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Namaqualand South-Africa

Taste of the Desert

Namaqualand South-Africa

Taste of the Desert

Namaqualand South-Africa

Taste of the Desert

Namaqualand South-Africa

Taste of the Desert

Namaqualand South-Africa

Taste of the Desert
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Taste of the Desert

This tour takes you from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 7 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

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Tour Summary

From the coastal beauty of Cape Town through the arid desert of Namibia this short tour explores the best of both worlds. End it off with some serious adventure in Swakopmund!


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

Taste of the Desert

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.

Taste of the Desert

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!

Taste of the Desert

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.

Taste of the Desert

Day 7, Swakopmund

This tour finishes after breakfast and you have the entire day free to spend relaxing or take up one of the many optional activities on offer. Skydiving, quad biking, fishing trips, desert flights, golf, water sports, sand boarding and 4WD hire are just a few!

Meals included in your tour cost

6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Highlights included in your tour cost

Taste of the Desert

Sossusvlei Guided Walk

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

There are 6 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

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This tour goes through: Cape Town, Swakopmund & 4 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

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