Namibia to Cape Town Discovery
Explore the majestic landscapes of Namibia and South Africa
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Group Size: Max 22, avg 18
Trip code: DNDO
Duration: 14 days
Explore the wilds of Namibia and South Africa on this incredible 14-day group tour. Experience the best these countries have to offer, from the enchanting plains of Etosha National Park to the vast deserts of the Namib. Spot lions, elephants and giraffes at Etosha, admire spectacular windswept landscapes in Spitzkoppe, enjoy a dip in the Orange River and take in a jaw-dropping sunset at the mighty Fish River Canyon. Africa is waiting for you!
- See wonderful wildlife on a game drive in Etosha National Park
- Marvel at the surreal granite rock formations at Spitzkoppe
- Visit the adrenaline pumping city of Swakopmund
- Watch the sunset over the Fish River Canyon
- Camp on the edge of the breathtaking Namib Desert
- Swim in the waters of the Orange River
Day 1: Welcome to Namibia! Arrive in Windhoek. Welcome to Namibia! Arrive into the capital, Windhoek, and make your own way to your accommodation. You’ll meet the rest of your group at a welcome meeting this evening, this usually takes place around 6pm so please arrive in time to join this!
Day 2: Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau. Leave the city streets of Windhoek behind and venture into the wilds of Namibia. Your destination is the stunning Waterberg Plateau Park where you can hike the trails and take in some spectacular views. En route, stop off at a rural village project that supports disadvantaged women to pick up lunch and some souvenirs.
Day 3: Waterberg Plateau to Etosha National Park. Travel to Etosha – one of the most amazing wildlife arenas in Africa and home to the bio diverse Etosha Salt Pan, which covers nearly a quarter of the park. Enjoy a safari drive in our overland truck, looking for rhinos, elephants, giraffes and more, before an evening round the fire on the campsite.
Day 4: Etosha National Park. Enjoy a full-day game drive through stunning Etosha. Stop off by the park’s many watering holes to glimpse wildebeest taking a drink, or watch pelicans and flamingos picking their way across the dramatic salt pan. It’s a wildlife-lover’s dream!
Day 5: Etosha National Park to Spitzkoppe. Hit the road to Spitzkoppe this morning. Explore this magical landscape of twisting rock structures and soaring mountain peaks before some star-gazing on the campsite tonight with your travel buddies.
Day 6-7: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund. The road will take you east today towards the coastal city of Swakopmund. This adrenaline-pumping city is full of awesome optional activities, including skydiving, sandboarding and quad biking. You’ll enjoy two nights here, so make the most of everything on offer. Breakfast and lunch included on day 6.
Day 8: Swakopmund to Namib Desert. Leave the adrenaline thrills behind and venture into the breath-taking Namib Desert. En route, you’ll stop off at the mighty Sesriem Canyon. Tonight, you’ll camp on the edge of the desert under African stars. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Namib Desert. Drive to Sossusvlei and wander among towering red sand dunes. Climb the iconic Dune 45, a mighty dune with panoramic views of the orange and yellow sands of the Namib. Opt to take a guided tour of the Sossusvlei salt and clay pan with a local guide (extra cost). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Namib Desert to Fish River Canyon. Journey south to Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon. With views that rival the USA’s Grand Canyon, you’ll want to have your camera handy today! Spend some time on the rim staring out at the deep grooves and waiting for a spectacular orange sunset. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Fish River Canyon to Orange River. You’ll be hopping across the border into South Africa today, your second country of the trip! Your group will set up camp on the banks of the gorgeous Orange River, where you can slip into the waters for a swim, or even hire a canoe and glide along the South African/Namibian border (extra cost). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Orange River to Cederberg. Drop south through the Western Cape and arrive at the rocky slopes of the Cederberg Mountains. You’ll be camping on a local farm, where you can relax and sample some local wine, or explore the surrounding hillsides. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Cederberg to Cape Town. Arrive into the buzzing streets of Cape Town. Wander the vibrant shops and bars, visit the District Six Museum (extra cost) and bask in the mighty sight of Table Mountain. It’s your final night with your group, so celebrate with an optional night out. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 14: Cape Town. Your wonderful overland tour of Africa has come to an end! Spend a final morning with your group and then head off to the airport for your flight home. Your guide will help you with your onward travel plans so you’ll have a smooth journey! Breakfast included.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
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Most expensive: £1,500 December, 2023
You’ll need to make your own way to our Windhoek meeting point on the start date of this tour. Our welcome meeting and briefing normally begins at around 6pm, though you may want to arrive earlier in order to have some time to explore. An airport pick up and transfer is not included as part of this trip. The trip finishes in Cape Town on your programme end date which is day 14 of the trip; no activities are planned on this day so you are free to depart at any time.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
13 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. 8 nights will be spent camping, 1 night will be spent in a tented camp, 1 night will be spent in a bush camp, 2 nights will be spent in a multi-share guesthouse, 1 night will be spent in a multi-share hostel.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 9 dinners are included on this trip. You should allow USD75-100 for additional meals. This is a great opportunity to soak up local culture and try out some delicious African delicacies!
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years and the maximum age is 39 years.
It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas and correct travel documents for your time away. Please consult with your nearest embassy for the most up to date visa information.
Although British nationals can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days without a visa, there have been cases where visitors have only been given permission to stay for periods much shorter than 90 days, sometimes as short as only 7 or 10 days. Before leaving the immigration desk in the airport arrivals hall, check that you have been given permission to stay in Namibia for the duration of your intended visit up to the maximum allowable of 90 days and that you have been given a correctly dated entry stamp by Namibian Immigration officials, as this will be checked on departure.
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand don't require a visa to enter South Africa, though South African Immigration does ask that you have two completely blank consecutive pages in your passport. As long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket) you will be granted a temporary visitor's permit on arrival.