From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africas largest canyon, and experience incredible game drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, farm stays, and guesthouses for a cultural experience youll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife this is truly an African experience!
Duration: 12 Days
Activities: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Cape Town, South Africa
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Light
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 126684
End City: Windhoek, Namibia
|Duration: 12 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife||Physical rating: Light|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126684|
|Starts: Cape Town, South Africa||Finishes: Windhoek, Namibia|
There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.
The hotel is in a neighbourhood called Gardens and is walking distance to some popular streets with cafés and shopping. There is free wi-fi in the lobby.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September).
At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa.
Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage.
Accommodation here is at a small guesthouse with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, laundry, and internet access available.
Travelling from Cape Town to Lambert's Bay, stop along the way at a wine farm for the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting.
Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa.
In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening.
After getting settled near the banks of the Gariep River, enjoy the late afternoon with swimming, relaxing, or canoeing.
Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar, a pool, and internet access.
Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia)
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms, a pool, and a bar area.
Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 300km)
Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert.
Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert.
Accommodation here is a campsite. Spend the night in pitched dome tents with shared ablution (bathrooms).
At the campgrounds there are sites with their own shared ablution block including toilets, sinks, hot and cold showers, barbecues, kitchen facilities, and electricity. There's a shaded veranda and swimming pool to relax in. There is also an internet café adjacent to the campgrounds.
All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. Assembly and disassembly of the tents takes only 5 minutes (your CEO will show you how to erect your tent). All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available (approximately 4cm/1.6 in thick) and are warm and comfortable. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask our travellers to help with the preparation and washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun!
Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.
Sossusvlei Dunes Visit
Sesriem Canyon Visit
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.
En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor.
Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as dune boarding or a dolphin cruise.
Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.
Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms. It's in walking distance to shops, restaurants, beaches, and dunes. The lodge offers laundry services, wifi, and a restaurant/bar.
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer.
Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance.
Visit Etosha National Park on a game drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes.
After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground.
Opt to head out for more game drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.
Accommodation here is camping in Etosha National Park. It will be similar to the camping on Days 5 and 6, though no meals will be provided. The campground offers a restaurant and shop, which are great places to grab a meal. The CEO will provide options for campfires and barbecues (braais) under the stars with the whole group, splitting the cost of food between everyone. This campsite also offers a swimming pool to relax in after your days exploring the area.
Etosha National Park Game Drive
Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
Enjoy another game drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the famous wildlife.
Etosha National Park Game Drive
Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.
Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant.
Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)
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Trip Name: Cape and Namibia Adventure
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 2049
Trip Code: 126684
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