Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Price: From ZAR 17250 per person

    Cape Town to Victoria Falls

    Spend 20 days exploring some of the best highlights between Cape Town and Victoria Falls.

    Fast Facts

    • Start: Cape Town
    • End: Victoria Falls
    • Type: Camping
    • Comfort:Standard
    • Vehicle:Overland Truck
    • Duration:20 days

    Day 1: Leaving the Mother City Behind

    Following a brief stop to get some last minute pictures of Table Mountain over Table Bay, continue north for the Cederberg mountain region. Enjoy the view that these spectacular rock formations of sandstone and shale produce. Along the way stop at a local !Kwattu village for a guided tour with a San guide. 

                   
    • Highlights: Cederberg Mountains
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: L D
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    Day 2: Crossing the Orange River

    Continue north as you travel through the big sky country of the Namaqua land, crossing the Gariep River into Namibia. In the spring the region becomes a colourful array of reds, blues, and greens as millions of wild flowers bloom.

    The evening is spent sitting under the stars around a camp fire getting to know your fellow travellers. 

                   
    • Highlights: Orange River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 3: Looking Down into the Fish River Canyon

    Before beginning your travels for the day, you can choose between a relaxing morning of sitting along the riverbank of the Orange River, or embark on a half-day canoe adventure floating down the river.

    After lunch make your way north to Fish River Canyon – the second largest canyon in the world. First, stop at your campsite in Hobas to set up, before heading over to the canyon to view the sunset.

                   
    • Highlights: Fish River Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 4: Spending the Night in Big Sky Country

    Today is a bit of a long driving day as you journey into the remote hinterland of Namibia. There’ll be an opportunity to stop along the way to stock up on some supplies for the day, such as water or biltong – South African dried meat. 

    Set off in the afternoon to visit the smaller, but just as intriguing Sesriem Canyon. If you don’t mind the potential of bugs, tonight is an excellent night for sleeping out under the stars beside the fire. 

                   
    • Highlights: Namib-Naukluft National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: L D
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    Day 5: Climbing Dune 45

    Today wake up early and head into the Namib-Naukluft National Park where you can hike up the impressive Dune 45 as the sun rises into the sky. Marvel at how the sun turns the sands of these massive dunes from reds to oranges and apricots.

    After your climb, join your fellow travelers for a nice breakfast at the overland truck before taking a guided tour with a local expert who’ll explain the desert ecosystem, and possibly take you to the Deadvlei – a clay pan interspersed with dead camel thorn trees. 

                   
    • Highlights: Sossusvlei
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 6-7: Getting a Rush in Swakopmund

    Following a quick stop to get a picture crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, travel through the moon-like landscape of the Kuiseb Valley to the adventure capital of Namibia, Swakopmund. Along the way, you may stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon to observe the flamingos that frequent it. 

    Once in Swakopmund, enjoy the rest of the day as you explore the town before dinner (not included) at one of the local restaurants. 

    The next day get your heart pumping with some optional adrenalin activities such as quad biking, skydiving, or sand boarding. For those not look for so much excitement, explore the quaint town of Swakopmund as you wander the streets stopping at the many shops and cafes in the town centre. 

                   
    • Highlights: Swakopmund
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 6: B L
    • Meals Day 7: B
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    Day 8: Discovering Spitzkoppe

    This morning leave all the modern amenities of life behind as you travel inland to the mysterious Spitzkoppe. The area is a sacred site to the San people and consists of the core of an ancient volcano that had the outside layers eroded away. 

    Tonight camp out in the wild. Without the diffusion of light, marvel at how bright and many stars there are in the sky. You’ll almost want to reach up and touch them. 

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

    Start your day with some exploration of the area before you travel towards Kamanjab. Once at the camp, visit a local Himba village and learn about these semi-nomadic people who are easily recognised by their unique style of dress. 

                   
    • Highlights: Himba village tour
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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

    Your journey continues to the north through to Namibia’s premier game park – Etosha National Park. With nearly 340 bird and 100 mammals species, including 3,000 elephants and the biggest population of black rhino, you will have one of the most varied game viewing experiences in Africa. 

    Spend two days exploring this fantastic park for as much wildlife as you can on several morning and late afternoon game drives. In the evening, wander over to the camp’s floodlit water hole to view some of the nocturnal animals that come for a drink. 

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

    Have one last morning game drive before you set off south to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Stop along the way to do some shopping at the local craft market. 

    Embark in the afternoon on a short city tour, followed by an evening out at one of Windhoek’s interesting restaurants, such as Joe’s Beer House – a unique restaurant in both décor and dishes. 

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

    Today you head east to the Buitepos border crossing and cross into Botswana as you continue on to Ghanzi for the night. Once at the camp take the opportunity to visit a local bushman community and experience some traditional dancing. 

                   
    • Highlights: Ghanzi
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 14-16: Marveling at the Mighty Victoria Falls

    Your day will start early as you make your way to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta – and your stop for the night in preparation for your 2-night bush camping experience. You may want to stock up on a few supplies while in town. 

    The next morning board a 4x4 vehicle for your drive to the mokoro station on the edge of the Delta. From here you hop into a traditional dug out canoe and tranquilly float further into the Delta.

    Spend the next two days exploring the crystal clear waters and countless islands on either foot or in the mokoro for an amazing variety of animals and birds. 

    Note: Malaria is high in the Delta, and so you should cover yourselves and use repellent.

                   
    • Highlights: Okavango Delta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 17: Making Your Way to the Makgadikgadi Pans

    Today say goodbye to the Delta and continue eastward towards Gweta – a small town situated between Maun and Nata, near the Makgadikgadi Pans.

                   
    • Highlights: Gweta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 18: Searching for Elephants on the Chobe River

    After traveling up ‘elephant alley’ you arrive in the town of Kasane, where you’ll set up camp along the banks of the Chobe River. In the late afternoon, set out on a sunset cruise down the river as you sit back and view the impressive wildlife that comes to the shoreline to cool off. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 19: Visiting the Smoke That Thunders

    Arriving in Victoria Falls around lunch, you have time to plan your activities for tomorrow, while taking the afternoon to visit the mighty ‘smoke that thunders’ – Victoria Falls. 

    Finish the day with a stunning sunset cruise on the waters of the Zambezi River, again observing the impressive wildlife that use the waters of the river to cool off. 

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L
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    Day 20: Tour Ends in Victoria Falls

    Your tour, officially, ends after breakfast, but you still have time in the day to partake in one of the many adrenalin filled activities – white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flights over the Falls – before your flight, or the continuation of your travels. How you finish your tour will be up to you, but one way or another, it’ll be excellent we’re sure. 

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Meals: B
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    Pricing is meant as a guide only. All prices are subject to availability, change/increase without notice and seasonabilty. Most of the overland tours are priced on a per person basis, but options and rates vary from supplier to supplier. Please note that many overland tours charge a local payment rate, which is paid directly to your trip leader upon the day of departure - this is an addition to the trip price. We have included the local payment rates for your benefit only. Contact us via Enquiry Form for an accurate, market-best rate.

    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 ZAR 17250 ZAR 7620
    Tour Departures Dates
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    • March 26 March 2017 14 April 2017 March 30 March 2017 18 April 2017 April 02 April 2017 21 April 2017 April 06 April 2017 25 April 2017 April 09 April 2017 28 April 2017 April 13 April 2017 02 May 2017 April 16 April 2017 05 May 2017 April 20 April 2017 09 May 2017 April 23 April 2017 12 May 2017 April 27 April 2017 16 May 2017 April 30 April 2017 19 May 2017 May 04 May 2017 23 May 2017 May 07 May 2017 26 May 2017 May 11 May 2017 30 May 2017 May 14 May 2017 02 June 2017 May 18 May 2017 06 June 2017 May 21 May 2017 09 June 2017 May 25 May 2017 13 June 2017 May 28 May 2017 16 June 2017 June 01 June 2017 20 June 2017 June 04 June 2017 23 June 2017 June 08 June 2017 27 June 2017 June 11 June 2017 30 June 2017 June 15 June 2017 04 July 2017 June 18 June 2017 07 July 2017 June 22 June 2017 11 July 2017 June 25 June 2017 14 July 2017 June 29 June 2017 18 July 2017 July 02 July 2017 21 July 2017 July 06 July 2017 25 July 2017 July 09 July 2017 28 July 2017 July 13 July 2017 01 August 2017 July 16 July 2017 04 August 2017 July 20 July 2017 08 August 2017 July 23 July 2017 11 August 2017 July 27 July 2017 15 August 2017 July 30 July 2017 18 August 2017 August 03 August 2017 22 August 2017 August 06 August 2017 25 August 2017 August 10 August 2017 29 August 2017 August 13 August 2017 01 September 2017 August 17 August 2017 05 September 2017 August 20 August 2017 08 September 2017 August 24 August 2017 12 September 2017 August 27 August 2017 15 September 2017 August 31 August 2017 19 September 2017 September 03 September 2017 22 September 2017 September 07 September 2017 26 September 2017 September 10 September 2017 29 September 2017 September 14 September 2017 03 October 2017 September 17 September 2017 06 October 2017 September 21 September 2017 10 October 2017 September 24 September 2017 13 October 2017 September 28 September 2017 17 October 2017 October 01 October 2017 20 October 2017 October 05 October 2017 24 October 2017 October 08 October 2017 27 October 2017 October 12 October 2017 31 October 2017 October 15 October 2017 03 November 2017 October 19 October 2017 07 November 2017 October 22 October 2017 10 November 2017 October 26 October 2017 14 November 2017 October 29 October 2017 17 November 2017 November 02 November 2017 21 November 2017 November 05 November 2017 24 November 2017 November 09 November 2017 28 November 2017 November 12 November 2017 01 December 2017 November 16 November 2017 05 December 2017 November 19 November 2017 08 December 2017 November 23 November 2017 12 December 2017 November 26 November 2017 15 December 2017 November 30 November 2017 19 December 2017 December 03 December 2017 22 December 2017 December 07 December 2017 26 December 2017 December 10 December 2017 29 December 2017 December 14 December 2017 02 January 2018 December 17 December 2017 05 January 2018 December 21 December 2017 09 January 2018 December 24 December 2017 12 January 2018 December 28 December 2017 16 January 2018 December 31 December 2017 19 January 2018