Cape to Vic and Mozambique
This tour takes you from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 36 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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This experience covers everything from culture, landscapes, game viewing, adventure and beaches. The 'all in one' awesome Southern Africa trip!
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Cape Town to Cedarberg
This morning we make our way northward out of Cape Town, passing through the beautiful wine lands. We set camp tonight in the shadow of the Cederberg Mountains.
Day 2, Cedarberg to Orange River - South Africa
Today we journey to a region that is renown for its wildflower display in the Spring, Namaqualand. We make a quick pit stop in Springbok for supplies before journeying on to the Orange River. Tonight we camp on its banks.
Day 3, Orange River - South Africa to Fish River Canyon
An optional half day canoe trip on the calm Orange River is available here this morning. After enjoying lunch we border cross into Namibia. Our campsite is Hobas, which is only a short drive away from the Fish River Canyon.
Day 4, Fish River Canyon to Sesriem
We enter the Namib Naukluft Park and the oldest desert in the world today as we drive towards the dune fields of Sesriem and Sossusvlei. The stark but stunning landscape is worthy of some brilliant photos!
Day 5, Sesriem to Sesriem via (Sossusvlei)
An early start as we enter into the park and head for Dune 45. Clamber to the top for a stunning high-point view over the dunes. We continue to Sossusvlei and from here you will have your own free time to explore the vlei or the surrounding area. Stunning photographic opportunities are available in the dunes so bring those cameras!!
Day 6, Sesriem to Swakopmund
A spectacular sunset awakens us this morning. We travel north towards Walvis Bay via some glorious desert passes, and make our way along the coast, before finally arriving in Namibia's prime adventure resort - Swakopmund.
Day 7, Swakopmund
A leisure day today to get the feel of this quaint German town sandwiched between the edge of a massive dune field and the ocean. Take on some adventure activities or relax in a cafe on the beachfront.
Day 8, Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
Today we make our way to the ancient San bushman sacred site of Spitzkoppe. Explore the 1728m high formation and view the rock paintings before bush camping under the African stars.
Day 9, Spitzkoppe to Kamanjab
After a last look at Spitzkoppe we head off to Kamanjab and visit the Himba people living there. The Himba are a pastoral people and we spend some time learning about their way of life in modern times.
Day 10, Kamanjab to Etosha National Park
The jewel of Namibia's wildlife crown awaits - Etosha National Park. After a brief stop to check in we spend some time game driving through a small part of the park on our way to our camp.
Day 11, Etosha National Park
Today we enjoy a full day of game driving, making our way east along the length of the park. After dinner make your way to another floodlit water hole to see what animals arrive at the water to drink, or relax at the campsite.
Day 12, Etosha National Park to Windhoek
We leave the wildlife to head to the capital city of Windhoek. You may wish to explore this city steeped in German atmosphere or choose to enjoy a flagon of ale at one of the local taverns.
Day 13, Windhoek to Ghanzi
We cross into Botswana and enter the Kalahari region. The sand masses of the Kalahari were created by the erosion of soft stone formations. The wind shaped the sand ridges, which are so typical of the landscape of this area. We take a walk with the local Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.
Day 14, Ghanzi to Maun
From Ghanzi we head to Maun which is the gateway to the Okavango Delta.
Day 15, Maun to Okavango Delta
You have the opportunity to take a 3 day / 2 night excursion into the Delta. You travel in local transport and then in mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. These local canoes are a perfect way to navigate this waterway wonder - the biggest inland Delta in the world. Your guides will select a place out in the bush to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness in all its glory.
Day 16, Okavango Delta
Early morning and late afternoon game walks give you time in the middle of the day to relax, chill out and enjoy your surroundings. Why don't you have a go at poling your own mokoro? It is not as easy as it looks!
Day 17, Okavango Delta to Gweta via (Maun)
We are transferred out of the Delta to meet back up with our truck before a short drive takes us to our interesting overnight stop on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
Day 18, Gweta to Kasane
Our drive today takes us through and around the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans before we turn north towards the Chobe National Park. The afternoon can be spent on a scenic boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Day 19, Kasane to Victoria Falls
After a hearty brunch we make our way into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls. Approx 1700 m wide and 100 m high, Victoria Falls is a memorable sight! Take part in one of the many adventure activities or relax by the pool.
Day 20, Victoria Falls
Today you will have a chance to do a few of the optional activities on offer in this adventure paradise. The Falls can be seen from many viewing points in the Victoria Falls Park or from the Zambian side. You will have many photo opportunities. Bungee jumping enthusiasts can take the plunge from the Zambezi Bridge, which connects Zambia and Zimbabwe and the White water rafting is considered world class. Also, flights over the Vic Falls and the islands are available.
Day 21, Victoria Falls to Palapye via (Nata)
We drive south through Botswana towards Palapye and spend the night at a lively campsite close to the South African border.
Day 22, Palapye to Johannesburg
Today we cross the border into South Africa and a long drive brings us to the outskirts of the 'city of gold', Johannesburg and the end of our trip.
Day 23, Johannesburg to Hlane Royal National Park
After leaving bustling Johannesburg and travelling through scenic Mpumalanga, we reach Swaziland and Hlane Royal National Park. The Highveld gives way to Lowveld and to the bush land that wildlife love the most.
Day 24, Hlane Royal National Park
A free day to partake in some of the many optional activities on offer...if you want to.... such as Mountain Biking, Game Drives or a Lion Tour.
Day 25, Hlane Royal National Park to Praia do Tofo
Today we cross into Mozambique and head north through beautiful coastal scenery arriving at our camp in the late afternoon. Feel the heat and humidity turn up a notch but trade that off with the beautiful bush turning into coastal palm trees and white sand. Time to relax on that sand before dinner!
Day 26, Praia do Tofo
Tofo is reputably the best dive spot on the east coast of Africa and Scuba Diving is just one of the many optional activities to keep you busy today. Try fishing, snorkeling, surfing or chilling out on the beach with a cold cocktail.
Day 27, Praia do Tofo to Vilanculos
Continuing along the coast we drive north to Vilanculos and prepare for our excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Day 28, Vilanculos to Bazaruto
We sail on a traditional Dhow to the stunning islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago where we can snorkel, swim and soak up the sun. Tropical waters and gorgeous coral and reef life make for a amazing day!
Day 29, Bazaruto to Vilanculos
After a night sleeping on board we return to Vilanculos and can partake in numerous activities such as horse riding or snorkelling.
Day 30, Vilanculos to Inhambane
Heading south through the beautiful coconut plantations brings us to the old European settlement of Inhambane arriving in the early afternoon.
Day 31, Inhambane
A free day to enjoy some of the optional activities available. Try your hand at Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Fishing, Horse Riding or take a Boat Cruise on the bay. If that sounds like too much work then just relax on the white sand beaches with a good book or your journal.
Day 32, Inhambane to Maputo
Leaving the white sand beaches and laid back vibe of Inhambane we travel further south and discover the hustle and bustle of the capital - Maputo. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic African city.
Day 33, Maputo to Kruger National Park
We depart from the hustle and bustle of Maputo, cross back into South Africa and enter Kruger National Park - home of the Big 5! We spend our time game driving before arriving at our camp. Optional, guided Night and Dawn Game Drives are available.
Day 34, Kruger National Park
Game Drives and animal spotting take up our day with the odd stop for lunch or a swim if the weather allows.
Day 35, Kruger National Park to Timbavati
We leave Kruger and head for one of the most stunning scenic spots in South Africa - the well named 'Panorama Route'. We visit a Cheetah Breeding Centre and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where we can visit some amazing animals up close!
Day 36, Timbavati to Johannesburg
Travelling along the Panorama Route via the awe inspiring Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes, brings us back to Johannesburg and the end of our tour.
Meals included in your tour cost
33 Breakfasts, 33 Lunches, 30 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Gorgeous Bazaruto Archipelago Tropical Mozambique waters White sand beaches Glorious coral reefs and fishlife
Makoros and Polers
Sand dune environment
Interesting, entertaining and educational
Worlds oldest desert
View the 'Smoke that Thunders'
Fantastic photo opportunities
Easy walking trails
There are 33 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
Chobe National Park Game Drive
Chobe Sunset Boat Cruise
Ghanzi Hunter-Gatherer Guided Walk
Ghanzi Trance Dance
Hlane Royal National Park Birding Walk
Hlane Royal National Park Lion Tour
Hlane Royal National Park Umphakatsi Experience
Inhambane Scuba Diving
Jet Boating on the Zambezi
Kruger National Park Game Drive
Kruger National Park Game Walk
Kruger National Park Night Drive
Okavango Delta Scenic Flight
Orange River Canoeing
Sossusvlei Scenic Flight
Swakopmund Sky Diving
Swakopmund Township Tour
Timbavati Local Village Tour
Victoria Falls Adrenaline Day
Victoria Falls Bungee Jump
Victoria Falls Elephant Ride
Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight
Victoria Falls Horse Rides
Victoria Falls Microlight Flight
Victoria Falls Rhino Walk
Victoria Falls Scenic Flight
Walk with the Lions - Victoria Falls
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
Zambezi Gorge Swing
Zimbabwe Walking Safaris
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This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek & 21 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mat included
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay