Kalahari to Kruger: Conservation Tour
From the desert to the bush, this is a trip from Kalahari to Kruger that you won’t easily forget. Experience the magic of the desert from horseback, then head to Kruger for daily game drives through the incredible Kruger National Park.
You’ll start your Kalahari to Kruger conservation tour at the impeccable Tswalu The Motse in the Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve. This incredible, privately-owned game reserve is the largest of its type in the world and offers visitors privacy to enjoy all the park has to offer. From the naturally designed legae – Tswana for dwelling – to the wide-open vistas, Tswalu is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Traverse the red desert sand on horseback, the best way to view the iconic Kalahari creatures, such as the black-maned lion and brown hyena. You can even enjoy a meal at Restaurant Klein JAN, a collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.
Next on your Kalahari to Kruger trip, you’ll head to the Kruger National Park, this time to the Singita Lebombo Lodge on the N’Wanetsi River. Designed to resemble the eagles’ nests built into the cliff-face of the riverbank, Singita Lebombo is an organic, light-filled haven of tranquillity far away from the rush and bustle of the city. Daily game drives, guided walking safaris, swimming and star-gazing are just some of the wonderful things you can experience at Singita Lebombo. You can also take part in a cooking class with the incredible students and teachers at the Singita Community Culinary School, learning to cook a traditional South African dish or something from Liam Tomlin’s delicious tapas menu.
There’s never been a better time to explore the wonders of the wide-open African plains. From the red, desert vistas of the Kalahari to the bush and game of the Kruger, this trip from Kalahari to Kruger is an epic way to explore the real-life magic still around in the vast, African bushveld.