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Overview

Experience the popular & exciting Cape Town to Victoria Falls route - Overlanding in style! We traverse the Kalahari and Namib deserts which offer an abundance of scenic, wildlife and cultural attractions. Explore the sights of Cape Town, enjoy spectacular wildlife sightings in the Okavango Delta, view the mighty Augrabies falls and Fish river canyon, see the wild animals of the Kgalagaladi and Etosha National Parks, summit the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib desert and relax along the Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Tour Concept


21 nights 3-4 star lodges with private en-suite facilities


All breakfasts & 14 dinners included.
1 lunch included.


Tour is conducted in a Kiboko Adventures overland vehicle


Group Size is from four to sixteen travellers.

This tour is a lodge tour using three to four star lodges, all with private en-suite facilities. One staff member takes care of the driving and guiding and hosting the clients while on tour. All breakfasts and dinners are enjoyed in the lodges.

Some of the Highlights Include

  • Cape Town
  • Augrabies Falls
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib desert
  • Optional avtivities in Swakopmund
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kavango and Kwando rivers
  • Okavango Delta
  • Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe river
  • Victoria falls

Gallery

Whether you’re waking up to sunrise over the stark Namib Desert, bird watching in the Okavango Delta, or looking out over the city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, the moments captured on our safaris are unforgettable. Take a look at our gallery for a glimpse of what your Kiboko adventure could have in store.

Itinerary

The tour starts on day 1 with a pre departure meeting at 18h00 in the lobby of the hotel. Set against the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers scenic, historic and cultural attractions. Day 2 depart from City Lodge at 08h00, for a full day peninsula tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we visit the Table Mountain National Park – Cape Point, returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our well-situated Waterfront hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). Dinner can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense. Overnight Breakwater Lodge (or similar accommodation).
(Accommodated – B. Dinners own account)

Departing Cape Town we pass through the picturesque Namaqualand region with spectacular views from the Van Ryns Pass. We arrive in the historic town of Calvinia, nestled on the foot of the Hantam Mountain range. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region. Overnight Hantam Huis (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

Leaving the Little Karoo we head north to the Augrabies Falls National Park. We pass through a lush oasis area with an abundance of wine farms. Here the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below. The local name for these majestic falls is ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’. We spend the afternoon enjoying the falls from its many viewpoints. Overnight Vergelegen Guest House (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

We head north into the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering over 3.6 million hectares this is one of the largest reserves in Africa. Due to sparse vegetation in the area excellent predator sightings are common including that of the famous black mane Lion. We enjoy morning and afternoon game drives inside the park. Overnight Kgalagadi Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Leaving the Kalahari region we head west and enter Namibia arriving at our lodge situated in a scenically beautiful area. Afternoon or early next morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest and most awe inspiring canyons in the world. Overnight Canyon Village (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Our journey takes us north through ever changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We undertake a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we enjoy a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon. Overnight Desert Quiver Camp (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Hot Air Balloon +-R6950

We reach the coast at Walvis Bay and enjoy lunch while viewing the many flamingos feeding. We arrive in Swakopmund and spend the afternoon and following day exploring this German colonial town or booking one of the numerous optional excursions (own expense). Activities available include dolphin cruises or scenic flights over the vast Namib Desert. Overnight The Delight (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B. Dinners own account

Optional Activities

Township Tour +-R550
Dolphin cruise +-R900
Many more activities available

We drive inland through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. Our lodge is located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spend the afternoon taking in the incredible setting or simply relaxing by the pool. Overnight Ugab Terrace Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Today we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance. The park’s main characteristic is a salt pan so large it can be seen from space. Yet there is abundant wildlife that congregates around the waterholes. Overnight Etosha Village (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

This Park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. The day is spent on game drive through the Park from the Western to the Eastern side of the Park. Overnight Mokuti Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

We depart Etosha and enter the Caprivi Strip where we spend the night set amongst the lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola. An optional afternoon boat cruise on the river is available (own account). Overnight Hakusembe River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Sunset boat cruise +-R294

Continuing into the Caprivi we cross into Botswana and travel by road to our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The following day we travel by boat 30 minutes into the delta. We do mokoro & boat excursions in the back channels of the Nxamasire area of the delta. Game walks are also done on the smaller islands in the area subject to the water levels of the delta.

Overnight Swampstop chalets. (Accommodated – B, L, D)

Optional Activities

Scenic helicopter flights:
30 mins - USD 200pp
45 mins - USD 270pp

Departing the Delta by boat we return to our vehicle and we cross back into Namibia. We continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip and arrive at our lodge overlooking the flood plains of the Kwando River. Overnight Namushasha River Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Bwabwata National Park Game Drive +-R616

Crossing into Botswana via the Chobe National Park we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. We relax on a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Optional morning Game Drive (own account). Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar accommodation). (Accommodated – B & D)

Optional Activities

Game drive in Chobe National park +-BWP325

We travel across the Zimbabwean border to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa. The afternoon and following morning is spent at leisure to browse the local markets, to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including white water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting/ airplane or helicopter flights over the Falls, and to visit the Falls (own expense). Overnight Cresta Sprayview hotel (or similar accommodation).
(Accommodated – B. Dinner own account)

Optional Activities

Sunset Cruise +-USD45pp + park fees
Ra-ikane luxury Sunset Cruise USD85pp + park fees
12-13 min helicopter flight +-USD150 pp + park fee

Tour ends after breakfast. (Accommodated – B)

TKN - TransKalahari Adventure 2020 - Northbound TKS - TransKalahari Adventure 2020 - Southbound

When to Visit

January - March

QUIET

WET

This is the rainy season for Namibia & Botswana. Hot & humid with some days bright and sunny and others grey & wet with cooling afternoon thunderstorms.

April - June

BUSY

DRY

Rainy season is over! Colorful and lush with clear blue skies. Moderate day temperatures with game starting to concentrate around permanent water as pans start to dry out.

July - September

BUSY

DRY

No rain with crisp, clear days around 25 degrees and night temperatures 0-10 degrees. Game viewing excellent and migratory birds start arriving in August. Best time for safari!

October

BUSY

DRY

The driest month of the year with daily temperatures 30+ degrees. Excellent time for big game safaris.

November - December

QUIET

WET

Hot days with the start of the afternoon African thuderstorms. This is Calving season and good game viewing with many migrant birds present.

Availability

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TOUR CODE
START
END
SEATS AVAILABLE
TOUR STATUS
ENQUIRE
TK12N - 2019
Cape Town
December 14, 2019
Victoria Falls
January 4, 2020
9
TK1N - 2020
Cape Town
January 11, 2020
Victoria Falls
February 1, 2020
11
TK3N - 2020
Cape Town
March 14, 2020
Victoria Falls
April 4, 2020
14
TK4S - 2020
Victoria Falls
April 4, 2020
Cape Town
April 25, 2020
12
TK5N - 2020
Cape Town
May 2, 2020
Victoria Falls
May 23, 2020
1
TK6S - 2020
Victoria Falls
May 23, 2020
Cape Town
June 13, 2020
16
TK7N - 2020
Cape Town
July 4, 2020
Victoria Falls
July 25, 2020
11
TK8S - 2020
Victoria Falls
August 1, 2020
Cape Town
August 22, 2020
16
TK9N - 2020
Cape Town
August 29, 2020
Victoria Falls
September 19, 2020
9
TK9S - 2020
Victoria Falls
September 19, 2020
Cape Town
October 10, 2020
16
TK10N - 2020
Cape Town
October 3, 2020
Victoria Falls
October 24, 2020
14
TK10S - 2020
Victoria Falls
October 24, 2020
Cape Town
November 14, 2020
16
TK11N - 2020
Cape Town
November 7, 2020
Victoria Falls
November 28, 2020
16
TK12S - 2020
Victoria Falls
December 5, 2020
Cape Town
December 26, 2020
16

TOUR MAP

Our interactive map details the entire TransKalahari Adventure itinerary, so you can map out your route step for step. Learn more about the places you’ll be staying, the distances you’ll be travelling, and the incredible attractions you’ll be visiting along the way.

QUICK ENQUIRY

We all enjoyed our three and a bit weeks in Africa. Our children (14 and 11)…
Rowena, - July 5, 2019
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