Cape to Vic Falls and Mozambique

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    Cape to Vic Falls and Mozambique

    Experience the incredible highlights of southern Africa on this 36-day overland adventure.

    Fast Facts

    • Start:Cape Town
    • End:Johannesburg
    • Type:Camping
    • Comfort:Standard
    • Vehicle:Overland Truck
    • Duration:36 days

    Tour Summary

    35 Nights

    Meals: 32 Breakfasts 30 Lunches 28 Dinners

    • DAY 1: Cederberg Mountains, South Africa
    • DAY 2: Gariep River, South Africa
    • DAY 3: Fish River Canyon, Namibia
    • DAY 4: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
    • DAY 5: Sossusvlei, Namibia
    • DAYS 6-7: Sossusvlei, Namibia
    • DAY 8: Spitzkoppe Mountain, Namibia
    • DAY 9: Himba Tribe, Namibia
    • DAYS 10-11: Etosha National Park, Namibia
    • DAY 12: Windhoek, Namibia
    • DAY 13: San Bushman, Botswana
    • DAY 14: Maun, Botswana
    • DAYS 15-16: Okavango Delta, Botswana
    • DAY 17: Baobab trees, Botswana
    • DAY 18: Chobe National Park, Botswana
    • DAYS 19-20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    • DAY 21: Palapye, Botswana
    • DAY 22: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • DAYS 23-24: Hlane Royal National Park, Swaziland
    • DAY 25-26: Praia do Tofo, Mozambique
    • DAY 27: Vilanculos, Mozambique
    • DAYS 28-29: Bazuaruto Archipelago
    • DAYS 30-31: Inhambane, Mozambique
    • DAYS 32: Maputo, Mozambique
    • DAY 33-34: Kruger National Park
    • DAY 35: Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, South Africa
    • DAYS 36: Panorama Route, South Africa.
    Day 1: Making Your Way to the Cederberg

    Leaving the Mother City, you make your way north throughr the West Coast region for the Cederberg Mountains. Check out the impressive rock formations that these sandstone and shale mountains make.

    Spend your first evening sitting around a campfire, learning about your fellow travelers and life on the road.

                   
    • Highlights:  Cape Town, Cederberg
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:L D
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    Day 2: Staying on the Namibia Border

    Continue north as you pass through Namaqualand for the Namibia border and the Gariep River. Every spring, this semi-arid, big sky country comes alive with colour when millions of wildflowers bloom.

    Spend the night looking upon the vast night sky above as you relax by the Gariep River.

                   
    • Highlights:  Gariep River, Namaqualand
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 3: Floating Down the Orange River

    This morning you have the option to float down the Gariep River in a canoe, or you can just relax in the river’s cooling waters. Known to the Nama people as the Gariep, the Orange River is the natural border that divides Namibia and South Africa.

    After lunch, head to the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in world to wander around the rim of the canyon before a light dinner while watching the sunset.

                   
    • Highlights:  Orange River, Fish River Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 4: Discovering the Sesriem Canyon

    Today travel to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, where after setting up camp, you can enjoy a short hike to the Sesriem Canyon. The canyon got its name by the early settlers because it usually took them six (Ses) lengths of thong (Riem) to be able to collect water from the bottom.

    In the evening, enjoy another night of sleeping under the stars, surrounded by the shifting dunes and desert silence.

                   
    • Highlights:  Namib Naukluft National Park, Sesriem Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 5: Ascending Dune 45

    Prepare for an early morning as you get up early to go and hike Dune 45, one of the highest sand dunes in the world. Watch as the sun rises over these massive structures turning their sand from red to shades of orange.

    Afterwards, go on a guided hike with a local expert, who’ll teach you about this unique ecosystem. Stop at the unique attractions of the Deadvlei – a clay pan spotted with several dead camel thorn trees. 

                   
    • Highlights: Sossusveli, Dune 45, Deadvlei
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 6-7: Getting a Little German Culture in Swakopmund

    After a brief stop at the Tropic of Capricorn, continue through the amazing Namib Desert and the moon-like landscape of the Kuiseb Valley to Walvis Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. If you are fortunate, when you stop at the town’s lagoon, the resident flamingos can be seen.

    Then it’s on to the idyllic coastal town of Swakopmund. Spend the rest of the day wandering around this old historic German town.

    The next day is yours to enjoy as you wish. There are many heart-pumping adventure activities to choose from, or you could just check out some of quaint shops and cafes in the town.

                   
    • Highlights: Walvis Bay, Swakopmund
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 6:B L
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    • Meals Day 7:B D
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    Day 8: Experiencing the Mysticism of Spitzkoppe

    Leaving Swakopmund behind, you’ll head inland to the mysterious, limestone monolith of Spitzkoppe Mountain where you set up camp at its base. In the afternoon, take an included walk to explore this unique rock formation, and the san rock art.

    For the adventurous you may want to climb the mountain near the camp site to get some amazing views of the landscape.

                   
    • Highlights: Spitzkoppe Mountain
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 9: Meeting the Himba People

    Today wake up early to do some more exploration before driving towards Kamanjab where you can meet some of the local people of the area. The local Himba people are a semi-nomadic group who are easily recognisable from their unique style of dress.

    Stay tonight on a cheetah farm, and have the option to visit these big cats.

                   
    • Highlights: Kamanjab, Himba Tribe, Cheetah Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 10-11: Exploring Etosha National Park

    This morning make your way to one of Namibia’s premier game parks – Etosha National Park. Home to over 550 different species of animal and birdlife, you are bound to have a great game viewing experience. Etosha also has close to 3,000 elephants, and one of the biggest populations of black rhino in Africa.

    Spend the next two days exploring this fascinating game park on a few game drives during the mornings and late afternoons stopping at the several waterholes to observe the animals as they come for a drink. After dinner, venture over to the camp’s floodlit water hole.

                   
    • Highlights: Etosha National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 12: Overnight in Windhoek

    After an early morning game drive set off for Namibia’s largest city and capital – Windhoek. Along the way, stop at a local craft market to shop for some gifts. Once in Windhoek, head out for dinner (own expense).

    Windhoek is the cultural, social, and economic centre of Namibia, so there will be plenty of choice of restaurant options, and activities to do while there. 

                   
    • Highlights: Windhoek
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L
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    Day 13: Heading into Botswana

    Today is another early start as you’ll be crossing into Botswana and continuing on to small farm town of Ghanzi. In the afternoon, you can meet with some of the San community, and watch a traditional tribal dance show. 

                   
    • Highlights: Ghanzi
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 14-16: Floating Through the Okavango Delta

    Your journey, today, takes you to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta. If time permits, you may be able to visit a crocodile farm or take a scenic flight over the Delta before your 2-night excursion.

    The next day board a 4x4 truck that will take you to the polling station on the edge of the Delta. Here a member of the local community will be your poler and take you into the world’s largest inland delta. Once you are set, hop into a traditional dugout canoe, known as a mokoro, and float through the waterways.

    Spend the next two days, once in the delta, on a few nature walks in search of the resident wildlife, such as elephants, hippos, and giraffes. In the evenings, sit around the campfire listening to the sounds of the wild all around you. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun, Okavango Delta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 17: Chobe National Park

    This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in a game drive in Chobe and in the afternoon we enjoy a sunset river cruise in the park where elephants, hippo, crocodile, eland and many other creatures abound.  Today is all about game-viewing in this wildlife mecca.

                   
    • Highlights:Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 18: Cruising on the Chobe River

    Your camp for tonight is on the banks of the Chobe River near the well-known Chobe National Park. Spend the evening on an optional sunset cruise up the river into the park for an excellent opportunity to view the park’s wildlife and get some amazing sunset pictures. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 19-20: White water Rafting on the Zambezi River

    After the opportunity to take an optional morning game drive in Chobe National Park, you’ll make your way for the adrenalin-filled town of Victoria Falls. Arriving early enough for lunch, use the afternoon to visit one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls before taking another sunset cruise, this time up the Zambezi River.

    Spend the next day rafting on the Zambezi River, bungee jumping, or on a lion walk to just name a few of the activities you can partake in.

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 21: Traveling South to Palapye

    You will have a very wake up this morning as you cross back into Botswana as you journey south to Palapye, for the night at a lively campsite. 

                   
    • Highlights: Palapye
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 22: Finding the Gold Rush in Johannesburg

    Today will be another early morning as you enter South Africa and make your way on sealed roads to Johannesburg. If time permits, book an afternoon half day tour of Soweto or the city itself.

                   
    • Highlights: Johannesburg
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: none
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    Days 23-24: Searching for a King in Swaziland

    Departing Johannesburg, travel east through the picturesque Mpumalanga province to the Kingdom of Swaziland. After crossing the border, continue until the Hlane Royal National Park – a huge nature reserve, home to lion, elephant, and white rhino.

    Explore this magnificent park on foot, by hiring a mountain bike, or booking a game drive. The park was once the private hunting grounds of the Swazi Royal Family but is now Swaziland’s largest protected area.

                   
    • Highlights: Swaziland, Hlane Royal National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 25-26: Swimming in the Indian Ocean in Mozambique

    This morning leave Swaziland and cross into Mozambique as you travel north up the stunning coast to Praia do Tofo and your campsite for the next two nights. Refresh after your travel day with a nice swim in the warm Indian Ocean.

    The next day is yours to enjoy. Spend it snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, take a walk along the beautiful white sandy beaches, or book a fishing excursion. Tofo can be one of the best places to view the world’s largest fish – the whale shark.

                   
    • Highlights: Praia do Tofo
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 27: Journey to Vilanculos

    Today you will continue up the coast to Vilanculos – the launching point for your Bazaruto excursion. Along the way stop at a local craft market to do some souvenir shopping.

                   
    • Highlights: Bazaruto
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 28-29: Sailing the Bazaruto Archipelago

    Board a traditional sailing vessel, known as a Dhow, and set sail for the Bazaruto Archipelago for the next two nights. Here you’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling or swim in one Southern Africa’s largest marine parks. Enjoy staying the night at a campsite right on the beach.

                   
    • Highlights: Bazaruto Archipelago
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 30-31: Sun and Sand in Inhambane

    After returning from the islands, you make your way south through beautiful coconut plantations to the historic European settlement of Inhambane. The area has a very relaxed nature, and possesses some stunning beaches.

    Arriving in the afternoon, you have two days to experience this idyllic paradise from your campsite which is right on the beach. Take the opportunity to go horseback riding, quad biking, or on a boat cruise.

                   
    • Highlights: Vilanculos
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 32: Touring Maputo

    From Inhambane, continue south to the energetic capital of Mozambique – Maputo. Formerly known as Lourenzo Marques, you’ll have some time in the afternoon to go on a city tour, including the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao and the Central Railway Station. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maputo
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 33-34: Game Viewing in Kruger National Park

    Returning to South Africa, make your way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, where you’ll spend two days searching for Africa’s Big 5. Experience this stunning game park on included morning and afternoon game drives as well as on optional game walks at dawn or night drives.

    Kruger is home to not only the Big 5, but also to nearly 140 other mammal species, including the hippo, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species. Several predators, such as leopard, wild dog, and the spotted hyena live within the park.

                   
    • Highlights: Kruger National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 35: Visiting Mholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

    Sadly, this morning, you will need to depart Kruger, and start your journey back to Johannesburg, but not before one final night at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Mpumalanga. The centre works on re-educating injured animals before releasing them back into the wild.

                   
    • Highlights: Kruger National Park, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 36: Driving to Johannesburg

    This morning take a guided game walk with a local expert in the Timbavati wildlife area before you continue to Johannesburg. Along the way stop at Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes on the Panorama Route.

    Your tour will end upon your arrival at Johannesburg, though you may choose to go out for one final dinner (not included) with your fellow travelers.

                   
    • Highlights: Timbavati, Panorama Route, Johannesburg
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    • Meals: B L
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 05 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 ZAR 35250 ZAR 11070
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • October 26 October 2017 30 November 2017 November 05 November 2017 10 December 2017 November 16 November 2017 21 December 2017 November 26 November 2017 31 December 2017 December 07 December 2017 11 January 2018