Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure for Over 40’s (Fully Serviced)

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DAYS

20

Camping Small Group

FROM

R39,900

+ Local Payment 3000

+ Single Supplement USD 130

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 2668 - 2938. Currency fluctuations may occur

Highlights

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  • Starts: Cape Town
  • Ends: Victoria Falls

Countries Visited

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Why You'll Love this Tour

This is an excellent Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure tour for those adventurous over 40s. The tour travels via the Kgalagaladi Pans which adds a unique stop off en route. If you are looking for a fully serviced small group adventure tour visiting South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia then this tour is for you. This tour is operated as a fully serviced camping tour where our 3 staff take care of all camp duties and supply a camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and small pillow.  


Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size 4 -16 Max
Age Range
Length 20 days
Tour SKU CAS1001

Tour Price

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R39,900

+ Local Payment 3000

+ Single Supplement USD 130

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 2668 - 2938. Currency fluctuations may occur

Dates Tour Length: 20 days


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Included

  • 15 nights camping with all meals and entrance fees
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cape Town and 1 night guesthouse accommodation in Swakopmund & Victoria Falls
  • Camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and small pillow
  • Game Drives
  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Game drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert.
  • Game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Mokoros & walks in the Okavango Delta
  • Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
  • 1 night accommodated in Victoria Falls

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Optional Activities
  • Lunches and dinners in Cape Town
  • Lunch and Dinner in Swakopmund
  • Lunch and dinner in Victoria Falls
  • Excursions and entrance to Victoria Falls
  • Gratuities and personal expenses

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in the Tour Price:

  • Cape Town & the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Scenic beauty of the Namaqualand region
  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Game drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Walking in the giant dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert.
  • Game drives in Etosha National Park
  • Mokoros & walks in the Okavango Delta
  • Sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River
  • 1 night accommodated in Victoria Falls


Other Activities

  • Table Mountain Cable car
  • Dinner at a restaurant at V&A Waterfront
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Swakopmund Township Tour and Dolphin Cruise
  • Scenic flights over the Namib Desert
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls: White water rafting, sunset cruise, luxury sunset cruise, helicopter flights, night game drive and bush dinner

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2 : Cape Town, South Africa

We start off with a pre-departure meeting in the lobby of the Breakwater Hotel at 18h00. Cape Town offers stunning scenic routes, historical places and plenty of culture. You can enjoy comfortable lodgings for the night.

On Day 2 our guide will meet you in the lobby after breakfast and we will depart at about 08h00 and drive to Table Mountain where we will take the cable car to the top of the mountain (weather permitting). This will be at your own expense. You can look forward to 360° views of the city, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. We will then descend and take a tour of the peninsula via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak to the Table Mountain National Park. Here you can walk around Cape Point (the southwestern tip of Africa). We then take another scenic route passing through Simon’s Town which is a delightful quaint naval village named after Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony. With time hopefully on our side we can visit Boulder’s Beach with its cute colony of penguins (own expense) before carrying on our route via Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.

Dinner tonight can be enjoyed at one of the vibey Waterfront restaurants (own expense).

Accommodation: Breakwater Lodge V&A Waterfront
Meals: Lunch and Dinner at own expense

Day 3: Namaqualand, Northern Cape

Leaving Cape Town, we make our way through the Swart Land region. Jan van Riebeeck referred to this rolling country between mountain ranges as ‘Het Zwarte Land’ (The Black Land) due to the indigenous Renosterbos. After rain has fallen in this area, Renosterbos adopts a dark appearance when seen from a distance in big numbers. We make a stopover at a viewpoint in Piekenierskloof Pass to admire this region. From here we travel through the scenic area of Namaqualand with incredible vistas of the Knersvlakte from the Van Ryns Pass. In the months of August through to October, the environment is converted into a blast of colour due to the abundant wild flowers of the area.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape

Departing from the Little Karoo we make our way north into the Green Kalahari area, named so due to the dense plant life along the Orange River as well as the plentiful evergreen Acacia Areolaba (Camelthorn trees) located in this region, through to Augrabies Falls National Park. Here, the majestic Orange River plunges 56 metres into the gorge below . This is the sixth biggest waterfall in the world. The local name for these Falls is Aukoerebis or ‘place of great noise’. The gorge at Augrabies is 240 metres deep and 18 kilometres in length. Due to the arid landscape there is not much game viewing here, but you will have the chance to spot a Rock Hyrax (Dassie) or two, which is the closest living relative to the African elephant. Our afternoon is spent admiring the gorgeous Falls from all angles.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5 – 6: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana

Today we journey through the Orange River wine area around Uppington. This area produces around 40% of the grape exports of South Africa. Keep your eyes peeled for the Sociable Weavers Nets in the Camelthorn trees as well as utility poles along the roadsides. The Sociable Weaver is a fantastic constructor and their nests can house up to 300 birds. We make our way north into the Kalahari and the incredible Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Spreading over 3.6 million hectares, this is one of the biggest reserves in Africa. Because of the minimal plant life in the region, spectacular predator sightings are frequent here, including that of the renowned black mane lion.

We travel through this park on early morning and late afternoon drives.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We depart the Kalahari region and cross the border to Namibia which was originally a German colony. Namibia eventually gained its independence from South Africa in 1990.

We will be travelling through quite an arid area where the rainfall is less than 10ml. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa. The river usually floods in the late Summer, but for the rest of the year it forms long, narrow pools. In the afternoon we go for a glorious sunset walk around the rim of the canyon.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 8 – 9: Sesriem/ Sossusvlei, Namibia

Our tour will bring us north through various landscapes, to our camp that is situated on the rim of the Namib Desert. This is known amongst some geologists as being one of the oldest deserts in the world. We will take a hike up Elim dune to watch the sun slowly set.

The next morning we leave early and drive 55km through the dune belt while the sun rises. The ever-changing hues make for spectacular photographs. We will then set off on a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Sossusvlei roughly means ‘dead end marsh’. The marsh holds rainwater that forms a lake and due to the fact that there is a high clay content, water is retained for long periods of time.

Deadvlei is another clay pan about 2km from Sossusvlei which used to be an oasis with several acacia trees. As a result it is dotted with blackened, dead acacia trees which stands out against the salty floor of the pan and the dark orange dunes. We will take a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon which is made up of sedimentary rock about a kilometre long and 30 metres deep. Animals frequent this area using it as a waterhole.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Swakopmund, Namibia

The Kuiseb Canyon (site of the famous book by Henno Martin – The Sheltering Desert) is first on our schedule for today. Then we will stop off at Walvis Bay to see the beautiful array of flamingos. The wetland constitutes the single most important wetland region in Southern Africa and has a plethora of migratory birds. Expect to see Greater and Lesser Flamingos, the Plover, Grebe and the African Black Oystercatcher.

We will then visit the German colonial town of Swakopmund. In 1892 it was the main harbour for German South-West Africa. The afternoon is spent exploring this town or taking part in one of the optional activities (own expense). Some of these include hot air ballooning or scenic flights over the desert.

AccommodationBON Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at own expense

Day 11: Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Departing Swakopmund, we set up our camping site among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. An afternoon stroll is conducted in the surrounding region. The impressive setting of our isolated camp is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at own expense, Dinner

Days 12 – 13: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Entering Etosha National Park we travel through the park and enter Okakeujo Restcamp. This is a very popular game sanctuary teeming with animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, elephants and much more. There are numerous floodlit waterholes dotted throughout the park which makes for great game viewing. Early morning and late afternoon game drives shall be the order of the day. We overnight at the Okakeujo and Namutoni Restcamps inside the park.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Cubango River to Rundu

Leaving Etosha in the morning, we travel to Rundu on the banks of the Cubango River. Located on the banks of the Cubango River, our camp is surrounded by lush vegetation.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 15 – 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We cross over into Botswana in our safari vehicle to the edge of the Okavango Delta. On Day 16 we glide along the waters on mokoros and take a few game walks on the smaller islands in the Delta.

Accommodation: Serviced tented camps with shared ablutions
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 17 – 18: Chobe River, Botswana

As we cross the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and enter Botswana via the Chobe National Park, we overnight on the banks of the Chobe River.

Chobe has the most beautiful wildlife scenery, glorious sunsets and abundant bird and wildlife. The park is very well known for its huge herd of elephants, in excess of 50 000. The environment is one of flood plains, mopani trees, baobab trees and acacia woodlands. On Day 18 we take a sunset boat cruise and morning game drive along the Chobe River.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We will enjoy breakfast before travelling to the Zimbabwean border and on to Victoria Falls – one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. You will have some free time to browse the local markets and try out the adventure activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, microlighting or helicopter flights. You can also visit the Victoria Falls at your own expense. You will spend the night in comfort at the Cresta Sprayview Hotel.

Accommodation: Cresta Sprayview Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at own account
 Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our tour winds to an end after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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