Kalahari Tours and Travel is a regional specialist (operating for more than 10 years) for the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana and strategically located in the heart of the Northern Cape. They provide guided tours and accommodate any special interests that clients may have.
Owner/guide Dantes Liebenberg was born and bred in the Kalahari and was a sheep farmer until 12 years ago. They started with providing tours and accommodation on the farm and due to the success of this and the wonder of sharing their knowledge and hospitality with their guests, he and his wife Elize decided to sell the farm and focus 100% on tourism. Elize is now running their guesthouse Mazurka Waters B&B in Upington and Dantes operates tours in Upington and surroundings, the Northern Cape Province and Namibia and Botswana. Dantes is a THETA accredited guide for the Northern Cape and a registered 4×4 guide.
The guides of Kalahari Living do not only guide you but will share with you the secrets of another way of life.
Standard tours on offer:
- Day tours in Upington, Augrabies and Witsand Nature Reserve;
- 3 day Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park;
- 5 day Kgalagadi-Augrabies tour;
- 7 day Kalahari-Augrabies-Witsand tour;
- 8 day Kalahari-Namibia tour;
- 5 day Kalahari backpacker Adventure;
- 6 day Kalahari Wilderness tour;
- Bird-watching tours;
- Flower tours;
- Tswalu Kalahari Reserve;
- Namibia tours;
- Botswana tours;
- Cape to Kalahari tour;
- SA Extravaganza tour; and
- Cape to Windhoek tour.
Standard 4×4 tours on offer:
Tour 1: Kalahari 4×4 trail (4 days/3 nights)
Sandy Trail. Rietfontein – Mier – Pulai area. The oldest commercial 4×4 trail in South Africa and still rated as one of the top 10! Part of this trail runs through a very scenic part of the Kalahari with red sand dunes. No malaria is encountered in this or any of the areas except TOUR 9.
Tour 2: Nossob Eco 4×4 trail (6 days/5 nights)
Sandy Trail. South African part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP). The trail runs Kalahari duneveld, parallel with the dry Nossob River from 40km north of Twee Rivieren to 60km north of Nossob Camp.
Tour 3: Gemsbok Wilderness 4×4 trail (6 days/5 nights)
Sandy Trail. Circle Route on the Botswana side north of Nossob Camp. This is a true wilderness experience with absolute privacy and no facilities at all.
Tour 4: Mabuasehube 4×4 trail (7 days/6 nights)
Sandy Trail. Trail runs east from Nossob camp to Mabuasehube on the eastern border of the Botswana part of the KTP and south via Tshabong through the Southern Kalahari back to South Africa.
Tour 5:Mabuasehube – Kaa 4×4 trails (10 days/9 nights)
Sandy Trail. Combination of Mabuasehube and Kaa trails. The Kaa trail is a circle route from Mabuasehube through Hukuntsi, north of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, via the northern entrance gate of the Park at Kaa to Swartpan in the far northwestern corner of the Park and back to Nossob.
Tour 6: Riemvasmaak – Augrabies (4 days/3 nights)
Rocky Trail. Trail runs through barren rocky desert in the Riemvasmaak Mountains and through the northern part of Augrabies Falls National Park, north of the Orange River.
Tour 7: Witsand – Trans Boegoe 4×4 trails (3 days/2 nights)
Sandy Trail. Trails in the Witsand Nature Reserve area and on the northern side of the Boegoebergdam in the Orange River.
Tour 8: Namakwa – Richtersveld – Diamond Coast 4×4 trails (6 days/5 nights)
Rocky and Sandy Trail. Trail passes Augrabies Falls National Park and runs through the northern Bushmanland, following the Orange River to Richtersveld National Park, South African’s only Mountain Desert Park. This part of the trail is the longest commercial 4×4 trail in South Africa. The trail continues through the previously restricted alluvial diamond mining area in Northern Namaqualand.
Tour 9: Botswana 4×4 Safari (18 days/18 nights)
Sandy and sometimes muddy trail. This trail runs from the South African Kalahari into Botswana, covering the following National Parks: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Central Kalahari, Makgadigadi Pans including Nata Sanctuary, Nxai, Moremi in the Okavango Delta, Chobe and the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia. Tour ends in Johannesburg. Malaria area!