Cape to Windhoek Adventure

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Windhoek Namibia
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: South Africa Namibia

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
April
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  • February
  • March
  • April
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From ZAR 13400 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 490)
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Overview

On this Cape to Windhoek Adventure your journey begins at South Africa’s gateway. Gaze at the spectacle that greeted the early explorers, as Table Mountain appears to rise from the sea, a stunning setting for a very special city. Explore the ghostly deserts of Namibia, nothing but endless horizons and vast expanses of night stars. Go where giant sand dunes merge with the Atlantic Ocean. Go on safari in Etosha, the Great White Place, where the fireside tales will be of lion, rhino, elephant and much more. Departures are guaranteed with 2-4 people.

Have 3 or more friends join you for 10 days or longer and get 10% discount off the tour price. Excludes Local Payment. Book 6 months in advance and enjoy the Early Bird Savings!(less 10%)

Cape to Windhoek Trip Highlights

South Africa:
Cape Town – extend your stay to explore the city; the Cederberg Area and the Gariep River.
Namibia:
Fish River canyon; Namib Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei & Dune 45; Etosha National Park – Namibia’s finest wildlife sanctuary; Swakopmund – a charming colonial coastal town; Spitzkoppe and Windhoek.

What’s Included

• Guided walk of Spitzkoppe
• Arrival transfer from Cape Town Airport on day 1
• 11 nights 2 – 3* hotels & permanent tents
• 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 5 dinners
• Services of 3-person crew (leader, driver, cook)
• A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
• Transfer to Sossusvlei for Desert Walk
• Park Entry & Game drive – Etosha NP
• All road taxes and tolls

What’s Not Included

• International flights and visas
• Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
• Optional activities – Check our Trip Notes for optional activities available on this tour

Includes a FREE arrival airport tranfer & 1 night pre accommodation in a dorm room

*Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations*

*Price is per person sharing. Price excludes single supplement and any additional activities & meals not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

We start our trip in the beautiful Mother City, Cape Town.

Day 2: Cederberg

Cape Town – Cederberg.

Departing Cape Town, we make our way around the towering Table Mountain and head northwards. Our journey takes us through the wheat growing region, which is often referred to as the bread basket of South Africa. Next, we cross the Piketberg Pass and along the Olifants River, an area rich in fruit growing.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Lambert's Bay

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Orange River

Cederberg – Orange River.

This morning we travel further north, through the region known as Namaqualand. Each spring this area is awash with colour as the Namaqua wildflowers bloom across the region. After a short stop in the mining town of Springbok we continue through the barren desert landscape of the Richtersveld before reaching the Orange (Gariep) River, which acts as a natural border between South Africa and Namibia. Our accommodation for the evening is situated on the South African side of the river with beautiful views.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Orange River

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Orange River – Fish River Canyon.

Today we cross the border into Namibia and make our way to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Formed by tectonic activity and erosion it measures 161km in length, 2km in width and roughly 550m in depth. Following the eastern rim we’ll get the chance to stop at a number of vantage points for breathtaking views across the canyon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Fish River Canyon

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Sesriem

Fish River Canyon – Sesriem.

It’s an early start today as we make our way north through the Namib-Naukluft desert, one of the oldest in the world. With a sea of towering sand dunes, some of which are reputed to be the highest in the world, it’s an incredible part of the world. Our base for the next two nights is the Sossuvlei area, a great place to explore the region from.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite in Sesriem

Meals

Meals:

Overnight - Sesriem

Day 6: Namibia's Sand Dunes

Today we further explore the amazing Namib Naukluft National Park. We have the opportunity to climb Dune 45, so named because it’s at the 45th kilometre on the road that connects Sesriem gate and Sossuvlei. This impressive dune stands at around 80 metres at its highest point and is made up of 5 million-year-old sand. Later today you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the desert shuttles that heads a further 5km into the desert, reaching Sossuvlei, characterized by salt pans surrounded by imposing red sand dunes.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Sesriem

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Days 7-8: Swakopmund

Sesriem – Swakopmund.

After breakfast we head north-west in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Walvis Bay before continuing to the seaside town of Swakopmund. During our journey we’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn. On day 8 you have some free time to explore this beautiful colonial town or partake in some of the optional adrenaline activities on offer here. Founded in 1892 by the Germans, Swakopmund still holds a lot of colonial charm with the added excitement of various adventurous pursuits. Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Swakopmund

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1

Day 9: Brandberg

Swakopmund – Brandberg.

We make an early departure from Swakopmund this morning and head through Spitzkoppe, often referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’. This 1728mhigh rock formation is one of Namibia’s most recognised landmarks. We’ll explore this area, visiting the rock paintings that have been discovered in the area. We end the day at our accommodation in Brandberg.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Brandberg

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10-11: Etosha National Park

Brandberg – Etosha National Park.

On day 10 we depart for Etosha National Park. Covering over 22,000 square kilometres, Etosha is Namibia’s most significant and impressive national park. On day 11 we explore Etosha National Park further. Located around the Etosha Pan, the national park is home to a huge variety of animal and birdlife. The network of unpaved roads give us a fantastic opportunity to get deep into the remotest parts of the park. This afternoon we explore the southern area of Etosha, with a thriving Oryx and Springbok population to be seen. This evening we return to our accommodation just outside the national park where you might wish to have a quick dip in the pool or enjoy a sundowner before dinner.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Etosha National Park

Meals

Meals:

Day 10 & 11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Etosha National Park

Today we make our way through the park heading northwards, en route we’ll see many different fascinating animals. Moving to a different part of the park shows the change in vegetation and how this affects the wildlife. Arriving to our accommodation this evening we can take some time to relax. You may wish to head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals that come and go.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Overnight - Etosha National Park

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Dinner at Joes Beer house

Day 13: Windhoek

Etosha – Windhoek.

After our breakfast this morning, we head out of the park. Today’s drive will take us through small rural towns and scenic landscapes. Nestled between the hills, Windhoek is a rather small capital city but has many places of historical interest. This afternoon is spent at your leisure with time to visit the local museum or haggle at the street side markets. There are also many shops for those in need of a bit of retail therapy.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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