Southern Sun

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Price: From ZAR 13900 per person

    Southern Sun

    Experience the highlights of Southern Africa as you travel from Cape Town to Vic Falls on this 21 day adventure.

    Fast Facts
    • Start: Cape Town
    • End: Victoria Falls
    • Type: Camping
    • Comfort: Standard
    • Vehicle: Overland Truck
    • Duration: 21 days

    Day 1: Tasting Some Wine in the Cederberg

    Departing Cape Town travel north through the Piketberg Pass and the fruit producing area of the Cederberg to your camp site. Situated among some local wine farms, you have the opportunity to visit and taste their delicious products, or spend a few hours exploring the stunning Cederberg Mountains.

                   
    • Highlights: Cederberg
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: L D
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    Day 2: Cooling Down in the Orange River

    Continuing north drive through the Namaqualand, a region well-known for its colourful display of wild flowers in the spring time, towards the Orange River, your stop for the night. Spend the night relaxing on banks of the river as you watch the stars come out in the millions.

                   
    • Highlights: Orange River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 3: Wandering the Rim of the Fish River Canyon

    In the morning, why not explore the Orange River on an optional half-day canoe excursion. The slow pace of the river allows you to do some bird watching and to observe the stunning scenery. After lunch at the camp site, cross into Namibia and make your way to the famous Fish River Canyon. Here, you’ll have the chance to wander around the rim and take in some of the breathtaking views. 

                   
    • Highlights: Fish River Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 4: Sleeping under the Starry Big Sky

    Continuing north enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park and drive to your base for the night at Sesriem. Marvel at the number of stars you can observe as you sleep out in the middle of no where.

                   
    • Highlights: Namib-Naukluft National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 5: Watching the Sunrise from Dune 45

    Wake up early and make your way to Sossusvlei to spend the morning exploring the world’s highest sand dunes. Climb Dune 45 and view a spectacular sunrise from its top before enjoying a hot breakfast at the base. Later take the opportunity to, optionally, hire a local guide to teach you about the area. Exit the park in the afternoon to drive to the small settlement of Solitaire for a slice of Apple Crumble. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 6-8: Getting a Rush in Swakopmund

    This morning watch the sunrise over the Namib Mountains before making the trip through the Namib Desert to the Atlantic Ocean. Turning north along the coast, arrive in Swakopmund – Namibia’s adventure capital – for three nights of fun and relaxation.

    Over the next two days, enjoy all the activities this former German town has to offer. There are a number of adventure activities to choose from such as quad biking and sand boarding in the dunes, skydiving, or taking a scenic flight over the desert.

    For a more relaxing time, wander the streets, doing some shopping and sipping a coffee at one of the many cafes. There are also some nice beaches to walk along, and cultural attractions to visit.

                   
    • Highlights: Swakopmund
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 6: Brunch
    • Meals Day 7-8: B
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    Day 9: Brandberg (UIS) to Etosha National Park Area

    Today’s drive takes us further north through the Namibian countryside to our campsite, located in the vicinity of the National Park.

                   
    • Highlights: Brandberg
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 10: Etosha National Park Area

    We head to the area of Etosha National Park. Covering 22 700 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! 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, followed by a relaxing evening in this interesting bar.

                   
    • Highlights: Game Drive in the Etosha National Park Area
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 11-12: Game Viewing in Etosha National Park

    After a brief stop for supplies in Outjo, travel to Namibia’s most famous game park – Etosha National Park. Surrounding the Etosha Pan, the park is home to a large variety of animal and bird life, including 4 of the Big 5 – only one missing is the buffalo. Spend the remainder of the day driving around searching for wildlife before retiring to a camp inside the park.

    The next day continue to drive around the park searching for the game you have not yet seen. Stopping at several of the water holes in the park to catch a glimpse of these animals as they get a drink. At the end of the second day, leave the park to head for your night’s accommodation.

                   
    • Highlights: Etosha National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 13: Grootfontein to Divundu

    Today you head to the north-eastern part of Namibia, the Kavango region. Notice the difference of this area compared to the rest of the country. Situated on the Kavango River, your camp site has some spectacular views, and the occasional hippo grazing on the lawn.

                 
    • Highlights: Kavango River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 14: Spending the Night in Maun

    Crossing into Botswana, follow the Okavango River along the western side of the Okavango Delta to the town of Maun. Spend the evening preparing your day pack for your optional 2-night excursion into the world’s largest inland delta.

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 15-16: Cruising Around the Okavango Delta

    Board a 4x4 vehicle and drive north for a few hours to a polling station on the water’s edge of the Okavango Delta. Transfer into a mokoro – a traditional dug out canoe – and tranquilly float your way through the waterways until your guide finds a place to camp. After setting up camp, begin to explore this fascinating region in search of wildlife.

    The next day continue your exploration of this unique ecosystem as you partake in some guided game walks and mokoro cruises.  The Delta has an amazing variety of animals and bird life.

    Those who don’t want to go on the excursion can stay at the camp site in Maun, and relax by the swimming pool, visit the nearby crocodile farm, or even book a day trip into the Delta.

                   
    • Highlights: Okavango Delta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 17: Flying Over the Delta

    After a final game walk in the Delta,  break camp, and return to Maun arriving in the early afternoon. There should be enough time for you to complete your journey of the Delta with an optional scenic flight over the place you just spent two days.

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 18-19: Exploring the Chobe National Park

    Heading east along the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan you join with the main north-south highway and head north to the town of Kasane. Keep your eyes open for elephants who sometimes graze on the side of the road. 

    p>In the late afternoon, once in Kasane, enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Many times you can see elephants, hippos, and other wildlife coming down to the river for a drink.

    The following morning explore the town of Kasane before returning to camp for lunch. Following lunch head back into Chobe for an optional sleep-out activity in the park. Renowned for its elephants, Chobe is home to several large animals including lions, giraffes and buffalo.

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 20-21: Adrenalin in Victoria Falls

    Depart Botswana as you cross into Zimbabwe and drive to the adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls. As a natural wonder of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls is an attraction not to be missed. The rest of your day once you arrive at the camp site is yours to explore this stunning attraction, and the delights of the town.

    On your second day, your tour will officially end after breakfast, but you should have time to enjoy one or two of the activities this town is famous for. Otherwise, book an extra night and ensure your chance to partake in several of them.

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Meals: B
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 10 January 2016 - 11 June 2017 ZAR 13900 USD 780
    • 25 June 2017 - 15 April 2018 ZAR 14595 USD 400
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • April 02 April 2017 22 April 2017 April 16 April 2017 06 May 2017 April 30 April 2017 20 May 2017 May 14 May 2017 03 June 2017 May 28 May 2017 17 June 2017 June 11 June 2017 01 July 2017 June 25 June 2017 15 July 2017 July 09 July 2017 29 July 2017 July 23 July 2017 12 August 2017 August 06 August 2017 26 August 2017 August 20 August 2017 09 September 2017 September 03 September 2017 23 September 2017 September 17 September 2017 07 October 2017 October 01 October 2017 21 October 2017 October 15 October 2017 04 November 2017 October 29 October 2017 18 November 2017 November 12 November 2017 02 December 2017 November 26 November 2017 16 December 2017 December 10 December 2017 30 December 2017 December 24 December 2017 13 January 2018 January 07 January 2018 27 January 2018 January 21 January 2018 10 February 2018 February 04 February 2018 24 February 2018 February 18 February 2018 10 March 2018 March 04 March 2018 24 March 2018 March 18 March 2018 07 April 2018 April 01 April 2018 21 April 2018 April 15 April 2018 05 May 2018