12 Day Adventure Through South Africa's National Parks

12 Day Road Trip Itinerary Through South Africa's National Parks

12 Day Adventure Through South Africa's National Parks

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa

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12 days

2770 km

  • Experience the majestic Augrabies Falls.
  • Participate in a scenic ParkRun in Upington.
  • Explore the vast landscapes of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  • Spot wildlife, including cheetahs, in Kgalagadi Park.
  • Step back in time at the historic Kimberly Big Hole.
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Author Bio

Jenny SmithSouth Africa FlagSouth Africa

I have a passion for travel and an adventurous spirit. I am environmental and culturally aware. I want to be a positive influence and I am willing to share my experiences.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI SUV

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI SUV

4 Seats | 5 Doors | 3 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Depart from Johannesburg early in the morning. Drive to Upington, taking in the scenic views along the way. Arrive at Gemutlich B&B Guesthouse and stay for 1 night. 789 Gemutlich B&B Guesthouse
Day 2-3 Drive to Augrabies Falls National Park. Spend the day exploring the park, including the magnificent Augrabies Falls. Camp 2 nights under the stars in Augrabies Falls National Park Campsite. 120 Augrabies Falls National Park Campsite
Day 4-5 Drive back to Upington from Augrabies. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Upington, perhaps exploring the local area. Stay 2 nights at Gemutlich B&B Guesthouse. 120 Gemutlich B&B Guesthouse
Day 6-7 Drive from Upington to Nossob in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Check into your campsite and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Next day, explore the Kgalagadi Park to spot wildlife and see the beautiful landscapes of the park. Stay 2 night at Nossob Rest Camp. 399 Nossob Rest Camp
Day 8-10 Drive from Nossob to Twee Rivieren in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Check into your campsite and spend your days relaxing and exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, enjoying the wildlife and the unreal landscapes of the park. Stay 3 nights at Twee Rivieren Rest Camp. 148 Twee Rivieren Rest Camp
Day 11 Drive from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to Kimberley. Visit The Big Hole, Kimberley and the Kimberley Mine Museum. Camp 1 night at Riverside Country Club Modderrivier. 687 Riverside Country Club Modderrivier
Day 12 Pack up your campsite and drive back to Johannesburg. 507 Johannesburg

Photo Gallery

Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Common Genet in Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Jenny & Gavin Smith at Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Lion, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Pale chanting goshawk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
The Big Hole, Kimberly | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
View of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Ford Ranger 2x4, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Common Genet in Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Jenny & Gavin Smith at Augrabies Falls | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Lion, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Pale chanting goshawk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
The Big Hole, Kimberly | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
View of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith
Ford Ranger 2x4, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park | Photo Credits - Jenny Smith

All images copyright Jenny Smith (unless indicated otherwise).