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21 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Adventure

R14,595

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 400

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Tour Style Camping Top Seller
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 28 - 30
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

This Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Budget Adventure travels north through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

10% discount for ISIC cardholders

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Victoria Falls

Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana before ending at the almighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned and accommodation booked through your consultant.

Highlights

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Township Tour
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Nauklift National Park
  • Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta Excursion(2 days, 1 night)
  • Chobe Overnight Excursion

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • 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
  • Pillow
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Departure Transfer

SKU: CAS09171
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town – Cederberg, South Africa

Departing from Cape Town on Day 1, we make our way around Table Bay and head north, crossing the Piekenierskloof Pass into the lavish fruit growing area located along the Olifants River. Olifants River got its name due to the massive herds of elephant that once wandered freely throughout this luscious valley. We spend our first night in a scenic campsite that provides us with beautiful views of the neighbouring wine farms. During the afternoon, we take a stroll through the fertile vineyards to explore the incredible views of the Cederberg Mountains, following which we are given the chance to do some delicious wine tasting. We spend our first night camping beneath the star-speckled African sky.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Cape Town Township Tour, Wine tasting at campsite

Day 2

Cederberg – Orange (Gariep) River, South Africa

Today we continue our journey north, heading through the area known as Namaqualand, renowned for its abundance of Namaqua wildflowers that bloom every spring. We stop to gather supplies in Springbok, a small mining town, only to resume our drive through the desert area of the Richtersveld toward the Orange River, which acts as a natural divider between South Africa and Namibia. We reside here tonight at a stunning campsite on the banks of the South African side of the river.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Orange River – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

This morning we are given the option of a half-day canoe outing on the sparkling waters of the Orange River that provides us with a chance do some bird spotting or to simply enjoy a relaxing paddle whilst soaking in the picturesque surroundings. Following a delicious afternoon meal, we cross into Namibia where shortly after, we arrive in Fish River Canyon. This canyon is known as the second biggest in the world, at 161 kilometres long, 27 kilometres wide and approximately 550 metres deep. The outer part of the canyon was created by tectonic shifts whilst the inner portion was formed by erosion. There is a driving route that follows the eastern rim, allowing us entry to numerous view points from where we can be witness to the magnificent landscape below as well as breathtaking sunsets.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Canoeing on the Gariep River,  A visit to the Fish River Canyon

Orange River

Day 4

Fish River Canyon – Sesriem, Namibia

Waking early, we make our way north in order to enter the Namib-Naukluft Desert which is one of the oldest in the world. We camp at Sesriem, a short while away from Sossusvlei – a salt and clay pan enclosed by an undulating ocean of sand dunes that are renowned as some of the highest in the world, peaking at the Big Daddy dune which is 380 metres high! Exquisite desert views can be seen from the tops of these incredible dunes. Be sure to take a look at the stars tonight, because this desert sky gives a special performance that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day 5

Sesriem, Namibia

Today we enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park where our morning is spent exploring our amazing surroundings. Here, you will be able to climb the famous Dune 45. Today you will have the opportunity to catch a desert shuttle 5 kilometres into the desert, where you are able to take a stroll to Sossusvlei and explore the area. There will also be a guided walk available for you at an added fee.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Climbing Dune 45 , A Visit to Sossusvlei

 

Day 6

Sesriem – Swakopmund, Namibia

Following our breakfast, we make our way northeast to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at Walvis Bay. Our journey leads us through the Tropic of Capricorn – the invisible line that marks the southernmost point of direct sun and indicates the southern hemisphere’s mid-summers day. We continue along the coast of Walvis Bay for approximately 35 kilometres to reach Namibia’s main holiday resort, Swakopmund, where we spend two relaxing evenings in the calming surrounds. Our lodging for the next two evenings is in dormitories where you will have the option of upgrading to private rooms. These can be booked through your tour leader, however, keep in mind that they are subject to availability.

Meals Included:Breakfast

Day 7

Swakopmund, Namibia

The colonial influence of the Germans who founded Swakopmund in 1982 is still visible today. With a wide selection of charming coffee shops, restaurants and bars, as well as various arts and crafts stores selling Namibian curios, Swakopmund is a lovely place to visit and explore. The city also offers a handful of wonderful beaches as well as a fantastic museum, aquarium and several galleries. The golden beaches and seaside promenade make for a tranquil and refreshing walk, though the ocean waters might be a bit too cold to swim in. Some of our tour group may be leaving us in Swakopmund, but will have their places taken by new adventurers ready and excited to join us for the remainder of our journey.

Meals Included:Breakfast

Optional Activities: Sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more. An activity briefing will be held on arrival in Swakopmund.

Tours to Swakopmund

Day 8

Swakopmund to Brandberg, Namibia

This morning we depart bright and early on our way to Brandberg (through Spitzkoppe). Spitzkoppe is famous for its 1728 m rock formation and sacred site of the ancient San tribe. Explore the surroundings and its San rock painters or simply relax in the beauty.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Visiting Spitzkoppe (Day trip)

Day 9

Brandberg to Etosha National Park, Namibia

We head further north through the Namibian countryside to the surrounding  areas of the Etosha National Park.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

We head to the area of Etosha National Park. Covering 22 700 km2 , Etosha is Namibia’s most famous wilderness and wildlife reserve. After lunch, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Tonight’s camp is situated just outside the parks boundaries, only 10kms from Anderson Gate. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool or a sun downer on the deck before dinner.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Game Drive

Day 11

Etosha National Park, Namibia

This reserve covers an enormous portion of Namibia and is located in the Etosha Pan. This park has an enormously diverse range of animals and birdlife, as well as a broad network of dirt roads that give us a chance to enter even the most secluded park areas.

After a full day of game viewing, we spend the evening relaxing at our camp in the north of the park, Namutoni. After dinner walk down to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals that come down in the evenings.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Game Drive

Optional Activities: Night Game Drive

Etosha

Day 12

Etosha National Park – Windhoek, Namibia

We head out of the Etosha National Park  while doing a game drive. Today’s drive takes us down to Windhoek which is a small capital city but has many places of historical interest. This afternoon is spent at your leisure with time to visit the local museum or haggling at the street side markets.

Optional Dinner at Joe’s Beer house

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 13

Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana

Leaving Namibia behind us in the morning, we make our way to the beautiful Botswana. Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert offering a number of optional activities to partake in.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14

Ghanzi – Maun, Botswana

Maun is the starting point for travel into the Okavango Delta and it is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight we prepare and packs for our overnight night excursion. We recommend bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip as this can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your guide will brief you on what is needed and what to expect prior to your trip to the Delta.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15

Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today you have the opportunity to partake in the overnight excursion into the Delta. Rising early, we pack our expedition vehicle and from Maun we drive north for a few hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango.

Upon arrival you meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. A brief introduction will be given showing you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion

Okavango Delta

Day 16

Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

This morning you have an opportunity to enjoy one last game walk in the Delta before making your way back to Maun.  After our Mokoro ride and vehicle transfer, we arrive back around lunch time and and have the opportunity to participate in an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17

Maun – Nata Region, Botswana

This morning we leave behind this beautiful part of Botswana and travel to the lush campsite called Elephant Sands.  Upon arrival you will have the option to partake in a game drive or a bushwalk. More information will be provided by your guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Game Drive / Bush Walk

Day 18

Nata Region – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Travelling north to the town of Kasane, we set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River.  The River forms a border between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia and is the main water source to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the elephant, hippo and number of bird species from the campsite and enjoy another glorious African sunset.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 19

Chobe National Park, Botswana

We are free to sleep in today, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you are welcome to explore the town of Kasane whilst the rest of the group catches up on slumber. Following lunch, we embark on an enchanting boat cruise along the waters of the Chobe River. When we return to camp, we pack up and head out for our overnight mobile expedition in the Chobe National Park – an overnight experience in the wilderness. One of Botswana’s leading game parks, Chobe is well-known for its enormous herds of elephant. Our afternoon is spent seeking out wildlife whilst we game drive to our campsite that is situated within the park, where we will spend our night surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal wildlife. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled during our game drive for the scarce Sable and Roan Antelope with magnificent horns. Following our evening in the bush, we make our way out early in the morning to carry on our search for wildlife before we depart from our campsite and head back to Kasane and Victoria Falls.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion

Chobe Botswana Tours

Day 20

Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Upon our return to our campsite, we once again board our vehicle and head to the border of Zimbabwe. When we have finished up our border formalities, we travel a brief distance to Victoria Falls. The town of Victoria Falls, named after the renowned World Heritage site as well as the waterfalls, is located on the Zambezi River and is enclosed by the Victoria Falls National Park. Conveniently located in the centre of town, our campsite is within walking distance to the adventure activity booking agents as well as numerous restaurants and shops. A twenty minute stroll along the main road will bring you to the access point to view the mighty falls which are located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Known as  Mosi-oa-Tunya or‘ the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls was named by David Livingstone who discovered them during his adventurous explorations. At 1700 metres wide and approximately 100 metres high, this sheet of falling water is a truly unforgettable African sight. Following our activities briefing, we spend our afternoon unwinding at the campsite’s pool, viewing the majestic Victoria Falls or simply exploring the variety of gorgeous sights and delights of the town.

Meals Included:Brunch

Included Activity: Entrance to Victoria Falls

Day 21

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tour ends after breakfast. If you cannot get enough from the falls, you can book some extra days to spend on unwinding, taking part in a variety of Optional Excursions.

 

Activities

Included in Local Payment

  • This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
  • Township Tour in Cape Town
  • Wine Tasting in Cederberg Area
  • Canoeing on Gariep River
  • Climbing Dune 45
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • A Visit to Sossusvlei
  • Visiting Spitzkoppe (Day trip)
  • Game Drive in Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta Excursion(2 days,1 night)
  • Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls


Other Activities

South Africa

  • Various activities in Cape Town Dependant on the choice of activity
Namibia Swakopmund Activities
  • Quad Biking – 1Hr/2 Hr 100US$
  • Sand Boarding – Lie Down/ Stand Up 55US$ / 70 US$
  • Township Tour 80 US$
  • Tandem Skydive (Weather Permitting) 350 US$
  • Horse Riding (2Hrs) 100 US$
  • Fishing 145 US$
  • Dolphin Cruise 80 US$
  • Kayaking 95 US$
  • Paragliding (Weather Permitting) 150 US$
  • Scenic Flight (various) (Weather Permitting) As per Operator
  • Hot Air Ballooning (Weather Permitting) 450 US$
Botswana
  • Scenic Flight Over Delta (300-350US$ per plane max 5 pax) 100 US$
  • Chobe NP Game Drive 70 US$
Zimbabwe
  • Please ensure that you pay for activities in Victoria Falls with US$ CASH
  • Trip T-Shirt 30 US$
Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting-Full Day 140 US$
  • River Boarding combo Raft & Board 180US$
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi-Half Day/ Full Day 140 US$
  • Half Day Adrenaline - George Swing,ZipLine & Flying Fox 165 US$
  • Bungee Jump (111m) 150 US$
  • Tandem Bungee Jump 180 US$
  • Micro Light over the Falls-15mins 170 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 12 mins 155 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 19 – 25 mins 265 US$

 

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Price

R14,595

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 400





R14,595

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 400

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