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13 Day Cape Town to Windhoek Overland

R10,395

+ Local Payment USD 240

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  • Cape Town
  • Wine tasting
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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia,
Starts Cape Town
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Max 26-30
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

This 13 day overland safari takes you from Cape Town through the Namib desert and ending in Windhoek.

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
Windhoek

Highlights

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe (day trip)
  • Etosha National Park

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Departure Transfer
  • 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

SKU: CAS0939
 

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, Namibia

The tour comes to an end after breakfast

Meals Included:Breakfast

 

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
  • A visit to Fish River Canyon
  • Climbing Dune 45, Namib Naukluft National Park
  • A Visit to Sossusvlei
  • Visiting Spitzkoppe (Day trip)


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$

 

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Price

R10,395

+ Local Payment USD 240





R10,395

+ Local Payment USD 240

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