21 Day Kgalagadi Namibia Botswana Self Drive Road Trip Itinerary

Embark on the Ultimate Self-Drive Adventure through Kgalagadi, Namibia, and Botswana

21 Day Kgalagadi Namibia Botswana Self Drive Road Trip Itinerary

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Namibia, Botswana, South Africa

4x4

21 days

5631 km

  • See different water-loving species as well as bird life around the Hardap Dam
  • Experience the mountainous landscape of Spitzkoppe
  • Make a stop in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia
  • Drive along the Skeleton Coast
  • Experience one of the largest salt flats in the world at Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Take some time to fish on the Cubango River
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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 1 Medium Bags | 1 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 (2 People)

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 (2 People)

5 Seats | 4 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Johannesburg to Witsand in the Northern Cape. See and climb the famous sand dunes. Stay one night at Witsand Kalahari Campsite. 701 Witsand Kalahari Campsite
Day 2-4 Drive from Witsand to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. See all sorts of wildlife at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Stay three nights at Mata-Mata Rest Camp. 407 Mata-Mata Rest Camp
Day 5-6 Drive from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to Hardap Dam. See different water-loving species as well as bird life around the dam. Try your hand at fishing on the dam. Stay two nights at the NWR Hardap Resort. 323 NWR Hardap Resort
Day 7-8 Drive from Hardap Dam to Spitzkoppe. Make a stop in Windhoek to explore and stock up on supplies. Experience the mountainous landscape of Spitzkoppe. Stay two nights at Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp. 543 Spitzkoppe Community Rest camp
Day 9-10 Drive from Spitzkoppe to Skeleton Coast National Park. Make a stop in Hentiesbaai from Spitzkoppe, this will allow you to drive along the Skeleton Coast line. Abandoned mines and shipwrecks litter this landscape. Visit the seals at Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Stay two nights at Torra Bay Resort. 346 Torra Bay Resort
Day 11 Drive from Skeleton Coast National Park to Kamanjab. Stay one night at Hoada Campsite. 255 Hoada Campsite
Day 12 Drive from Kamanjab to Kunene River. Take in the breathtaking Kunene River on the border between Namibia and Angola. Stay one night at Omunjandi Rest camp. 320 Omunjandi Rest camp
Day 13-15 Drive from the Kunene River to Bwabwata National Park. See wildlife in the almost tropical landscape of north-eastern Namibia. Take some time to fish on the Cubango River. Stay three nights at Shametu River Lodge & Campsite. 911 Shametu River Lodge & Campsite
Day 16-17 Drive from Bwabwata National Park to Moremi Game Reserve. Moremi Game Reserve is teeming with wildlife all along the roads for you to spot. Stay two nights at South Gate Campsite. 520 South Gate Campsite
Day 18-19 Drive from Moremi Game Reserve to Makgadigkadi Salt Pans. Experience one of the largest salt flats in the world at Makgadigkadi Salt Pans. Stay two nights at Makgadikgadi Adventure Camp. 448 Makgadikgadi Adventure Camp
Day 20 Drive from Makgadigkadi Salt Pans to Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Go out and see rhinos and many other animal species all over the park. Stay one night at Khama Rhino Rest Camp. 247 Khama Rhino Rest camp
Day 21 Drive from Khama Rhino Sanctuary back to Johannesburg, where your journey ends. 611 Johannesburg

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4X4 Side Window - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Mata Mata - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Moremi Game Reserve - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Skeleton Coast - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Spitzkoppe 1 - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
Witsand Sand Dunes - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Photo Credits - Travel Gigolo
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