Cape Town and Desert
This tour takes you from Cape Town to Windhoek in 14 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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TypeSmall Group Tours, Camping Tours,
A fabulous small-group trip starting in glorious Cape Town and heading north up the West Coast into the heart of Namibia. Check out the wildlife in Etosha National Park, be awed at the miles of desert plains and visit with the ancient San people - stunning!
Got more time? Extend this trip all the way to Livingstone and Victoria Falls! Ask us how!
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Cape Town
After breakfast we head south to Cape Point. A scenic and awesome drive along winding coastal roads to the tip of Africa awaits. After a visit to the stunning Cape Point Peninsular, Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony we head back to our base in Cape Town.
Day 2, 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 3, Cedarberg to Orange River - Namibia
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. We cross the border into Namibia and tonight we sleep on the Orange Rivers edge.
Day 4, Orange River - Namibia to Fish River Canyon
An optional canoe trip on the calm Orange River is available here before we travel further into Namibia. Our campsite is Hobas, which is only a short drive away from the Fish River Canyon.
Day 5, 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 6, 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 7, 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 8, 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 9, 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 10, Spitzkoppe to Brandberg
Our next stop is the Brandberg where we camp next to the dry Ugab River bed, home to the rare desert elephants. We explore the mountains on foot with our local guides, who lead us through this region adorned with rock art.
Day 11, Brandberg to Etosha National Park
Leaving the Brandberg behind we travel to Etosha National Park - the jewel of Namibia. Keep an eye out for all kinds of wildlife and predators as we crisscross the park on our game drives.
Day 12, 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 13, 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 14, Windhoek
After a lovely breakfast our tour draws to a end.
Meals included in your tour cost
11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Cape of Good Hope
Sand dune environment
Interesting, entertaining and educational
Worlds oldest desert
There are 8 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
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This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek & 5 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