other Predators Tour
On this tour the emphasis is on finding the magnificent Kalahari Lions and other predators such as leopard, cheetah, (Kgalagadi is one of the better natural parks to see these two species), spotted and brown hyena, honey badger, African wild cat, the rare caracal and the ever popular meerkat (suricate). The camps used on this tour are not always the most equipped camps, but give one the opportunity to overnight where these magnificent beasts operate.

Patience, endurance and good luck is still needed sometimes to find the Kalahari lions. That makes the reward so much better. Early departures on game drives in the mornings and staying out as late as possible in the late afternoons increase the chances of spotting these impressive creatures. During the warmer to hot months from September to April, the changes increase to see these big cats, due to the fact that they visit waterholes more often, which are all close to game drive routes, Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet and camping or just camping.
Tour options: Guided tour, Guided 4x4 tour, Guided 4x4 self-drive convoy tour
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4 Day+ Kalahari Raptor Tour
Tour 60: 4 Day+ Kalahari Raptor Tour
One of the best places to see raptors in Southern Africa is in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the best period is in summer  from Sep - April when the migratory species are there too. Martial-, Tawny- & Black-chested Snake Eagles, Bateleur,  Pale Chanting Goshawks, Greater Kestrels and Pygmy falcons are some of the common resident species. Augrabies Falls National Park can be included, where Verraux’s(Black) – and African Fish The composition of tailor made itineraries on request will depend on the season and client’s interests and accommodation preferred. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour, Guided 4x4 tour, Guided 4x4 self-drive convoy tour

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4 Day & 10 Day Kalahari Meerkat (Suricate)Tour
Tour 61: 4 Day & 10 Day  Kalahari Meerkat (Suricate)Tour
On these tours the emphasis is on finding meerkat (suricate) in their natural habitat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari. In areas near Twee Rivieren the meerkat are more used to vehicles and one can get at times very close to them. In other areas, especially on the pans in the wilderness areas in Botswana, the meerkat are a bit more skittish, but due to the open pans one gets a good view of them.

The 04 Day Tour offers clients the opportunity to stay in the Twee Rivieren area and it also offers good chalet accommodation for clients who prefer good comfortable accommodation. The 10-Day Tour offers clients the opportunity to see meerkat in wilderness areas in Botswana and in the Twee Rivieren area. The Botswana side has  only basic camping facilities. Malaria free area.

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour, Guided 4x4 tour, Guided 4x4 self-drive convoy tour
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* Please contact us for more information about the Tailor-made Tours


3 Day+ Hot Spring Tours
Tailor-made Tour 62: 3 Day+ Hot Spring Tours
Riemvasmaak and Skroef-se-bad near the Orange River in South Africa and Warmbad and Ai-Ais in South Namibia are hot springs varying from very basic baths to modern indoor baths. Other options are modern facilities in the Western Cape near Montagu, Goudini and near Citrusdal in the Cederberg Mountains. The composition of tailor made itineraries on request will depend on the season and client’s interests and accommodation preferred. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided, Guided 4x4 tour, Guided 4x4 self-drive convoy tour
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2 Day Kimberley Highlights Tour
Tailor-made Tour 63: 2 Day Kimberley Highlights Tour 
Kimberley, the ‘Diamond City’, offers the visitor a great variety in history and culture, including the Big Hole & Mine Museum, McGregor Museum, William Humphrey’s Art Gallery, Duggan Cronin Gallery, Belgravia Historical Walk, Africana Library, Historical Halfway House Hotel and Star of the West Bar, Transport & Spoornet Museums, Anglo-Boere War and WW1 & WW2 Memorials, Wildebeestkuil Rock art Centre, the flamingos at Kamfers Dam and various other places of interest. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour

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2 Day Anglo-Boere War Tour (Kimberley Area)
Tailor-made Tour 64: 2 Day Anglo-Boere War Tour (Kimberley Area)
This tour includes visits to the battlefields of Belmont, Modderrivier, Magersfontein and Paardeberg & the Burghers Monument, Honoured Dead Memorial, McGregor Museum where a display of the Siege of Kimberley is housed and the West End Cemetery where the deceased on British side were reburied. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour

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3 Day+ Northern Cape Archaeology, Anthropology & Rock Art Tour
Tailor-made Tour 65: 3 Day+ Northern Cape Archaeology, Anthropology & Rock Art Tour
This tour includes visits to McGregor Museum where a display of replicas of the Taung - and Mrs Pless skulls and various other articles of anthropological and archaeological importance are housed, Wildebeestkuil rock engravings and the nearby Nooitgedacht glacial pavings,  the Wonderwork Caves in the Kuruman area where excavations revealed the evidence of human inhabitancy for over 880 000 years, an archaeological site outside Kathu and various displays of rock art of the oldest inhabitants, the San. This tour can includes on request a visit to the Cradle of Humankind including Sterkfontein caves and Maropeng near Johannesburg. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour

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3 Day+ Northern Cape Geology, Minerals & Mining Tour
Tailor-made Tour 66: 3 Day+ Northern Cape Geology, Minerals & Mining Tour
The Northern Cape Province is rich in minerals and tours of diamond, iron ore and manganese mines can be done. Add to that the history of the Kimberley and Alexander Bay Diamond rushes and Namaqualand copper mining history and the fascinating geological areas of Augrabies & Riemvasmaak and the Richtersveld and one has an interesting package. Malaria free area

Accommodation:
Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided 4x4 Tour









3 Day+ Northern Cape Agriculture Tour
Tailor-made Tour 67: 3 Day+ Northern Cape Agriculture Tour
Due to the availability of water from various rivers in a semi-desert area the Northern Cape has a wide variety of Agricultural and other farming activities including sheep for mutton and wool -, cattle - and boergoat farming, huge potato -, onion – and pecan nut farms, grape farms for the making of wine & raisins and for producing table grapes for export, the largest date farm in the southern hemisphere, game farms, of which some are enormous in size, for breeding and hunting purposes, the best Arabian Horse breeder outside Arabia and the race horse farms of Colesberg. Any combination can be done on a tailor made tour. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour







3 Day+ Northern Cape Freshwater & Fly Fishing Tour
Tailor-made Tour 68: 3 Day+ Northern Cape Freshwater & Fly Fishing Tour
The waters of the Vaal - and Orange Rivers near Douglas is known as excellent fly fishing waters, especially in search of the indigenous large - and small mouth Yellowfish. The Riet River in Mokala National Park offers good conditions too. The lower Orange River is known for its big Catfish. Fishing tours to any destination in and outside the Province can be done, including Tigerfishing on the Okavango and Zambezi Rivers and surf – and boat angling on the West Coast of Namibia. Malaria free area (Except Okavango and Zambezi)

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour, Self drive








3 Day+ Northern Cape Cultures & History Tour
Tailor-made Tour 69: 3 Day+ Northern Cape Cultures & History Tour
 

The Northern Cape is home to various cultures including Khoi, San, Afrikaners and Setswana - & and English speaking South Africans, to mention a few. The fascinating history of how all these cultures got to the Northern Cape and survived in this harsh area, contributes to an interesting package. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Chalet or Camping
Tour options: Guided Tour










3 Day Astronomy & Night Skies Tour
Tailor-made Tour 70: 3 Day Astronomy & Night Skies Tour

18 Km outside the town Sutherland is the South African Astronomical Observatory. It houses 10 telescopes of which one being ‘SALT’ (Southern African Largest Telescope), with a hexagonal mirror of 11m. A day tour of SALT can be done and on the night tours visitors can view the sky through a 16’ Meade and a 14” Celestron telescope. A radio telescope site is in the development stage near Carnavon  250 km from Sutherland and will contribute to an even greater experience in the future. Malaria free area

Accommodation: Guest House/Hotel only.
Tour options: Guided Tour


 
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