6 Day Guided Self Drive 4x4 Tour
Accommodation is camping,
Dinner and Breakfast included
R 5 950 per person
4x4 with good ground clearance
Available Tour Dates:
11th to 16th May 2016
This new 4x4 adventure is a must for any 4x4 and outdoor enthuisiast. Our journey takes us through the South Eastern part of Botswana to the Khutse Game Reserve which is nestled and adjacent to the South of the formidable Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The trip is designed to give the adventurer the opportunity to experience the splendour of the Kalahari and its game whilst not embarking on a long and too distant safari.
No previous 4x4 experience is required and you will be in radio contact with your tour leader at all times. At SA Adventure, the client comes first so your saftey and enjoyment of your tour is our number one priority!
Our adventure starts in South Africa where we travel in convoy from our meeting point heading East towards the Botswana border via Zeerest where will stop for a quick takeaway breakfast.
On entry through the Ramotswa border post we will proceed to Gaborone where we will have a last chance to stock up on essentials, refuel and have a lunch break.
Then we are on to Khutse via Letlhakeng, the last fuel stop before the park. On arrival at the South Gate, some 620 km later we proceed to the nearby Khutse Pan Campsite where we setup our tents and spend our first leisurely evening around the campfire under the African sky.
All campsites are unfenced allowing animals entry into the campgrounds so be alert.
At leisure you can explore the surrounding areas in your own vehicle.
The area is undulating grass savanna and pans overgrown with grass. Many herbivores thrive on this grass which in turn attracts predators, so there is a good chance of spotting a big cat! The wilderness atmosphere has been carefully preserved, offering a sense of timelessness and isolation.
Once again, that night we share our experiences around the campfire and enjoy dinner together.
After breaking camp, once more in convoy we depart Khutse Pan and head South to the more isolated area of the Moreswa Pan campsite. This journey is indeed a game drive and we will be crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, a great photo opportunity! The roads vary between firm twinspoor tracks to patches of soft sand to heighten the off-road driving experience.
The route is roughly 63 kilometers and may take anything between 3 and 5 hours depending on game sightings. We setup camp early to allow us to experience a beautiful African sunset drive around the pan before heading back to our campfire for dinner.
Another day at leisure to explore the Southern part of the park with the rustic Moreswa campsite as our base. There are permanent water holes situated around the Moreswa and Molose pans which attract large herds of game, and exploring the tracks surrounding the pans is worthwhile as there is a distinct possibility of sightings such as lion, African wild dog and even the elusive brown hyena.
Animals commonly sighted include springbok, gemsbok, giraffe, wildebeest, hartebeest, kudu, black-backed jackal, steenbok and duiker.
There is a wide range of birdlife from ostrich, bateleur eagles, kori bustard to smaller birds. Enough birdlife to keep the avid birder busy.
Tonight we have another opportunity to savour the sunset over the pan and our evening around the campfire under the star filled Kalahari sky.
An early rise is called for as we break camp and begin our return journey. The road to the gate takes us past some pans where sightings of game can be expected. On this route we will experience our last look at the splendour that Khutse’s terrain and wildlife has to offer.
From here a good gravel road of some 100 km leads us to Letlhakeng where we will stop to refuel and reinflate our tyres.
The next leg of todays journey bypasses Gaberone, takes us through the border and ends at Zeerust where we will spend our last evening in the comfort of a lodge.
At dinner we will have the opportunity of reflecting on the adventure of the past week, sharing our experiences and highlights with our fellow campers.
Unfortunately our adventure must come to an end here but we take with us a lifetime of memories, photos and new friends we made along the way. Depart at leisure and have a safe trip home, which to Johannesburg is some 240 kilometers.