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42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland

This is an action-packed route to travel on. It travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back down along South Africa’s coastline ending back in Cape Town.

Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route (Cape To Vic Falls) and then add on the South Africa route with all its highlights (Kruger, the Coastline, and amazing wildlife).

R38,350

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 2700

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 10620


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland
Starts Cape Town
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
 

 

42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Cape Town

This is an action-packed route to travel on. It travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back down along South Africa's coastline ending back in Cape Town.  Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route (Cape To Vic Falls) and then add on the South Africa route with all its highlights (Kruger, the Coastline, and amazing wildlife).

Included

  • Meals - 39 Breakfast, 32 Lunch, 30 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Optional activities

SKU: CAS0463
 

42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland 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 Palapye / Martinsdrift, Botswana

An early departure from Victoria Falls, we drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or commonly knows as Martinsdrift. Camp this evening is at a lively campsite

Accommodation Two Per Room: Camp Itumela
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offe
Route: Victoria Falls to Francistown ±560 km
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00 Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 625-0320/1303, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 22

Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg, South Africa

Another early departure, we enter into South Africa by crossing the border and enjoy a picturesque drive to Johannesburg, Belvedere Estate. Travellers have the chance to enjoy a delicious cultural braai served by the estate – This is optional and would have to be booked through your guide.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Belvedere Estate
Facilities: Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Palapye to Johannesburg ±560 km
Optional Activity Dinner Out Belvedere Estate
Border Post: Botswana: Martinsdrift, Tel: +267 4940 254, Open: 08h00-18h00. South Africa: Groblersbrug, Tel: +27 (0) 14 767 1019, Open: 08h00-18h00.

Day 23

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

We depart from Johannesburg early today, journeying through the Mpumalanga province on our way to the magnificent Kruger National Park. Once you’ve settled in, you will be briefed on what lies ahead on your journey. An opportunity to take an optional sunset drive is made available this afternoon however booking is essential.

Accommodation Camp: Timbavati Safari Lodge or Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Reserve ±480 km
Optional Activity: Sundowner Game Drive (Subject to Availability)

Day 24 - 25

Kruger National Park, South Africa

This morning we make our entrance into the world famous Kruger National Park, where we head off for an afternoon game drive. The entire day is spent game viewing from the advantageous height of our magnificent vehicle. The evening is free to take an optional sunset game drive. The following day we wake up early in the morning to make our way along the Panorama Route. An optional morning walk is made available for those wanting an earlier start to the day. Admiring the beautiful views at the Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Luck Potholes.

Accommodation Camp: Nkambeni Reserve or Timbavati Safari Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kruger National Park
Activity Package: Kruger National Park 4×4 game drive
Included Highlights: Panorama Route – Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Game drive in truck
Optional Activity: Sundowner Drive (Subject to Availability), Morning Bush Walk (Subject to Availability)

Nomad Kruger National Park

Day 26

Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland

We will go on a final game drive today, as we leave the Kruger. After this, we drive to Swaziland, taking breaks en route at a fascinating local market. Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. Our evening will be spent in the Mlilwane Nature Conservation. Exploring the region on foot, this gives you the chance to enjoy the scenery as well as the wildlife; there are no dangerous predators here.

Accommodation Camp: Hlane or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or Mbuluzi Game Lodge 
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kruger to Mlilwane ±230 km (in addition approx 150km in Kruger)
Included Activity: Game Drive in Kruger National Park
Border Post: South Africa: Jeppes Reef, Tel: + 27(0)13 781 0382, Open: 07h00-20h00 Swaziland: Matsamo, Tel: +268 323 2137, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 27

Isimangaliso, Greater St Lucia Park, South Africa

This morning we enjoy a morning hike before departing from Swaziland. We go on a scenic drive near the turquoise Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa.Reaching iSimangaliso Wetland Park there are a variety of optional activities on offer here  such as mountain biking and visiting the Chief’s traditional village are a few to mention. This UNESCO recognised region is extremely diverse and includes lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands that altogether support an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. The afternoon is free to partake in a Zulu Cultural experience where you will be taught basic Zulu language and enjoy a local beer made from the local Ilala Palm.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Shonalanga
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Mlilwane to St. Lucia ±335 km
Included Highlight: Nature Walk, Zulu Cultural Evening
Optional Activity: Mountain Biking, Swazi Cultural Excursion or Morning Game Drive – all in Mlilwane
Border Post: South Africa: Golela Border Post, Tel: +27(0)34 435 1070 Open: 07h00-22h00 Swaziland: Lavumisa Town Board, Tel: +268 20 790 93, Open: 07h00-22h00

Nomad iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Day 28 - 29

Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve and Durban, South Africa

In the morning we travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4×4 vehicles. The park is the only conservation area managed by the state in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where all the Big Five can be found. The park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world, due to conservation efforts. We climb aboard a boat in the afternoon to embark on a delightful sunset cruise along the lagoon for some bird and hippo spotting. At the end of the afternoon, we reach the lively city of Durban – South Africa’s most famous surfing spot. We will spend our night in the centre of the city, giving you the chance to taste the Indian cuisine and enjoy this coastal city’s vibrant nightlife.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Shonalanga, Garden Court South Beach Hotel
Facilities En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: St. Lucia to Durban ±240 km
Activity Package: Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Park, St. Lucia Boat Cruise
Optional Activity: Dinner out, U-Shaka Marine World

Day 30 - 31

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

We drive away from the beautiful beaches of KwaZulu-Natal and travel inland to the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, or Royal Natal National Park, part of the huge and incredibly scenic Drakensberg escarpment. The Drakensberg Mountains is comprised of South Africa’s highest and most incredible mountains. We explore the mountain trails and take our time to enjoy the breathtaking sights in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day, we go for a guided hike to see some of the renowned San rock paintings.

Accommodation Camp: Monks Cowl
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route Durban to Drakensberg ±265 km
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site, visit Howick Falls, Hike with your guide in Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nomad Drakensburg Budget Tour

Day 32 - 33

Lesotho – Malealea, Lesotho

Today we will make our entrance into the incredible mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Passing through the Golden Gate National Park before reaching our destination in the afternoon. Lesotho is one of the world’s highest countries, lying over 1000m above sea level. The following day we wake up early and are given an opportunity to partake in an optional Pony Trekking Excursion through the secluded hills of Lesotho, accompanied by local guides. On your way back to our camping site, the group will visit the local village and school. You can also choose to remain at the lodge and relax, or experience an optional shorter ride.

Accommodation Camp: Malealea Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Drakensberg to Malealea Lodge ±370 km
Included Highlight: Drive through Golden Gate, Morning hike, Lesotho Village Visit
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking, Additional Hiking Options
Border Post: South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 (0) 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +266 22 313 796, Open: 24hrs

Day 34

South Africa – Graaff Reinet, South Africa

Making our way back to South Africa, we journey across the mountaneous regions to the Great Karoo. This area is the heartland of the rural Southern Africa. Camp this evening is set in the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, known to be the fourth oldest town in the country.  Crossing the Orange River today we journey through the countryside making our way to the Karoo. You have the opportunity to enjoy an optional sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation this evening.

Accommodation: Camp: Profcon Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Malealea to Graaff Reinet
Optional Activity: Valley of Desolation sundowner tour
Border Post: Lesotho: Vanrooyenshek, Tel: +27 51 583 1525, Open: 06h00-22h00. South Africa: Vanrooyenshek, Tel: +27 51 583 1516, Open: 06h00-22h00

Day 35 - 36

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

This morning we are joined by a local guide where you will be introduced to the historical highlights of Graaf-Reinet before setting course for the Addo Elephant National Park. This exclusive Eastern Cape Nature Reserve is home to one of the densest populations of African elephants in the world. This park is just as much a marine park as it is a land park, giving you the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Seven’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark). Enjoy an optional sundowners game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle present itself this afternoon.

Accommodation: Camp: Kudu Ridge Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Graaff Reinet to Addo ±135 km
Activity Package: Graaff Reinet Historical Tour
Included Highlight: Half-Day Game Drive in Addo NP in the truck
Optional Activity: Addo Elephant National Park Sundowner Drive

Day 37 - 38

Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

After a final early morning game drive, we leave this incredible Park behind and have a brief stop at the surfing city, Jeffreys Bay – Famous for its waves and quaint surfing museum. In the afternoon we reach Tsitsikamma. The name means ‘place of abundant water’ and it is comprised of extensive forests, stretching towards the coastline and up to the mountains of Tsitsikamma. Here, you can spot the most wonderful tropical birds and plant life. The first few hours will be spent participating in the famous Otter Trail Hike (included in your Activity Package). The next day is free to explore the Storm River village and for the adrenaline seekers, the nearby Bloukrans Bridge offers the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!

Accommodation: Camp: Tube n Axe 
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Addo National Park to Tsitsikamma ±210 km
Included Highlight: Morning game drive in Addo in Nomad truck, stop in the surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
Optional Activity: Treetop Canopy Tours

Day 39

Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

We will travel to Plettenberg Bay today, where you have time to relax or explore Knysna – one of South Africa’s most popular coastal towns. The afternoon can be spent enjoying the optional activities on offer. The afternoon is spent on the stunning beaches of Keurbooms Lagoon.

Accommodation: Camp: Dunes Lodge or  Fairy Knowe Hotel
Facilities:En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Tsitsikamma to Plettenberg Bay ±70 km
Included Highlight: Morning Visit to Natures Valley and Afternoon at Leisure on Keurbooms Beach
Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping, Birds of Eden, Monkey Town, Dinner out

Day 40

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Today we travel through the wonderful Outeniqua Mountains near Oudtshoorn, where we visit the world-famous Cango Caves. The caves are comprised of outstanding halls and grand limestone constructions. A local guide will tell you everything you’d like to know about this 4 kilometre extensive cave system.

Accommodation: Camp: Kleinplaas Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn ±150 km
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour
Optional Activities: Ocean Safari, Township Tour, Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching (in Season)

Day 41

Oudtshoorn – Paarl, South Africa

Today we will travel along the scenic Route 62 towards Somerset West, and take a possible stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (which is not a sex shop at all, but rather a fascinating countryside pub). Stellenbosch forms the centre of the Western Cape’s wine area and second oldest European settlement in the Western Province. As this is the last night on tour, we will visit a local restaurant tonight for a traditional dinner.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Le bac Estate
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Oudtshoorn to Paarl  ±380 km
Included Highlight: Ostrich Farm Tour, Stop at Ronnie’s sex shop
Optional Activity: Dinner Out

Day 42

Paarl – Cape Town, South Africa

We start day with the cultural tour of Cape Town from District Six, to the informal settlements of Langa. Most commonly known as the areas of poverty, these areas are also quite vibrant and creative. Enjoy some of the capes finest wines and spend time exploring Stellenbosch. When we arrive in Cape Town this tour will come to an end.

Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Paarl to Cape Town ±75 km
Activity Package:Cape Town Cultural Tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting
Included Highlight: Self-Guided Walk through Stellenbosch
Optional Activity: Lunch

 

42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland Activities

The Activity Package of ZAR 10620(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
  • Cape Town cultural township tour ZAR540
  • Cheese and wine tasting ZAR50
  • Cango Caves basic tour ZAR130
  • Graaff Reinet historical tour ZAR350
  • Hluhluwe game drive ZAR750
  • St Lucia boat cruise ZAR430
  • 4x4 Game drive in Kruger National Park ZAR750


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 Belvedere Estate
  • Evening Game Drive excl Conservation Fees South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR800
  • Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve in open 4×4 South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR800
  • Game drive – Mlilwane (min 2 clients) Swaziland From ZAR 250 to ZAR280
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Pony Trekking excursion (Waterfall Trek) 4Hrs Lesotho From ZAR 250 to ZAR530
  • Hiking – Lesotho (per hour) Lesotho From ZAR20
  • World Highest Bungee Jump South Africa From ZAR 790 to ZAR990
  • Treetop / Canopy Tour (2.5/3hrs) excludes DVD South Africa From ZAR 525 to ZAR625
  • Blackwater Tubing (Half Day) South Africa From ZAR475 to ZAR525
  • Dinner Out Wilderness South Africa From ZAR150 to ZAR200
  • Birds of Eden Entrance South Africa From ZAR 190 to ZAR210
  • Monkey Town Entrance South Africa From ZAR 190 to ZAR210
  • Dinner Out Somerset West South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150
Price subject to change    

 

42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland Dates

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42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland Price

R38,350

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 2700

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 10620


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R38,350

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 2700

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 10620

Small Group Departures ZAR 43750

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