Cape Town to Johannesburg
This tour takes you from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 25 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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Journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg on this adventure covering highlights in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. You will find a great combination of culture, majestic landscapes and breath taking game viewing!
This trip will be reduced to 26 days as of 01 January 2014
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
We have a full day of game driving, making our way from east to west, across 150kms of the park. We relax this evening listening to the sounds of Africa. Floodlit waterholes allow us to get as close to the action as possible, and still be behind the fence!
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 Okavango Delta via (Maun)
This morning we rise early, heading towards Maun and the Okavango Delta. On arrival in Maun this afternoon, we transfer by 4x4 to our waterside camp where we spend the next 2 nights in these tranquil surrounds.
Day 15, 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 to Maun
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way to the outback town of Maun where we will spend the night. This afternoon you mayhave the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (weather permitting)
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 Hwange National Park
This morning we leave Victoria Falls behind us as we make the journey south to Hwange National Park. After lunch
we spend the afternoon exploring Hwange National Park in open game-viewing vehicles.
Day 22, Hwange National Park to Matopos National Park
After breakfast we continue south towards Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Matopos National Park with a local guide.
Day 23, Matopos National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Our journey today takes us to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided walking tour of this historic site.
Day 24, Great Zimbabwe Ruins to
Leaving the sites of Zimbabwe behind we cross the Limpopo River and enter South Africa this afternoon. Our overnight stop allows us an opportunity to end the day with a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise
Day 25, Johannesburg
This morning we take the highway south to Johannesburg, we arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon
Meals included in your tour cost
24 Breakfasts, 22 Lunches, 19 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek & 14 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
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