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12 Day Namibian Explorer North Overland

R13,950

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 900


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia
Starts Cape Town
Ends Windhoek
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

This 12 Day budget camping Namibian Explorer starts in Cape Town and spots all the highlights of Namibia.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Windhoek

This Cape Town to Windhoek overland is an action-packed budget safari. We travel through diverse scenery, desolate deserts, pounding Atlantic seaboards, game parks, and the wilderness of the Etosha National Park. Experience them all by a variety of exciting adventure activities that will give you the ultimate adrenaline rush.  

Included

  • Meals - 11 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 8 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Activity Package and Optional Activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks - Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAS0428
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town – Cederberg Mountain Region, South Africa

We depart from Cape Town and are given one last opportunity to stop in Table View to take in the exquisite view of the iconic Table Mountain. On our way we will be treated to a delicious wine tasting. Upon arrival at our lodging for the evening, we are given a full briefing of our tour by our resident guides.

The Cederberg Mountains and nature reserve are situated nearby Clan Willliam. They were named after the endangered ancient Clanwilliam Cedar trees which are indigenous to the area, growing up to heights of over 1500 metres. The mountains spread up to 50 kilometres both north and south, and up to 20 kilometres both east and west with the highest summit within the range being Sneeuberg at 2028 metres. This region is comprised of intense sandstone rock formations, usually various shades of red in colour. The Cederberg Wilderness Area is renowned for containing incredible ancient San rock art. It is also well-known for the discovery of significant fossils, specifically within recent years. These fossils are of primitive fish and can be dated back almost 450 million years to the Ordovician Period.

Accommodation: Camp:  Marcuskraal Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Cape Town to Citrusdal ±195 km
Activity Package: Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Cape Town

Day 2

Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River , South Africa

We wake up early in the morning and travel northwards via the detached town of Springbok, renowned for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then continue to our camp situated next to the border of Namibia. The camping site is located on the riverbank that forms a natural divider between South Africa and Namibia.

Accommodation: Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Citrusdal to Vioolsdrift ±509 km
Included Highlight: Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

Day 3

Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

In the morning we have the opportunity to view the wonderful river valley by canoe or just to unwind at the camping site. We will have lunch and afterwards we cross the border, driving into the Fish River Canyon. Before dinner is had at sunset, you can participate on a hike to enjoy the scenery. This is also a fantastic chance to take some gorgeous photos.

Accommodation: Camp: Hobas Campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon ±180 km
Included Highlight: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity: Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax)
Border Post: South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 277 618 760, Open 24 hours Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours

Day 4

Namib – Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Today we reach the Namib-Naukluft National Park after a long day of travelling. After setting up our campsite, this evening you get the opportunity to enjoy the African night sky and beautiful silence of the Namib Desert.

Accommodation: Camp: Sesriem campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km

Day 5

Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

We will wake up really early in the morning to prepare for a hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the opportunity to visit Sossusvlei. In the end of the morning we meet a local expert who will guide us on our hike and will tell us stories about the exceptional desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in these harsh desert conditions.

Accommodation: Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Namib-Naukluft NP – Naukluft Area
Included Highlight: Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4×4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Walk into Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert

Sossusvle dunes

Day 6

Swakopmund, Namibia

We will have a short break to take some photographs while passing through the Tropic of Capricorn. We drive onto Namibia’s Atlantic shoreline and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Often flamingos can be spotted at the Walvis Bay lagoon, just before we reach Swakopmund. Briefed on the variety of Optional Activities available here and then it is time to discover the town before dinner time.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Naukluft Area to Swakopmund
Included Highlight: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 7

Swakopmund, Namibia

Today is free to explore the many adrenalin packed activities in Swakopmund. Take a walk around and enjoy a delicious lunch if you are not participating in the activities.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities:En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Optional Activities: Dolphin cruise, Skydiving, sandboarding, Quad biking, Dinner Out

Day 8

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Leaving the shore, we will travel towards the dry scenery to Spitzkoppe Hill. The tremendous marble monoliths control the otherwise flat scenery. We will set up our campsite on the plateau. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take us on a hike to explore the unique stone structures. The adrenalin seekers among us may want to try climbing up the mountain behind our campsite for some stunning views of the landscape.

Accommodation: Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe with a local guide

Day 9

Himba Tribes – Outjo, Namibia

After some day discovery, we continue north towards Kamanjab. Today we will be able to experience life within a Himba group. The Himba are pastoral individuals and primarily reproduce livestock or goats. They are quickly recognisable by their unique outfit designs. The Himba have been incredibly persistent about maintaining the origins of their lifestyle, but they are also very curious about guests visiting their homes. We make our way to our campsite for the evening in preparation for our time in the Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp: Etotongwo
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Making our way to Etosha National Park, we are treated to incredible views of the vast landscapes as well as game viewing from our truck during our game drives. We spend the night at a camp located inside of the park, where we can relax at their beautiful floodlit waterholes and watch animals visit for an evening drink during the night. For those wanting to partake in an optional game drive this evening may do so.

Accommodation: Camp: Okaukuejo OR Namutoni OR  Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in truck
Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

Etosha National Park

Day 11

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha is the location for some of the most exclusive action viewing encounters in Africa, giving you a chance to witness the normally hidden creatures in this wonderful environment. We will go on several game drives and spend our nights at the numerous waterholes for some fantastic photographs!

Accommodation: Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in truck
Optional Activity Etosha Night Drive

Day 12

Windhoek, Namibia

After an early morning game drive, we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia. On the way we stop at a well-known craft market where you can negotiate for hand-crafted presents to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the economic centre of Namibia. After our arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a brief city trip in our vehicle. Be sure to try out the famous Joe’s Beer House for an interesting food experience!

Our tour ends here.
Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us
Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±445 km
Included Highlight: Drive through Windhoek with the truck
Optional Activity: Dinner at Local Restaurant

 

Activities

The Activity Package allows you to pre purchase select popular activities, reducing the amount of money you need to take on tour. It is not compulsory.

  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner ZAR200
  • Guided desert walk with local expert ZAR350
  • Himba Tribe visit ZAR350


Other Activities

  • South Africa Orange River Half day canoe trip
  • Namibia Swakopmund Quad biking
  • Namibia Swakopmund Sandboarding
  • Namibia Swakopmund Skydiving
  • Namibia Swakopmund Dolphin Cruise
  • Namibia Swakopmund Dinner out
  • Namibia Windhoek Dinner out
  • Etosha National Park Etosha Night Drive
 

 

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R13,950

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 900


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