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21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

Why book this trip? This Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tour is a great opportunity to see the highlights of Southern Africa. There is an abundance of wildlife, scenic safaris and cultural attractions. It kicks off in the vibey city of Cape Town where you can view the majestic Table Mountain and ends by the beauty of Victoria Falls. All this in comfort having your personal needs met by our guides.

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R31,000

+ Local Payment ZAR 2500

+ Single Supplement USD 150

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Tour Style Camping Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size 4 -16
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
 

 

21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Victoria Falls

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.  

Highlights

  • Cape Town, Table Mountain (own expense) & 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
  • Optional activities in Swakopmund
  • 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.

Included

  • 14 nights camping with all meals and entrance fees
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cape Town and 1 night guesthouse accommodation in Swakopmund
  • 2 nights tented lodge in Okavango Delta and 1 night hotel in Victoria Falls
  • Camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and small pillow
  • Game drives
  • Augrabies Falls National Park
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Mokoro trips
  • Sunset boat cruises

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Drinks
  • Mineral water
  • 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

SKU: CAS1001
 

21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure 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 Muizenburg.

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

Accommodation: Breakwater Lodge or similar
Meals: Lunch and Dinner at own expense

2018 Itinerary Change:

Accommodation: City Lodge V&A Waterfront

breakwater lodge

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 Transfronteir Park, Botswana

Today we journey through the Orange River wine area around Upington. 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 Sossuvlei 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. We stay in Dunedin Star Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Dunedin Star Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Spitzkoppe, Nambia

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, 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: Okavango River, Botswana

Our stay tonight is on the Caprivi Strip located amongst lush vegetation with a grand view of the Okavango River. Sunset can be enjoyed on the deck.

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. We take a 2-3 hour boat cruise to Pepere island in the Delta. On Day 16 we glide along the waters on  mokoros and take a few game walks.

Accommodation: Permanent tented lodges with shared ablutions
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Kwando River, Namibia

We leave the Delta by boat before returning to our vehicle and head back to Namibia. We take a drive through Caprivi and stop at some of the traditional villages where we can buy the beautiful weavings that the women have made. Our camp for the night is on the Kwando River.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 18-19: Chobe River, Botswana

Chobe has the most beautiful wildlife scenery, glorious sunsets and abundant bird and wild life. 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 19 we take a sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River. One can take an optional game drive in the morning at your own expense.

Accommodation: Serviced Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: 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, bungi 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

 Victoria Falls Hotel

Day 21: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our tour winds to an end after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

 

21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure Activities

  • As per itinerary


Other Activities

  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Visit to African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach
  • Dinner at a restaurant at V&A Waterfront
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Scenic flights over the Namib Desert
  • Victoria Falls: White water rafting, bungi jumping, microlighting, helicopter flights, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, visit to the Falls
 

 

21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure Dates

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R31,000

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 2263 Low Season  (Jan - Mar) | USD 2388  Mid Season (Apr - Jun, Nov - Dec)|USD 2513 High Season  (Jul - Oct) Currency fluctuations may occur

+ Local Payment ZAR 2500

+ Single Supplement USD 150

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