Cape Town to Victoria Falls Accommodated Tour
This tour takes you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 20 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
Cape Town to Victoria Falls 2018 [20% OFF]
Our Signature and most popular tour, the Cape Town to Victoria Falls 20 Day tour, highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights.
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AccommodationLodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents
Begin your tour at the spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town and travel all the way up to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On the way, you will have the opportunity to paddle down the Orange River in Namibia before we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. The slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west. After a brisk climb up Dune 45, you’ll experience one of the most beautiful sunrises of Africa.
We take you to the bustling town of Swakopmund before we will visit a Himba tribe. Next on our list is Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. From Etosha, we travel to Botswana where you can take a Mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta and then watch the sunset on a boat cruise on the Chobe River before finishing your tour in Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline!
Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you pre-book and pre-pay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Cape Town to Cedarberg
Leaving Cape Town this monring, you will make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay, take picturs in the famous winelands region of the Western Cape as well as enjoy a wine tasting at one of the local wine farms.
You will also make a stop at the well-known Spice Route, bordering the town of Paarl. The Spice Route is an estate that brings together a collection of flovours unique to the Cape Culture - including a beer garden, artwork studios, chocolate makers and coffee makers - to name just a few.
No road trip is complete without a stop at a traditional "Padstal", these small farm stalls dot the byways of South Africa and offer a variety of homemade treats and bakes. The Cedarberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of Rooibos bush. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Crederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A dinner at our overnight stop, offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.
Day 2, Cedarberg to Orange River - Namibia
Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the Desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead.
You will continue your journey north and after a short stop for suppliers in Springbok, travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous.
You will cross the borders to Namibia in the afternoon and settle on the banks of the Gariep River.
Day 3, Orange River - Namibia to Fish River Canyon
While the Orange River was named after the Dutch royal House, in recent times it has been reffered to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means "river" in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language.
Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho to Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning, you have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river
Venturing north into the desert, you will visit the Fish River Canyon in the afternoon. You will spend your overnight at the hot springs of Ais-Ais and in the evening, indulge in hot water and swim under the desert skies.
Day 4, Fish River Canyon to Namib Naukluft Park
Every overland journey has some long traveling days and today is one of those as you venture deeper into the Namib Desert.
The destination is the dune flieds that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands will offer you an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia.
From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west in slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Your base for the next two nights will put you at the doorstep to this desert wonderland.
Day 5, Sossusvlei to Namib Naukluft Park
Start the day early and enjoy a brisk climb up Dune 45, this landmark dune offers the perfect vantage point to marvel at the endless sea of red sand.
Having enjoyed an elevated view of this spectacular landscape, continue deeper into the dune fields, where a 4x4 transfer will take you to the pans of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
You final stop for the day is a late afternoon visit to the Sesriem Canyon, where you'll explore evidence of wetter period in the history of this dry land.
Tonight as you empty the red sand from your shoes, you'll reflect on the magic of the desery you've explored.
Day 6, Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund
Today, you'll continue west and make your way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await.
After a final excursion into the desert with a local expert, you'll make your way across the Tropic of Capricorn and continue to the Altantic coast. Make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Flamingo's that feed in the shallows.
On arrival in Swakopmund, you'll have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer.
Day 7, Swakopmund
While for many it is the adrenaline fuelled adventures that will grab their attention, Swakopmund offers all that and more.
Take the opportunity today to explore the town at your leisure, as there are a number of attractions for every taste. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German inspired treats. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land.
Day 8, Swakopmund to khorixas
The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago.
You will enjoy a walk with a local guide and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San's rock art before setting of for an overnight stop for the evening.
Day 9, khorixas to Opuwo
Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.
The income that the tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit a Himba village and interact with the villagers.
Day 10, Opuwo to Etosha National Park
Rise early this morning and head for the Etosha National Park.
Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa.
Today you have a full-day to explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.
Our truck offers an elevated platform and you will spend some time at the many waterholes dotted throughout the park. Evenings in Etosha are best spent wrapped up warm at the floodlit waterholes at the camps. Those who wish to partake in an optional night drive may do so tonight.
Day 11, Etosha National Park
A second day in Etosha will allow another full day to continue your exploration of the park.
No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps your eyes wide open.
You will exit the park in the late afternoon and make your way to our accommodation outside the park.
Day 12, Etosha National Park to Windhoek
Start your early morning short drive and wrap up your visit to the Etosha, taking aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
Today you'll make a brief stop at the craft markets of Okahandja before arriving in Windhoek in the afternoon. You will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks.
Day 13, Windhoek to Ghanzi
Today travel east and make your way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert.
Starkly different to the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometres.
This afternoon there is an option of a guided walk with your San hosts, this is an opportunity to learn more about the San culture and interaction with their Desert environment. The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and tonight you'll enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance and story-telling.
Day 14, Ghanzi to Okavango Delta via (Maun)
The San people has existed in some of the harshest conditions for thousands of years and this morning you will have the opportunity of joining an optional walk with San guides to learn how they embrace the environment to survive.
This afternoon, make your journey to Maun, the getaway to the Okavango Delta. Upon arrival in Maun, your guide will drop you off at Maun airport, where you'll board with a small plane that will transfer you into the Okavango Delta for your two-night excursion.
It is advisable to pack a small daypack or overnight bag which will be needed due to space restriction for your transfer to and from the camp.
Day 15, Okavango Delta
The unique and unusual ecosystem of the Delta sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan into the sands of the Kalahari Basin.
The seasonality of the flood waters lends theDelta its ever changing character. Today is set to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes. Begin with a mokoro ride this morning and after returning to the camp for lunch - enjoy an afternoom boat cruise. While water levels may fluctuate - the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Day 16, Okavango Delta to Maun
Leaving the Delta behind, you'll touch down in Maun this morning after enjoying a flight out of the Okavango Delta and reunite with our truck.
Day 17, Maun to Nata
This journey today will take you across the northern reaches of the Makgadigadi Pans, the road to Nata is lined with majestic examples of the iconic Baobab tree and you'll catcha glimpses of the extensive pans that stretch out to the South.
As portion of your route bisects the Nxai Pan and Makgadigadi National Parks, if you're are lucky you may encounter some of the wildlife that roams this vast protected area.
Day 18, Nata to Kasane
Rise early this morning as you continue north to your camp on the banks of the Chobe River.
This afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. Begin your exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows you an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons. The afternoon ends with a leisurely boat cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Day 19, Kasane to Victoria Falls
With the memories of your wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, you'll cross the border in Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls.
Today visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon.
For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.
Day 20, Victoria Falls
Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure athat most suits your style.
Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your last day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.
Meals included in your tour cost
19 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 15 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
Stunning mountains and rolling vineyards Some of the worlds best wine farms Gorgeous Cape Dutch architecture Wine and cheese feast
Makoros and Polers
Birds eye view
Window seat guaranteed
Jewel of Botswana National Parks
Huge Elephant herds
Lumpy, yawning hippos
Spot the little Bee Eater
Jewel of Botswana National Parks
Huge Elephant herds
Find a tiny Bee Eater
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life
Majestic Victoria Falls
See the true size and splendor
Misty and magical
A must-do highlight!
The mighty 'Smoke that Thunders'
View the Victoria Falls
A birds eye view
Fantastic photo opportunity
No experience necessary
Peaceful and unobtrusive
Well trained horses
Fly like the Eagles
Awesome Victoria Falls
Mighty Zambezi River
Quiet and slow flight
View the 'Smoke that Thunders'
Fantastic photo opportunities
Easy walking trails
This tour goes through: Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Windhoek & 12 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