Cape & Dunes Southbound: Desert Camping & Safari Drives

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Windhoek to Cape Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Experience incredible desert scenery and cosmopolitan city streets as you discover the diverse riches of South Africa and Namibia on this two-week adventure. Beginning in Namibia and continuing down the western edge of South Africa, this tour is a nature and adventure lover's dream. Explore some of the world's highest sand dunes, visit Africa's largest canyon, and explore Etosha National Park in search of the "big five". Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife. This is truly an African experience.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Waterberg Plateau visit
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Search for the big five in etosha national park
  • Get the adrenaline pumping with adventure activities in swakopmund
  • Tackle the world's largest sand dunes
  • Appreciate beauty in the fish river canyon
  • Get cultured in cape town


Windhoek Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on a night out together in Windhoek. Choose to venture to your CEO’s favourite local spot, enjoy dinner with everyone, and experience the unique atmosphere and community vibe of Windhoek. As you sip on a cold drink you'll meet strangers who share your love of stories, exploration, and living life to the fullest as you prepare for your greatest adventure yet!
Windhoek/Waterberg Plateau Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Waterberg Plateau. Spend the afternoon hiking the trails of the national park, or relaxing by the pool.
Waterberg Plateau/Etosha National Park Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy a short safari drive in the Lando as you drive towards our camp.
Etosha National Park Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Etosha National Park/Spitzkoppe Travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Swakopmund Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
Swakopmund/Namib Desert Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Namib Desert Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then opt to continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Fish River Canyon/Orange River Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Orange River/Cederberg Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Cederberg/Cape Town Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Cape Town Depart at any time.