Karoo Shy Five and Birding Safari

Meet the Karoo shy five - Aardwolf, Aardvark, Black-Footed Cat, Porcupine and Bat-eared Fox.

Itinerary

Day 1

15h00:  Arrival, welcome and settle in your rooms.

17h00: Sunset drive in our game vehicle to see the hippos and buffalo and enjoy the first course of our three-course dinner.

19h30:  Return to New Holme lodge for dinner.

20h30: Shy Five night drive to meet some or all of the Shy Five night mammal species – Aardwolf, Aardvark, Black-Footed Cat, Porcupine and Bat-eared Fox. 

Day 2

06h00: Enjoy coffee, rusks and a morning birding drive, with snacks in the veld.

10h00: Return for breakfast at the lodge.

16h30: Experience our birding and game drive, followed by a veld braai. (a BBQ in the bush) We return to the lodge after dark, using a spotlight on a night drive, and end the evening with a delicious Karoo farm pudding at the lodge.

Day 3

06h00: Enjoy coffee and rusks before we set off on a 10 km drive followed by a 1 km walk to the Khoi etching. Snacks are included.

10h00: Return for breakfast at the lodge.

16h30:  A game and birding drive is followed by sundowners and the first course of our evening meal on a hilltop.

19h30:  Return to the lodge for dinner.

20h30:  Enjoy a two and a half hour drive over 20km searching for the Shy Five.

Day 4

07h30:  Breakfast and departure.

Rates

The cost to the general public is R3250 pp all inclusive.  We offer agents a 20% commission. 

This package caters for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 people per group. If an individual puts a group together, he/she is given free accommodation.