Welcome to Kalahari

The parched alter ego of the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari is a primeval landscape, recalling in stone, thorns and brush the earliest memories of the human experience. This impression of a land where time began finds voice in the hot winds and the snap of thorn bush under a San tracker’s feet in the Kalahari. It is the timeless roar of a Kalahari lion resonating across the still desert air. It is a valley that cuts... Read More

Top experiences in Kalahari

Kalahari activities

$258.44 Outdoor Activities

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Private Day Tour from Johannesburg

Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing. The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy brunch before departing on a 2.5 hour open vehicle game drive with a qualified ranger. Afterward, meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day.

$194.80 Outdoor Activities

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Full-Day Tour from Johannesburg

Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing. The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy brunch before departing on a 2.5 hour open vehicle game drive with a qualified ranger. Afterward, meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day.

$175 Outdoor Activities

Night Game Drive and Bush Dinner from Victoria Falls

Game viewing at night by spotlight offers a whole new experience in Victoria Falls that most tourists don’t get to see. Your journey begins with being picked up from your hotel around 4pm. You’ll be taken to a private reserve located approximately 7mi (12km) from the center of town, where you will enjoy an late afternoon game drive until sunset. Meander in an open, well-kitted 4X4 vehicle through a changing landscape of scenic basalt plains, to the Kalahari sands, and teak forests of the Nakavango Private Game Reserve. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts about the African bush, along with their experiences of living here. At sunset, you will stopover at a splendid vantage point to enjoy some drinks and snacks, stretch your legs and chat about the afternoon’s adventures with fellow travelers. At dusk, the spotlight comes out to give you the opportunity of seeing what happens at night in the African bush. Guides are trained to use the spotlight in a responsible manner, with the goal of minimizing disturbance to game during the safari. The guided safari will take you through the natural African bush where you might spot species such as lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, leopards, jackals, hyenas, civets, servals, genets, night apes, honey badgers and more. This is the time to observe active predators and their constantly alert prey. If you are very lucky you might spot a lion on the prowl under the cover of darkness. This adventure will heighten your senses, and have your pulse racing. You will feel as if you have truly left the familiar behind. After approximately 1.5 hours, depending on the time of year, your guide will bring you back to a traditional open-air enclosure for a lovely dinner under the stars. The 3-course BBQ meal is complemented by wine, cold beer and light refreshments. Relish the atmosphere as you listen to wildlife calls and see the animals come to drink at the waterhole nearby. It’s one of the finest experiences, sitting outside under the star-studded African night sky, relaxing around an open fire, a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and good company. Stay as long as you like enjoying the campfire, drinks and conversation. Your driver will drop you back to your hotel once the group is ready around 10pm.

$194.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg

Meet a driver at your hotel for an early morning departure to Pilanesberg National Park, with pickup from downtown hotels at 6am, and 6:30am pickup at Sandton hotels. Upon arrival at the 212 square mile (549 sq. km.) park, you'll see fertile terrain that was once part of a volcanic crater, still surrounded by majestic hills. Pause for a light brunch at roughly 9:30am, then begin a 2.5-hour open-vehicle game drive led by a park ranger, with places to stop and stretch your legs along the way.  The park is found in the transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found, as well as a centrally-located watering hole that's ideal for game viewing. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the "Big Five," plus game including giraffe, hippo, zebra, and crocodile, and an extreme diversity of birdlife, with more than 300 species recorded. Following the game drive, meet up with your touring vehicle and spend the rest of the day exploring the park. The day in Pilanesberg National Park concludes with return transfer to Johannesburg, and 5pm drop-off at your hotel. 

$233.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Victoria Falls, Botswana and Namibia Tour from Victoria Falls

This safari is a combination of the highlights of the Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, the Makgadigadi pans and the Kalahari, with the start in the bucket list Victoria Falls!

$62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Learn to Braai on a Stellenbosch Farm: Visit a Local Home for a Cooking Lesson and Meal

Jaatje and her husband, Willem, are easy-going hosts who love sharing stories from their culture as well as South African staples from their kitchen. Jaatje (pronounced Yaatya) grew up on a farm in the Kalahari desert and moved to the Winelands where she has lived for several years now. Jaatje is a color consultant by day who changes spaces such as offices and homes with color to improve people's well-being. She and her husband love hosting guests in their Stellenbosch home and often cook with their co-host, Hanneke. Hanneke is an assistant winemaker at a local winery and has a unique perspective on pairing food and wine. Learn to cook Jaatje's creative salads as well as how to barbecue meats and breads on the fire. You can expect to learn to make 2-3 dishes during your 1-2 hour cooking lesson. Once the cooking is complete you'll sit down and enjoy the meal along with local wines. Your hosts will prepare additional dishes in advance.  Your meal will include dishes such as grilled springbok meat from Jaatje's family farm in the Kalahari, lamb chops, boerewors (sausage), steak and seasonal grilled vegetables, such as charred, baked and seeded eggplant mixed with cumin and yoghurt. In addition, Jaatje loves serving raw vegetable salads with a blend of herbs and spices such as a carrot or beet salad dressed with her friend's homemade botanical vinegar that is made on the farm. Please note: this is not a professional cooking class, rather an experience to visit an authentic, local home and meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together. There are two large but very friendly dogs on the farm property that roam outdoors. If you prefer that the dogs stay outdoors, let Jaatje know so the dogs can be kept out of the house.