Our Activities and Tours
Explore the Kalahari at Kalahari Trails. One step closer to nature….
All guests can walk freely through the Nature Reserve. We provide a map with clearly marked roads and landmarks for orientation. Before leaving, guests are asked to inform the management as to the direction in which they are going and approximate time of return. We strongly advise visitors to take good sun blocker, hat and at least one litre of water with them. Children under 12 years pay half price for the tours.
On these tours (2-3 hours) you are accompanied by a qualified field guide and our family of meerkats. You will learn about the geology of the area as well as the animals and plants of the Kalahari dunes. The tour begins approximately 1 hour after sunrise. This is an experience not to be missed – an introduction to the dune life from the insects to the large mammals, including the tracks of many that are rarely seen because they are not active during the daytime. The guide will interpret the tracks of those that have been active during the night. This popular tour will open the visitor`s eyes to the amazing variety of creatures that call the seemingly “barren” dunes their home.
Recommended: Sun blocker, hat, water, camera
Cost: R 150 per person (minimum 2 persons).
Join us on an exciting and interesting guided night walk through the dunes, looking for scorpions, capturing them under UV torch lights (UV torches are provided) and with tweezers. Scorpions are captured by our qualified guide. The tour ends at the main house living room, were our guide provides an informative and interesting talk about the Kalahari scorpions over some hot chocolate. The scorpions are later released back into the dunes after the talk.
From October to May only.
Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Recommended: Torch (can be provided), 1 litre of water and during the cooler months, a sweater.
Cost: R 100 per person (minimum 2 persons).
DAYTIME DUNE GAME DRIVE WITH TRACKING WALKS
Come game spotting over our adventurous dune roads with a zoologist and try to spot as many of the bird and mammal species present on the Reserve as you can! Learn about the lives of the different species that you see. Track the game on foot across the dunes at any point along the route or stop anywhere to take a closer look at things of interest. This is the way to really get to know the Kalahari Duineveldt. The tour lasts 2-3 hours, depending on how many stops are made.
Recommended: Sun blocker, hat, at least 1 litre of water, binoculars, camera.
Cost: R 200 per person (minimum 2 persons).
SPOTLIGTHED NIGHT DRIVES
This tour begins shortly after sundown and visitors are driven through the Reserve to see the rarely sighted nocturnal animals and are provided with hand-held spotlights to look at them clearly. It lasts approximately 2 hours. A windbreaker or jacket should be taken along as well as good binoculars.
From 1 October 1st to May only.
Recommended: Warm clothing, binoculars, 1 litre water.
Cost: R 250 per person (minimum 2 persons).
Watch the sunset from a remote dune after a game drive followed by a night drive.
Visitors leave the guesthouse about 1.5 hours before sunset and guests can choose their drinks beforehand, which will be packed in a cool box for the drive. After a game drive through the Reserve, we stop on a high dune where, while enjoying their drinks, guests can watch the glorious sunset. The silence is only broken by the calls of the barking geckos and the evening songs of the dune birds. Once darkness has fallen, the tour continues with a spotlighted night drive home to see the nocturnal animals. This trip is “Kalahari Pure” and should not be missed! The entire tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
From 1 September to 1 May only.
Recommended: Warm clothing, binoculars, camera.
Cost: R 250 per person (minimum 2 persons) Drinks not included.
R50 surcharge for non-residents at Kalahari Trails, discount for groups of six or more, children under six free.