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25 Day Cape Town to Johannesburg Safari Adventure

R25,700

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 10140


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  • Cederburg Mountains
  • Orange River - Cape Town to Johannesburg
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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 24
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

Why book this trip? If you are looking for a great mix of  desert, semi- desert and savannahs, then this is the trip to go on because you will get to visit Etosha National Park with a plethora of incredible wildlife. Add to that the Grand Fish River Canyon with spectacular sunsets, hikes in the Sesriem Canyon under star-studded skies, educational discoveries of the harsh desert conditions of Sossusvlei and the spectacular Victoria Falls. This trip offers the adventurous traveller a true and beautiful experience of Africa.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Johannesburg

Our Cape Town to Johannesburg Adventure will take you to vast open deserts, the beauty of the West Coast, the prolific wildlife of Etosha National Park, the countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe and the major highlight - the breathtaking Victoria Falls.

Included

  • Meals - 24 Breakfast, 23 Lunch, 18 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Activity Package and Optional activities

SKU: CAS0444
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town – Cederberg Mountain Region, South Africa

We depart from Cape Town and are given one last opportunity to stop in Table View to take in the exquisite view of the iconic Table Mountain. On our way we will be treated to a delicious wine tasting. Upon arrival at our lodging for the evening, we are given a full briefing of our tour by our resident guides.

The Cederberg Mountains and nature reserve are situated nearby Clan Willliam. They were named after the endangered ancient Clanwilliam Cedar trees which are indigenous to the area, growing up to heights of over 1500 metres. The mountains spread up to 50 kilometres both north and south, and up to 20 kilometres both east and west with the highest summit within the range being Sneeuberg at 2028 metres. This region is comprised of intense sandstone rock formations, usually various shades of red in colour. The Cederberg Wilderness Area is renowned for containing incredible ancient San rock art. It is also well-known for the discovery of significant fossils, specifically within recent years. These fossils are of primitive fish and can be dated back almost 450 million years to the Ordovician Period.

Accommodation: Camp:  Marcuskraal Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Cape Town to Citrusdal ±195 km
Activity Package: Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Cape Town

Day 2

Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River , South Africa

We wake up early in the morning and travel northwards via the detached town of Springbok, renowned for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then continue to our camp situated next to the border of Namibia. The camping site is located on the riverbank that forms a natural divider between South Africa and Namibia.

Accommodation: Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Citrusdal to Vioolsdrift ±509 km
Included Highlight: Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

Day 3

Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

In the morning we have the opportunity to view the wonderful river valley by canoe or just to unwind at the camping site. We will have lunch and afterwards we cross the border, driving into the Fish River Canyon. Before dinner is had at sunset, you can participate on a hike to enjoy the scenery. This is also a fantastic chance to take some gorgeous photos.

Accommodation: Camp: Hobas Campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon ±180 km
Included Highlight: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity: Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax)
Border Post: South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 277 618 760, Open 24 hours Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours

Day 4

Namib – Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Today we reach the Namib-Naukluft National Park after a long day of travelling. After setting up our campsite, this evening you get the opportunity to enjoy the African night sky and beautiful silence of the Namib Desert.

Accommodation: Camp: Sesriem campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km

Day 5

Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

We will wake up really early in the morning to prepare for a hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the opportunity to visit Sossusvlei. In the end of the morning we meet a local expert who will guide us on our hike and will tell us stories about the exceptional desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in these harsh desert conditions.

Accommodation: Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Namib-Naukluft NP – Naukluft Area
Included Highlight: Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4×4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Walk into Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert

Sossusvle dunes

Day 6

Swakopmund, Namibia

We will have a short break to take some photographs while passing through the Tropic of Capricorn. We drive onto Namibia’s Atlantic shoreline and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Often flamingos can be spotted at the Walvis Bay lagoon, just before we reach Swakopmund. Briefed on the variety of Optional Activities available here and then it is time to discover the town before dinner time.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Naukluft Area to Swakopmund
Included Highlight: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 7

Swakopmund, Namibia

Today is free to explore the many adrenalin packed activities in Swakopmund. Take a walk around and enjoy a delicious lunch if you are not participating in the activities.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities:En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Optional Activities: Dolphin cruise, Skydiving, sandboarding, Quad biking, Dinner Out

Day 8

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Leaving the shore, we will travel towards the dry scenery to Spitzkoppe Hill. The tremendous marble monoliths control the otherwise flat scenery. We will set up our campsite on the plateau. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take us on a hike to explore the unique stone structures. The adrenalin seekers among us may want to try climbing up the mountain behind our campsite for some stunning views of the landscape.

Accommodation: Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe with a local guide

Day 9

Himba Tribes – Outjo, Namibia

After some day discovery, we continue north towards Kamanjab. Today we will be able to experience life within a Himba group. The Himba are pastoral individuals and primarily reproduce livestock or goats. They are quickly recognisable by their unique outfit designs. The Himba have been incredibly persistent about maintaining the origins of their lifestyle, but they are also very curious about guests visiting their homes. We make our way to our campsite for the evening in preparation for our time in the Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp: Etotongwo
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Making our way to Etosha National Park, we are treated to incredible views of the vast landscapes as well as game viewing from our truck during our game drives. We spend the night at a camp located inside of the park, where we can relax at their beautiful floodlit waterholes and watch animals visit for an evening drink during the night. For those wanting to partake in an optional game drive this evening may do so.

Accommodation: Camp: Okaukuejo OR Namutoni OR  Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in truck
Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

Etosha National Park

Day 11

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha is the location for some of the most exclusive action viewing encounters in Africa, giving you a chance to witness the normally hidden creatures in this wonderful environment. We will go on several game drives and spend our nights at the numerous waterholes for some fantastic photographs!

Accommodation: Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in truck
Optional Activity Etosha Night Drive

Day 12

Windhoek, Namibia

After an early morning game drive, we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia. On the way we stop at a well-known craft market where you can negotiate for hand-crafted presents to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the economic centre of Namibia. After our arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a brief walk through the city centre. Be sure to try out the famous Joe’s Beer House for an interesting food experience!

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Heja Game Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek  ±450 km
Included Highlight: Craft market stop en-route, walk through Windhoek with your guide
Optional Activity: Dinner at Local Restaurant

Day 13

Botswana – Ghanzi, Botswana

We will wake up early in the morning and cross the border into Botswana after which we will travel towards Ghanzi. After settling down, we meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing.

Accommodation: Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers or  Dqae Qare San Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi ±520 km
Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening
Border Post: Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00 Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 14

Gateway to the Delta, Namibia

Enjoy a last optional walk this morning with a San guide before we journey north towards the banks of the Okavango River where we will begin our Okavango Delta excursion. You will be briefed on how to prepare for the Delta excursion.

Please note: If you don’t purchase the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite for the following 2 nights.

Accommodation: Camp: Swamp Stop
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Ghanzi to Etsha 13 area
Optional Activity: San walk/ Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta

 

Day 15 - 16

Okavango Delta, Namibia

We begin our Okavango Delta excursion today. This could be the most picturesque and relaxing of experiences. This unique ecosystem allows you to see the annual flood waters of the river. The water levels are completely dependant on the season being the main cause that adds character to the incredible Delta.

We spend the following day enjoying the variety of activities on offer at the Delta such as Mokoro rides and nature walks

Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels

 

Accommodation: Camp: Nguma Island Lodge (Okavango Delta Excursion)
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

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Okavango Delta

Day 17

Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region, Namibia

After our stay in the Okavango Delta, we will travel to the border and re-enter Namibia.  Making our way through the Caprivi Strip, we spend most of the day passing through Game Parks with the hopes of spotting something interesting. We spend the evening preparing for our following  day in the Chobe National Park .

Accommodation: Camp: Rainbow River Lodge OR Camp Chobe
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Okavango Delta to Caprivi Region ±160 km
Border Post: Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi), 33km or 40min SE of Divundu, Kavango, Namibia, Tel +264(0)66 259 902, Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

 

Day 18

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Travelling through the Caprivi Strip, we make our way onto Kasane this morning and later in the day we enjoy a relaxing sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River

Accommodation: Camp: Thebe River Safaris
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Caprivi Region to Kasane  ±435 km
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Chobe National Park boat cruise
Border Post: Namibia: Ngoma Border, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 19 - 20

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Rising early today, we enjoy a game drive through the park before making our way to Victoria Falls town. After the game drive we pack up and make our way to the Victoria Falls town, here we have some time to prepare our activities for the following day, before visiting the incredible Victoria Falls and experiencing the thunderous and powerful Zambezi. Majority of our group will spend the next day white water rafting (a thrill not to be missed!), however there are various alternatives offered by Victoria Falls, such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that merges Zimbabwe and Zambia.

At 1700 metres wide and 108 metres high, Victoria Falls is said to be the biggest falls in the world. According to popular beliefs, Scottish explorer David Livingstone was the very first European to stand witness to the mighty Victoria Falls and wrote: “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” The local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, is used as the official name in Zambia.  Because of its enormous power and size, the Falls are embellished with countless mythologies. It is believed by the local Tonga people of Zambezi that a river god, Nyaminyami, lives in the water in the shape of a gigantic snake.

The Zambezi River flooded thrice when the Kariba Dam was constructed in the 1950s, causing numerous deaths and much devastation. The locals believe that Nyaminyami became angry with the building of the Dam and thus was the entity that caused the horrendous floods. The peculiar form of Victoria Falls allows its entire width to be seen face-on from as near as 60 metres to the Falls due to the Zambezi River dropping into a deep and narrow slot-like fissure connected to a lengthy sequence of ravines. There are very few waterfalls in the world that permit this close of an approach on foot.

The Falls are created by the entire width of the river plummeting in a solitary vertical drop into a 120 metre wide chasm, whittled by the cascading waters along a breakage area in the basalt plateau. The chasm called the First Gorge varies from 80 metres deep at its west end to 108 metres in its centre. The only opening to the First Gorge is though a gap 110 metres wide, approximately two-thirds of the way across the width of the Falls from the western end, through which the entire volume of the river spills into the gorges of the Victoria Falls. Two islands, Boaruka and Livingstone, are situated on the peak of the Falls. They are big enough to divide the sheet of water, even at full flood. At less than full flood, other islands perform the task of dividing the curtain of water into dispersed parallel streams. The main streams are known as Leaping Water, Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls (the tallest) and the Eastern Cataract.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
Activity Package:Victoria Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Victoria Falls, Whitewater Rafting, Canoe Trips, Game Drives and many more
Border Post Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320 / Open: 06h00-20h00 Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00

Victoria Falls

Day 21

Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Leaving Victoria Falls, we make our way to the Hwange National Park. Upon arrival you enjoy a game drive through the park. The national park is home to a large variety of elephant populations as well as other mammalian species. It is also one of the largest parks in Zimbabwe. Please be advised that activities will only be made available if you arrive a day or two before the time.

Accommodation: Camp: Gwango OR Hwange National Park Main Camp
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive in Hwange National Park
Optional Activity: Zambezi sunset cruise, bungee jump, helicopter flights, white water rafting

Day 22

Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe

The following day we travel to the Matopos National Park which is situated in the Matobo Hills. The Hills have been sculpted a million years ago and is a the site of various exquisite Bushman paintings. Enjoy a game drive this afternoon before making our way to the accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Traveller’s Guest House
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Hwange National Park to Matopos National Park
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive in Matopos National Park

Day 23

Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe

Today you have the pleasure of paying a visit to the famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins, your trip would not be complete without visiting this wold renowned site. Home to eight carved Zimbabwe birds, which appears on the National Flag.

Accommodation: Camp: Norma Jeans Lake View Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Matopos National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Included Highlight: Visit to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 24

Tshipise, South Africa

Making our way across the border out of Zimbabwe, we enter the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Developed in 1936, the name originates from the word chia fisu which means ‘burn, be hot’ referring to the hot springs at 65°C.

Accommodation: Camp: Forever Tshipise Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Great Zimbabwe Ruins to Tshipise
Border Post: Beitbridge Border Post +263 862 2303 / 2366 +27 (015) 530-0066 / 71 website: http://www.zimra.co.zw

Day 25

Johannesburg, South Africa

Waking early this morning we make our way to the City of gold. The city has been rebuilt four times within a century and has evolved from tented camps to four story high buildings. Upon arrival in Belvedere Estate, your tour comes to an end today. An optional meal is made available that can be booked through your guide.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Tshipise to Johannesburg ±485 km
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Johannesburg

 

Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner ZAR200
  • Guided desert walk with local expert ZAR350
  • Himba Tribe visit ZAR350
  • Okavango Delta excursion ZAR5040
  • Chobe National Park boat cruise ZAR570
  • Chobe National Park game drive ZAR570
  • Vic Falls National Park entry ZAR540
  • Afternoon game drive Hwange National Park ZAR1200
  • Afternoon game drive Matopos National Park ZAR1320


Other Activities

  • Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax) South Africa From ZAR250 to ZAR 300
  • Dinner Out Swakopmund Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Dolphin Cruise 4/5hrs incl Transfer and Light Lunch Namibia From ZAR550 to ZAR650
  • Skydiving incl Transfer & Safety Gear Namibia From ZAR2300 to ZAR2600
  • Sandboarding (Stand Up/Lie down ) Namibia From ZAR350 to ZAR550
  • Quadbiking (2 x Hours) Namibia From ZAR600 to ZAR700
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Bushman Walk Botswana From BWP80 to BWP90
  • Tips for Polers – Per Day Per Person Botswana Clients Discretion
  • Photo Safari Botswana From $120 to $360
  • Dinner Out Victoria Falls Zimbabwe From $20 to $50
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise incl Transfers Zimbabwe From $ 90 to $ 100
  • Bungee Jump Zimbabwe From $ 155 to $ 175
  • Helicopter Flights 12-13 min (3pax min) Zimbabwe From $150 to $175
  • Full Day White Water Rafting (High water/low water) Zimbabwe From $145 to $160
  • Dinner Out Johannesburg South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150
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