25 Days Cape to Victoria Falls to Johannesburg – 8 nights Serviced Camping & 16 nights Accommodated

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Cape Town South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Johannesburg South Africa
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Botswana Namibia Zimbabwe South Africa

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
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From USD 4355 pp
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Overview

You have 25 magnificent days to explore, starting off with the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches, and Winelands, admire the sunset at Fish River Canyon, journey over the Namib Desert with its splendid red dunes, go on safari in Etosha National Park and visit Windhoek one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world. In Botswana, you can dance with the San (Bushmen), do a mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, discover wildlife in Chobe National Park, and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls, continuing to the splendid Matobo National Park and then ending in Johannesburg.
This tour offers 24 nights under the African sky and transport in an air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 luxury seats), will ensure that you get an unforgettable experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and a marvellous choice of included and optional activities to do, you will experience the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

Prices are subject to change.

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

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader
in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Cape Town offers an unbelievable
variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious
Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood
restaurants. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former
President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go with a cable car up
Table Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hotel: Cape Town City Bowl

Meals

Meals:

No Meals

Day 2: Cape Town to Trawal

Today you leave behind the delights of Cape Town and depart on the first leg of your journey. The first
overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains. Grapes are
produced for the local cellars and you have an opportunity to taste and buy some of the local wines in
an optional wine tasting activity.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Highlanders Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Trawal to Gariep River

Travel through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wild flowers (in bloom between August and
November) to the Namibian border. End the day with spectacular sunset views over the Gariep River.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Felix Unite Bungalow/Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Gariep River to the Fish River Canyon

Enjoy a slow morning and sleep in or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the
morning, we travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Explore the canyon rim on a
short hike as the sun slips over the horizon to end your day of exploration.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Canyon Roadhouse Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Fish River Canyon to Sesriem

Today is an early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. On the way to Sesriem, you
pass the small towns of Bethanie and Helmeringhausen and farm settlements, but other than that it
will mostly just be the wide-open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. Arriving in the late
afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon. Admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form
a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means “vast place.”

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Sesriem Campsite or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Sesriem to Solitaire

An early departure allows you to experience a beautiful desert sunrise over the dunes. Climb the
majestic Dune 45 before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand
dunes. In the afternoon, you can join an optional guided walk during which you will explore the beautiful
granite foothills of the Rantberg Mountains or choose from a variety of optional activities on offer.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Solitaire Desert Farm Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Solitaire to Swakopmund

Today we will travel to the coastal town of Swakopmund. There will be several photo-stop opportunities
along the way as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and drive through the surreal landscapes of the
Kuiseb and Gaub passes.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hotel: Prost Hotel or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 8: Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities cater for all tastes and styles. Take a walk along the
beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts the largest
Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilogrammes. Browse the many
excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin
and the outdoors thrills you, you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4
safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hotel: Prost Hotel Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 9: Swakopmund to Brandberg (Uis Area)

We travel northeast to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest
peak in Namibia. At Brandberg we offer a variety of guided self-drive tours with our Polaris Utility
Terrain Vehicles (UTV).
Enabling you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Brandberg area as well as experience
the thrill of driving one of these customised vehicles. Tours are led by professional local guides and
backup includes satellite phone communications and vehicle tracking.
We suggest booking the 4-hour White Lady Ultimate Adventure – a self-drive of fun and adventure. On
this trip, you visit the famous White Lady Bushmen Painting. Around the lodge area, there is a great
chance of seeing the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Brandberg to Etosha National Park

Travel through the vast expanse of Northern Namibia to the Etosha National Park, one of Southern
Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for a game drive in search of elephant, antelope and
lion around various watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the
endangered black rhino. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with species such as the famous Kori Bustard,
ostrich, several vultures, and eagle species and after heavy rains, you might even find water birds such
as flamingos and pelicans.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Okaukuejo/Halali or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather
memories of unique sightings that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white
elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes
etched against a wide and open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in
the distance.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Okaukuejo/Halali or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its
strong German influence. You will have the option to celebrate tonight at one of Windhoek’s famous
restaurants. This tiny capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is
the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel
in them. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and
historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed
and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hotel: Hotel Safari or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Windhoek to Ghanzi

Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into
Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen)
live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who are eager to welcome visitors into
their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed
around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi
is famous.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Ghanzi Trail Blazers Bungalow/Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy an optional morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have
been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi. Arrive in Maun, Botswana’s
fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular
birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting).
Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive
mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of
elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have
the chance to kick back and relax at the campsite.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Island Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Maun (Okavango Delta)

To ensure the best Delta experience for our clients we have implemented two different styles or means
of exploring this unique eco system. Due to the changing water levels in the Delta and dry seasons we
will either explore the Delta on a Mokoro(boat) or on a 4×4 open vehicle game drive.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Island Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous
for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can
expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk
through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will most certainly be the closest you will get to
these wild animals on foot.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Elephant Sands or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River.
Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you
as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu,
bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s
paradise during the summer months.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping Plus: Thebe River Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls

Cross into Zimbabwe and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little
town. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world’s biggest. It
produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it is
considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Today you will have time to do
some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria
Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same
time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline-filled activity
closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure.
Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi
River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Lodge/Bungalow: Phezulu Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 19: Victoria Falls

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or
gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of
the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For
an adrenaline-filled activity closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half-day or full day white water rafting
adventure. Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along
the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery and an open bar.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Lodge/Bungalow: Phezulu Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 20: Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)

After breakfast, we continue to Gwango situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a
local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look
forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive. After dinner, you can go on an optional
night game drive which will give you the opportunity to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines,
civet cats, genets and leopard.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Gwango Heritage Resort or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Gwango (Hwange area) to Matobo National Park (Bulawayo)

After an optional morning game drive, we head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the
Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. We overnight at Big Cave
Camp, in preparation for a full day of activities

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Big Cave Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)

Enjoy a day filled with the best that Matobo National Park offers, a guided rhino walk, and game drive
bring you as close as possible with these ancient looking giants. Visitors to Matobo National Park
regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope and impala among other wildlife. Return to Big
Cave Camp after your exciting day and enjoy a sundowner while watching another spectacular African
sunset.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Big Cave Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23: Bulawayo to Musina

We cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. The Lodge is
situated in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees,
surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camping: Zvakanaka Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24: Musina to Johannesburg

Our last night is spent in Johannesburg – South Africa’s largest city – also known as Egoli or The City of
Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two post tour to make
the most of your stay. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine
shaft gives you the opportunity to experience a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller
coaster known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop.
For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off
bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Lodge: Airport Game Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 25: Johannesburg

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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