Khutse Game Reserve

This adventure takes place only 8 hrs from Johannesburg and allows those with time constraints to experience the thrill of a camping safari. Khutse Game Reserve lies on the southern border of the great Central Kalahari in central Botswana. It consists of large dry river valleys and a series of salt pans. The dry savannah and salt pans attract large quantities of wildlife throughout the year especially at the end of the rainy season. Lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena and wild dog can all be found in this remote part of Botswana, whilst gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest, eland, giraffe and zebra are the dominant herbivores. Bird life is plentiful and close to 200 species have been recorded.

Day 1: Arrive in South Africa and prepare for your adventure by relaxing for a night in one of Johannesburg’s top hotels. The evening will be spent at your leisure and includes an early dinner with Dave to discuss your itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

Days 2: We will be leaving early morning for the Botswana border. After border formalities you can start enjoying the vast openness and beauty that Africa has to offer. We shall travel via Gaborone the capital of Botswana, and then head off NWW towards Molepolole / Lethakeng. This is where the tar road will end and our adventure begins. The route will then take us to the eastern gate of Khutse Game Reserve and we will spend our first night at the Molose waterhole in the middle of Khutse, which is frequently visited by lions.

Day 3/4: Explore the various sections of the reserve, and cross over many of the pans, while continuously being on a game drive. Predators are often sighted including cheetah, wild dog and lion. The length of this trip can be customised to suit your needs and appended to any of the other adventures.