Overlanding Africa.com offers budget safaris, Africa overland tours, camping & backpacking advice for Africa.

Check out our Chilly Bin Surfer Chronicles on our blog.

Contact us
SA: +27 (0)21 422 4644
UK: 0871 28 44 99 1

By Email
On Facebook

You have

Find things you like, add them to your backpack & they'll appear here.

Get the free Overlanding Newsletter!


Southern Africa Explored
Previous Next
Tour Route Map View the full route map Click here to see the detailed map for

Southern Africa Explored

This tour takes you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 20 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .


Book any one of the following selected departure dates during the month of March 2016 and save up to 10% off the trip cost!

*Discount does not apply to local payment or single supplement if applicable

Current Price

 Currency Converter + Local Payment Single Supplement (if needed)


20 days


Accommodated Tours,


Lodge, hostel, chalet or permanent tents

Tour Summary

The classic Cape Town to Victoria Falls route is covered but add a extra twist or 2 and you have a true trip of a lifetime! Ancient deserts give way to the green of the Okavango Delta and this combined with opportunities to meet ancient tribal Bushman people make for a memorable experience!


Which departure date suits you best?

Tour Code


A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.

Southern Africa Explored

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 - 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.

Southern Africa Explored

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 Keetmanshoop

Entering the Kalahari Desert area of Namibia we visit the Kokerboom (Quiver tree) Forest. The Kokerboom or Quiver Tree Aloe dichotoma is a tree aloe and is one of the most characteristic plants of Namibia.

Southern Africa Explored

Day 5, Keetmanshoop to Sesriem

This morning those who wish to spend some time with the !Kung tribe will have the chance to do so. Later we drive west towards the massive dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Naukluft Park.

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!!

Southern Africa Explored

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.

Southern Africa Explored

Day 9, Swakopmund to Kamanjab via (Himba Village)

Heading inland, we drive north towards Kamanjab where we meet with the local people from this area. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats. Encountering a totally different way of life can be a moving experience for many people.

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.

Southern Africa Explored

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.

Southern Africa Explored

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.

Southern Africa Explored

Day 15, Maun to Okavango Delta

This morning we head to the airport, jump into our planes and head into the Delta where we are based for the next 2 days.

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!

Southern Africa Explored

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.

Southern Africa Explored

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

The last day on safari gives you the opportunity to just relax and enjoy this spectacular natural wonder or you can join in the adrenalin rush that Victoria Falls is known for. Most activities are available throughout the year. On the ground the Falls can be seen from the Victoria Falls Park or from the Zambian side. Take a flight which will give you a panoramic view of the Falls, Batoka Gorge and the islands above the falls. Photographic opportunities abound. We suggest you allow yourself a few days after your safari if you wish to partake in some of the many activities.

Meals included in your tour cost

19 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 16 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

Southern Africa Explored

Chobe Sunset Boat Cruise

Chobe River
Blazing sunsets
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life

Southern Africa Explored

Ghanzi Trance Dance

See a traditional and religious Bushman ritual and learn and understand the history behind it

Southern Africa Explored

Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion

Ultimate Wilderness
Flaming Sunsets
Makoros and Polers
Campfire stories
Bush walks

Southern Africa Explored

Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

Amazing wildlife
Birds eye view
Winding waterways
Window seat guaranteed
Fantastic scenery

Southern Africa Explored

Sossusvlei Guided Walk

Stunning scenery
Knowledgeable Guides
Sand dune environment
Interesting, entertaining and educational
Worlds oldest desert

Southern Africa Explored

Victoria Falls National Park

View the 'Smoke that Thunders'
Fantastic photo opportunities
Easy walking trails

There are 34 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

Tour Starts Tour Ends Price Enquire or Add to Backpack

29 Sep 2016

18 Oct 2016


02 Oct 2016

21 Oct 2016


06 Oct 2016

25 Oct 2016


09 Oct 2016

28 Oct 2016


16 Oct 2016

04 Nov 2016


20 Oct 2016

08 Nov 2016


23 Oct 2016

11 Nov 2016


27 Oct 2016

15 Nov 2016


30 Oct 2016

18 Nov 2016


03 Nov 2016

22 Nov 2016


06 Nov 2016

25 Nov 2016


10 Nov 2016

29 Nov 2016


13 Nov 2016

02 Dec 2016


17 Nov 2016

06 Dec 2016


20 Nov 2016

09 Dec 2016


27 Nov 2016

16 Dec 2016


01 Dec 2016

20 Dec 2016


04 Dec 2016

23 Dec 2016


08 Dec 2016

27 Dec 2016


11 Dec 2016

30 Dec 2016


18 Dec 2016

06 Jan 2017


22 Dec 2016

10 Jan 2017


25 Dec 2016

13 Jan 2017


29 Dec 2016

17 Jan 2017



This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Okavango Delta & 11 other destination(s) in Africa.


Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Overland Truck
Other: Sleeping mat included

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe 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!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe 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!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

Go to all feedback Previous Next