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21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland – Small Group

R32,900

+ Single Supplement EURO 180 (optional)

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Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited South Africa, Nambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 12 – 65 Years and older

Why book this trip?

This is a jam-packed accommodated safari where you will stay in rustic lodges, tented lodges and mini meru tents. The only way to appreciate nature is to live in it… and on this Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland you will do just that! You can appreciate wonderful places like the Cederburg mountains, the natural beauty of the Fish River Canyon, sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes in the Namib and of course the cool splash of Victoria Falls on your face. Let’s go! Adventure awaits!

Flights are available from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Thursday. Subject to availability.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Victoria Falls

This thrilling Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tour is a fantastic expedition that leads you through the wilderness of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. You will be taken through the mighty Fish River Canyon, the beautiful Etosha National Park, the impressive Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and finally, the powerful Victoria Falls! The tour provides all equipment such as sleeping mats (5cm thick) and chairs with backrests. Tents are large, spacious (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 metre with built-in insect nets) and easy to erect. It is a limited participation tour which involves putting up your tent (very easy) and packing luggage into the truck. The tour leaders prepare all meals but we ask for help in washing up (on rotation). The tour involves some long travel days on bumpy roads which means early mornings , ideal for an adventurous traveller. On your safari you will stay in designated camping sites within national parks, private reserves, private campsites and towns. Facilities are good with hot showers, electricity (for charging cameras), clothes washing facilities with generally bars and restaurants. However a few of our camps are basic and have limited facilities with simple reed enclosures for showers but do have flush toilets.

Highlights

Included

  • Includes a walk in the Kalahari desert with a San bushman guide to learn about their ancient way of life
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags & pillows)
  • Transport in safari truck & 4WD
  • Meals as per itinerary (20 Breakfast 16 Lunch 12 Dinner)
  • 3 nights in hotel / cabin & 17 nights camping
  • Professional guides (2)
  • Entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Nature Point
  • Entrance fees, and walking permit in the Cedarberg
  • Entrance fees to Fish River Canyon, Hobas viewing point
  • Entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park
  • Entrance to Cape Cross seal colony
  • Entrance to see San Rock Art and guided walk with local guide
  • Entrance fees to Etosha National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Kalahari Nature walk with local San bushman and translator
  • Okavango Delta Excursion, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
  • Entrance fees to Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Entrance fees to Vic Falls, Zimbabwe

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAS0609
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa

Following a briefing of the tour, we leave Cape Town at 8am and pay a visit to the African Penguin colony (Boulder’s Beach) on the way to Cape Point Nature Reserve. We test out some of Cape Town’s wonderful local cuisine at the famous V&A Waterfront.

Includes: Entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Nature Point
Overnight: Sweetest Guesthouses – is a collection of individually decorated houses in a metropolitan area of Cape Town near the V&A Waterfront. The group may be spread amongst any of the houses, within walking distance of each other, and the group breakfasts will be taken in the same house. Rooms are twin with en-suite facilities (or similar guest house).
WiFi available
Distance covered: Full day Cape Peninsular tour is 160km which takes between 6 and 8 hours

cape town overland

Day 2: Cederberg, South Africa

The Cederberg is an enormous jagged landscape where massive sandstone boulders have been shaped by wind and rain into strange, yet weirdly artistic formations. At midday we explore this rough terrain on foot, getting us closer to nature.

Trip Highlights: Entrance fees, and walking permit in the Cederberg
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 250kms, ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

Day 3: Gariep River, Namibia

Today we journey into more barren areas and once we make our way into Namibia, we head to our camp located at the Gariep River. Here, we have some free time to devote to swimming and unwinding or adventuring down the river in canoes!

Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, restaurant & bar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 500kms ± 7 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch
Optional Activities: Half day canoe safari

Day 4: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Today we travel to Fish River Canyon, the second biggest canyon in the entire world. During midday, we marvel at the incredible sunset that slips away behind the rim of the Canyon.

Trip Highlights: Entrance fees to Fish River Canyon, Hobas viewing point
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, and shop
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 300kms ± 4 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

Days 5 – 6: Namib Desert, Namibia

The gigantic red sand dunes of Sossuvlei create a gateway into the Namib Desert. We take time to walk into Sossusvlei, explore the Sesriem Canyon and marvel at the vibrant sunsets over the world’s tallest sand dunes.

Trip Highlights: Entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, shop
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 550kms  ± 7½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch
Optional activities: If you choose not to take the guided walk into Sossusvlei, you can drive in a 4×4 through the desert.

Sunway Sossusvlei, Namib Desert

Day 7 – 8: Swakopmund, Namibia

Lunar landscapes encircle the coastal town of Swakopmund as we make our way to the coast. We have a day at our leisure to spend exploring the town or trying our hand at dune boarding or sea kayaking – both very thrilling experiences!  We also take time to indulge in delicious meals at some of the fine local restaurants.

Overnight: Dunedin Star guest house – twin share rooms with en-suite facilities. Telephone & restaurant.
WiFi in main building
Distance/time: 350kms, ± 5 hours excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities: Sand boarding, Skydiving, Ocean canoe safari, Scenic flights & many more

Day 9: Spitzkoppe, Namibia

We make our way through gorgeous desert settings and along the barren coast to the Cape Cross seal colony before travelling inland to set up our camp beneath the Spitzkoppe, massive rocks that jut out of the desert. We admire the beautiful sunset and embark on a brief exploration hike through this fascinating region.

Trip Highlights: Entrance to Cape Cross seal colony
Accommodation: Campsite – basic ablution facilities.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 250kms  ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

Day 10: Ugab Wilderness, Namibia

Our next destination is Brandberg where we reside for the evening next to the arid Ugab River, home to the uncommon desert elephants. We explore the mountainous region on foot, led by local guides who take us through this area abundant with fascinating rock art.

Trip Highlights: Entrance to see San Rock Art and guided walk with local guide
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 170kms  ± 2½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

Day 11 – 12: Etosha National Park, Namibia

‘The great white place of dry water’, or Etosha National Park situated in the game-abundant northwest corner of Namibia boasts a wide array of wildlife. We embark on game drives around the massive, arid pan in search of elephants, antelope and lions before making our way to our campsite at Okaukuejo that offers a lovely flood-lit waterhole at which we can observe game coming down in the night looking for an evening drink. (Subject to animal movements we may use any of the 3 camps in Etosha.)

Includes: Entrance fees to Etosha National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant, bar & shop
Distance/time: 400kms, ± 5½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing + 2 x 3 hour game drives per day
Optional Activities: Night game drive in National Park vehicles

Day 13: Windhoek, Namibia

The allure of the city of Windhoek is in its peaceful combination of the cultures of Africa and Europe as well as the hospitality of the people who reside there. We pay a visit to the multicultural capital and indulge in a delicious dinner at a local restaurant at our own expense.

Accommodation: Urban Campsite – twin share permanent tents with shared ablutions, swimming pool, restaurant & bar.
WiFi available
Distance/time: 500kms, ± 7 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

Day 14: Kalahari, Namibia

We make our way into Botswana today where we spend the evening in the centre of the Kalahari. We embark on a leisurely walk with the local San Bushmen who teach us some intriguing bush skills.

Includes: Nature walk with local San bushman and translator
Overnight: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming in old quarry
Distance/time: 550kms, ± 7½ hours excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch

Days 15 – 17: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We spend one night camping in Maun to prepare for our impending adventure that leads us deep into the Okavango Delta which we take on mokoros (traditional dug-out canoes) – a truly unforgettable experience. We camp on wild, isolated islands for two evenings and embark on several pleasant bush walks. We also take some time to do some relaxing swimming and bird watching in this unspoilt, wilderness region.

Trip Highlights: Entrance to Okavango Delta, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
Accommodation: Maun: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
Two nights Okavango Delta:  Wild camping – basic camping facilities, with bucket showers
Meals Included: Breakfast X3, Lunch X3, Dinner X2
Distance Covered: +/- 300kms,  ± 4½ hours (Kalahari – Maun) Okavango transfer in 4WD ± 2 hour each way
Optional Activities:  Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

Sunway Bush walk in the Okavango Delta (Bruce Taylor)

Day 18: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Tonight you will experience the enormity of Africa beneath a massive sky sunset. Once rain has fallen, the pans are filled to the brim with water and in turn draw in thousands of water birds and herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.

Trip Highlights: Entrance fees to Makgadikgadi Pans
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/- 320kms ± 4 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

Days 19 – 21: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Take some time to fully explore the magic of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders that plunges into the Zambezi Gorge. Participate in a pleasant sundowner river cruise on the majestic Zambezi or perhaps partake in an incredible ‘flight of angels’ over the Falls at your own expense. Our tour comes to an end at 8am on Day 21.

Trip Highlights: Entrance fees to Vic Falls
Accommodation: Campsite – good ablution facilities with hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & bar
Meals Included: Breakfast X3
Distance Covered: +/- 400kms ± 5 hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, elephant back safaris, scenic flights & many more

Flights are available from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg or when available you can take a free Sunway transit return to Johannesburg with the tour vehicle (all meals and accommodation for own expense). 2 days, arrives Johannesburg at +/- 18:00 on Thursday. Subject to availability.

 

Activities

Included highlights:

  • Entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Nature Point
  • Entrance fees, and walking permit in the Cedarberg
  • Entrance fees to Fish River Canyon, Hobas viewing point
  • Entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park
  • Entrance to Cape Cross seal colony
  • Entrance to see San Rock Art and guided walk with local guide
  • Entrance fees to Etosha National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Kalahari Nature walk with local San bushman and translator
  • Entrance to Okavango Delta, morning and afternoon game walks with local guides
  • Entrance fees to Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Entrance fees to Vic Falls, Zimbabwe


Other Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Sandboarding
  • Skydiving
  • Scenic flights

 

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Price

R32,900

+ Single Supplement EURO 180 (optional)





R32,900

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at EURO 2290 Currency fluctuations may occur

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