Cape and Namibia Adventure

Classic, Cape Town to Windhoek

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From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon, and experience incredible wildlife drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, and guesthouses for a cultural experience you’ll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife — this is truly an African experience!

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at the fish river canyon
  • Climb dune 45
  • Get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in swakopmund
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful etosha national park

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay (1B) Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Included Activities: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lambert's Bay, with a stop along the way at !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
Day 3 Lambert's Bay/Orange River (1B) Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Orange River for the evening. After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B) Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 330km)
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D) Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D) Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B) Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
Day 8 Swakopmund Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and a scenic flight.
Day 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
Day 10 Etosha National Park Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek (1L) Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant. Included Activities: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 415km)
Day 12 Windhoek (1B) Depart at any time.
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