12 Days
Duration
12 Seater
Group Size
Namibia, South Africa
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

Why book this tour?

Travel from Cape Town, South Africa via The Namib Dessert to Windhoek, Namibia over 12 days.

You will have 12 magnificent days to explore the bustling city of Cape Town, through the unique landscape of Namaqualand with flowers in bloom in spring and admire the sunset over the Namib Desert. This tour offers you several nights under the African sky and transport in a Premium Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 12 luxury seats), which will ensure that you will get an unforgettable experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities, you will soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

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Important Notes:

  • This is a Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour:
    • You’ll enjoy the comfort of the Premium Overland Safari Vehicle fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats – configured seating, ensuring each person has access to a window.
    • This travel style gives nights in comfortable 3-star rated styled lodges, hotels and bungalows (please bring your own towel).
    • Most breakfasts and dinners are included and will be served by your overnight host or by your adventure crew with some own expense meals along the way – to give you the opportunity to experience the local cuisine (local is lekker).
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.  Visa requirements for your trip could vary depending on where you are from and in some cases where you have been prior to visiting us. 
    • For flights, we have partnered with Student Universe.
    • For more information view our FAQ’s page or contact us at info@africa4us.com

 

This tour can also combine with:

19 Days Cape to Victoria Falls

Tour Price: US$2,729.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$365.00

 

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If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

Style Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour
Days: 12
Start: Cape Town
End: Windhoek
Distance: 3400km
Transport: Premium Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
Accommodation: Hotel (4 nts), Bungalows / Lodges (7 nts)
Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park – Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park
Activities: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Transfer, Etosha National Park Game Drives.
Airport Transfer Your arrival airport transfer is included. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details.
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included
US$94.00 Pre-Night Accommodation Sharing
US$188.00 Pre-Night Accommodation Single
US$52.00 Post-Night Accommodation Sharing
US$88.00 Post-Night Accommodation Single

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If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

Day1

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 at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to 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.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Breakwater Lodge or similar:

Day2

Cape Town to Springbok

Depart Cape Town early on your way to Springbok in the heart of Namaqualand. Springbok is set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperberge. This area is called ‘The Garden of the Gods’ and is famous for the wondrous display of spring flowers that explode into bloom every August and September.Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Okiep Country Hotel or similar:

Day3

Springbok to Fish River Canyon

Travel onwards to Fish River Canyon and take in the sights. The hiking trail is one of the most unique trails in Africa. The canyon is the second largest in the world, being surpassed by the famous Grand Canyon in Colorado. With a length of 180 Kms approx. stretching south from Seeheim down to the Orange River, which forms the border between Namibia and South Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Visit Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon



Canyon Roadhouse or similar:

Day4

Fish River Canyon to Helmeringhausen

The adventure continues today to Helmeringhausen, a settlement made up of little more than a homestead, hotel, and petrol station. Located in the southern part of Namibia, between Fish River Canyon and Sesriem. Orange and red desert sands surround the settlement. On arrival you can relax and take in the tranquillity surrounding you.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Bird Watching, Self-guided Hikes
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Helmeringhausen Hotel & Guest Farm or similar:

Day5

Helmeringhausen to Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement found in the Namib Desert. The name Sesriem means “six belts’ and was named by the Dorsland Trekkers, a group of Afrikaans-speaking settlers. It is said that they had to tie together 6 belts (made of oryx hide) to reach buckets down into the Sesriem Canyon to scoop up water. The Sesriem Canyon is a natural canyon carved in the sedimentary rock.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Hammerstein Lodge or similar:

Day6

Sesriem

An early departure will give you the opportunity to climb the majestic Dune 45 during the cooler time of the day. Dune 45 was named for its proximity to Sesriem gate before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. Sand that was carried to the west coast by the Orange River is blown back again inland by winds and formed the dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib, a minimum of 55 million years old, is regarded as the oldest desert in the world. The sand here is coloured red due to the prominent levels of iron oxide. These dunes are known as star dunes, created by winds blowing from all directions and is also known as the highest sand dunes in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a miniature canyon by world standards but beautiful to walk around in and appreciate the distinctive sedimentary rocks and conglomerate that line the canyon walls.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon Visit, Sossusvlei Transfer
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei


Day7

Sesriem to Swakopmund

Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences, and options for some extreme adventures like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of wonderful places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (budget approximately $5-12 USD per meal).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving etc.
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Prost Hotel or similar:

Day8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s wide variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Krystal Galerie which boasts with 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 outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving etc.
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Day9

Swakopmund to Outjo

Depart for Outjo, which leads to the Etosha National Park. This quaint town was founded by German colonial Schutztruppe. This will be your stay overnight before heading into the Etosha National Park the following day.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Etotongwe Lodge or similar:

Day10

Outjo to Etosha National Park

Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for an afternoon game drive to search for elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino, or any of the more than 100 mammal species the park is home to. In the rainy season, the salt pans turn into shallow lakes, with pelicans, flamingos and other bird species flocking to this temporary water haven. Animals often cluster around the watering holes close to the campsites and this offers you the unique opportunity to sit and wait for the animals to come to you. These fenced watering holes have seating areas and are perfectly safe. Floodlights give you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole and enjoy the interaction between different species of animals.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Himba settlement visit, Game Drives in Overland Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park



Okaukuejo/Halali or similar:

Etosha Campsites

Day11

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights 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. Overnight at another beautiful camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of a hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive in Overland Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park



Etosha National Park:

Day12

Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Arrive in Windhoek, after lunch this will be our last goodbye, an end of another incredible tour.

Book a day or two extra in Windhoek to make the most of your stay. 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.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have. Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

Africa4us Pty Ltd reserves the right to change or use similar accommodation.
Accommodation is subject to availability.

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