Cape to Vic Falls Explorer

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: South Africa Namibia Botswana Zimbabwe

Tour Dates

2021
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From EURO 3490 pp
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Overview

Cape – Vic Falls Accommodated Explorer

Cape – Vic Falls Accommodated Explorer – An epic accommodated journey through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe covering Fish River Canyon, the wildlife in Etosha Pan National Park, the Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and the amazing Victoria Falls!

A variety filled journey covering the must see highlights of both Cape Town to Victoria Falls is one of the classic ‘overland’ routes for Southern Africa. The safari is a variety filled journey including the Namib Desert, Etosha NP and the Okavango.

This trip is an affordable accommodated adventure. The uni-visa between Zimbabwe and Zambia makes travel between both sides of the falls easy.

Excludes single supplement. However, if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

21 day small group accommodated safari
Departs: Cape Town
Ends: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Countries visited: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe

Highlights:

  1. Cape Town – Cape Point day tour
  2. Fish River Canyon – walking
  3. Namib Desert – Sossusvlei dunes
  4. Swakopmund – dune boarding & quad biking
  5. Etosha National Park – game drives
  6. Okavango Delta – mokoro excursion
  7. Chobe National Park – river cruise
  8. Victoria Falls – white water rafting

Overnight
19 nights on safari we stay at guest houses, chalets and small lodges including tented lodges, with en-suite facilities. 1 night in the Cederberg where chalets with two bedrooms share a bathroom.

Meals

  1. 20 breakfasts
  2. 16 lunches
  3. 11 dinners

Of which 7 breakfasts are provided by the lodges.
The remaining included meals are provided by the crew, prepared at the vehicle and eaten around the campfire or at the boma.

Special Interest:

See magnificently dressed Herero women whose traditional dress is reminiscent of the early German colonization of German South-West Africa. Herero Dolls made in this fashion can be bought as curios and make wonderful gifts.

Sustainable Tourism:

During our stay in Damaraland a local guide takes us to visit a San Bushman Rock Art site and the entrance fees go towards ensuring that the area remains protected for future generations, and that the local community benefits directly from tourism.

*** NOTE prices are subject to change.

*2020 Rate 3490 EURO per person sharing Excludes single supplement but if you are happy to share – no single supplement will apply.

***2021 Prices are subject to change, currently based on 2020 rates

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: CAPE TOWN

Distance/time: Full day Cape Peninsular tour is 160km which takes between 6 and 8 hours.

Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. Departing, after a tour briefing, from Cape Town at 08:00am we visit Hout Bay harbour en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. We sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (own expense).

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Nature Point

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Sweetest Guesthouses – is a collection of individually decorated houses in a metropolitan area of Cape Town near the V&A Waterfront. The Sunway group may be spread amongst any of the houses, within walking distance of each other, and the group breakfasts will be taken in the same house. Rooms are twin with en-suite facilities (or similar guest house).

Meals

Meals:

No Meals

Day 2: CEDERBERG

Distance/time: 250kms, ± 3½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness with giant sandstone boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes. We head north to the Cederberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees, and walk in the Cedarberg

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Western Cape Nature Conservation – 2 twin share bedrooms in each chalet with 1 bathroom shared between 2 rooms.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: GARIEP RIVER

Distance/time: 500kms, ± 7 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

We make our way into the more arid regions and upon entering Namibia, we stay at a lodge on the Gariep River. Namibia’s southern border river flows quietly and peacefully and the river valley is hardly affected by tourism. The riverbed is sandy, the water clean and clear. Time free for swimming and relaxing or you can venture down the river in canoes (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Felix Unite, twin share cabanas with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Half day canoe safari Hotel: Bar, restaurant, telephone. Internet cafe available

Day 4: FISH RIVER CANYON

Distance/time: 300kms, ± 4 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

The Fish River Canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With its depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. We make our way to the canyon and in the afternoon watch a spectacular sunset as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to look out point at Fish River Canyon

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Canon Mountain Camp – twin share chalet with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

WiFi not available

Day 5 - 6: NAMIB DESERT

Distance/time: 550kms, ± 7½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

The parched Namib Desert has endless orange dunes blown into sharp ridges by the sand-shifting wind and at Sossusvlei they form a gateway into the Namib Desert. We will walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of our lodge outside the national park watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes. (If you prefer not to do the 4km walk to Sossusvlei there is an optional own expense 4WD transfer)

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Sesriem Canyon and Naukluft National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Desert Camp – twin share permanent tents with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 5 & 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: On arrival at Sossusvlei the guide will walk with the group into Sossusvlei (+/- 3.5km). For those clients who do not want to walk, there are 4WD vehicles that can drive you in. The 4WD, is an own expense (+/- N$85 each way) and is optional. Camp: Restaurant, swimming pool & bar. WiFi not available

Day 7 – 8: SWAKOPMUND

Distance/time: 350kms, ± 5 hours excluding stops for sightseeing

Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort with a slightly nostalgic atmosphere, characterized by numerous colonial buildings. In terms of flora, both the Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Kokerboom grow on the stony plains of the Namib and many beautiful specimens surround this coastal town. Swakopmund is also the adventure activity capital of Namibia. Day free to explore the town or try dune boarding or sea kayaking (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Hotel Pension a la Mer - twin share standard rooms with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 7: Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense) DAY 8: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Sand boarding, Skydiving, Ocean canoe safari, Scenic flights & many more Hotel: Telephone & restaurant. WiFi in main building

Day 9: DAMARALAND

Distance/time: 350kms ± 6 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

Namibia is a land of great contrasts and Damaraland demonstrates this with stark plains, petrified forests and ancient valleys leading to rocky outcrops and the soaring peaks of the Brandberg Massif Mountains.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Cape Cross Seal colony, San Rock Art

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Brandberg White Lady Lodge – twin share chalets with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Lodge: Bar, restaurant & swimming pool. WiFi not available

Day 10 – 11: ETOSHA NP

Distance/time: 400kms, ± 5½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing + full day game drive in Etosha NP

Once a vast lake fed by the Kunene River, the pan that is Etosha NP dried up thousands of years ago when the river waters chose a new course. Etosha is big game country. We take game drives around the huge pan to find the elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes. We stay at a lodge on the outskirts of the national park.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Etosha National Park, full day game drive in Etosha NP

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Tarentaal Guest Farm – private working farm outside Etosha National Park. Twin rooms with en-suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 10 & 11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Farm: Swimming pool, bar & telephone. WiFi not available

Day 12: WINDHOEK

Distance/time: 500kms, ± 7 hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

This pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era. The charm of the city of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. We visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guest House – twin rooms with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Guest House: Swimming pool, restaurant & bar.

Day 13: KALAHARI

Distance/time: 550kms, ± 7½ hours excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing & lunch

Crossing into Botswana we overnight in huts in the heart of the Kalahari. We take a walk with the local Bushmen to learn fascinating bush skills.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Nature walk with local San bushman

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Dqae Qare San Lodge – en-suite rooms.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Lodge: WiFi not available

Day 14 - 16: OKAVANGO DELTA

Distance/time: 400km, ± 5½ hours

The Okavango Delta is the only inland delta in the world. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water, spreads over 15000sq km of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels. We journey deep into the Okavango Delta on mekoro (dugouts). We have 2 nights at our tented camp and enjoy game walks, swimming, the birdlife and game in this pristine wilderness area.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance to Okavango Delta, game walk and Mokoro excursion

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: 2 nights Okavango Delta, Guma Lagoon – twin en-suite canvas chalets.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 14 & 15: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Guma Lagoon: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant. Wifi available in lounge

Day 16: MAUN

Distance/time: 320km, +/- 5½ hours

Making our way around the Okavango we head to Maun where we have an evening meal at a local restaurant (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Island Safari Lodge – standard twin rooms with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD120-150) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft) Lodge: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi available

Day 17: MAKGADIKGADI PANS

Distance/time: 320km, ± 4 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing + 2 hour 4WD transfer out of delta

The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi are the size of Switzerland and most of the time appear as a glaring, white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as the pans come to life with frantically feeding water birds and great herds of zebra, wildebeest and springbok.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Makgadikgadi Pans

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Nata Lodge – twin share luxury tents with en suite facilities (or Pelican Lodge,– twin share rooms with en suite facilities.)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Day 18 - 19: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Distance/time: 300kms, ± 3½ hours excluding stops for sightseeing & lunch

Chobe National Park is famous for large herds of elephant and buffalo. We explore the national park on a morning game drive and spend the rest of the day on the river, enjoying lunch on our cruise boat with spectacular wildlife viewing.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Chobe NP entrance fee, 3 hour morning game drive + full day on river cruise in Chobe NP

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Thebe River Safaris – twin chalets with en-suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 18 & 19: Breakfast, Lunch (Dinner own expense)

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Thebe: Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone. WiFi available

Day 20 - 21: ZIMBABWE/ VICTORIA FALLS

Distance/time: 70kms – 1 hour, excluding border formalities

Magnificent Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. David Livingstone ‘discovered’ the falls in 1885 and named them after his Queen. The scene he encountered was a mile-wide (1.6 km) sheer basalt fault line over which the mighty Zambezi tumbled to a depth of 100m, creating a cloud of spray. The falls are also the centre of a wide range of activities, including white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, scenic flights or a 111m bungi jump (own expense). Tour ends at 08:00am at the hotel.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Includes: Entrance fees to Vic Falls

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight: Shearwater Explorers Village, twin rooms with en-suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

DAY 20: Breakfast (Lunch, Dinner own expense) DAY 21: Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Optional Activities: White water rafting, sunset cruises, scenic flights & many more Explorers Village: Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone. WiFi available

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