15 Days
Duration
20 Seater
Vehicle Type
Namibia, South Africa
Location
Yes
Camping Tours

This tour gives the budget traveller 15 days from Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia.

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Cape Town is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and one of the most widely recognized mountains in the world. Flat as a table on top, and often with a tablecloth of cloud, it remains one of the most exquisite views to behold at the southern end of Africa.

You’ll have 15 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 finish in one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world, Windhoek where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager.

This tour gives you several nights of camping under the African sky and transport in an Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 luxury seats), which will ensure that you’ll get an unforgettable camping experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities including hikes and skydiving, you’ll soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

Tour Price: US$1,149.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$130.00

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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 15
Start: Cape Town
End: Windhoek
Distance: 3400km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nt), Comfort Hotel (1 nt) Multi-share Rooms (2 nts), Participation Camping (10 nts)
Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Etosha National Park
Activities: Africa4us Kids Project, Fish River Canyon , Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Authentic Himba Settlement Experience, Etosha National Park Game Drives
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included
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 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: Twin Rooms Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00 Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 2

Cape Town to Trawal

This morning you will leave behind the delights of Cape Town and depart on the first leg of your journey into the unknown. The first overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains. Here grapes are produced for the local cellars and you will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of the local wines in an optional wine tasting activity. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: Wine Tasting Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 3

Trawal to Gariep River

Travel north through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wild flowers (in bloom between August and November) and visit our Africa4us Kids Project that we run in conjunction with the local orphanage and primary school at Kamieskroon Children’s Trust. After the visit, we continue north to reach the Namibian border by midday. Head to the Namibian side of the South Africa / Namibia border. End the day with a spectacular sunset viewed from a nearby hill. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Africa4us Kids Project Activities Optional: N/A Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 4

Gariep River to the Fish River Canyon

Wake up to a quiet morning while you watch the sun rise over the Gariep River, peacefully gliding along its way. You can have a slow morning and sleep in a bit or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the morning, you travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa.  As the sun slips over the canyon’s rim, experience an awe-inspiring sunset to end your day of exploration. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Fish River Canyon Activities Optional: Canoeing on Gariep River Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon
Day 5

Fish River Canyon to Sesriem

Today you have and early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. On the way to Sesriem you will pass the small towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen and a farm settlement here and there, but other than that it will mostly just be the wide open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. When you arrive in the late afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon and admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means “vast place.” The next morning you will visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Visit Sesriem Canyon PM Activities Optional: N/A Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park
Day 6

Sesriem to Boesman’s Camp

An early departure will allow 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’ll have the option of a guided walk during which you’ll explore these desert dunes and learn about the survival skills of many of the different inhabitants of the desert, including the San (Bushmen). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Sesriem Dune 45, Guided Desert Experience, Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Activities Optional: N/A Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 7

Boesman’s Camp to Swakopmund

Depart for the Atlantic coast, to the holiday town Swakopmund.  There will be plenty opportunities to stop for photos along the way as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and drive through the surreal landscapes of the Kuiseb and Gaub passes. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Swakopmund at your leisure and indulge in a wide variety of activities. This beach resort town’s German influences can be seen to this day in its German-inspired architecture and its many German-speaking inhabitants. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities, cater for all tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilograms. 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: Multi-Share Rooms Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 9

Swakopmund to Brandberg

The journey north continues, with Brandberg the next destination.  You can visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg Mountain which is the highest point in Namibia standing at 2,573m above sea level. Although the walk is not strenuous, it takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous “lady”, with multi-coloured rocks that takes on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: White Lady Bushmen Painting Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 10

Brandberg to Twyfelfontein

Today is a short drive to another area famous for desert elephant. Twyfelfontein means “spring of doubt”. Like Brandberg, Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient art and sacred rituals portrayed in the at least 2500 rock engravings found there. It was also proclaimed Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. At Twyfelfontein you will have the opportunity to discover more about one of Namibia’s oldest tribes, the Damara. You might want to add a visit to the Damara Living Museum to your optional activities list.  This project is a reconstruction of the traditional culture of the Damara, a contribution to preserving the culture of the tribe and an income provider to the community. You will also have the opportunity to do an optional guided walk to an engraving site. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein Engravings Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 11

Twyfelfontein to Opuwo

The morning starts early for the drive to Opuwo. In the afternoon, we will go on a guided walk to a traditional Himba village and learn more about the Himba culture and the Himba tribes with their trademark, red ochre body paint. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Himba Village & School Visit Activities Optional: N/A Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 12

Opuwo to Etosha National Park

Travel through the vast expanses of Northern Namibia to Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. This trip goes through a previously restricted area in the park.  Head out for a game drive to search for elephant, antelope and lion around their watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise with species such as the famous Kori Bustard, ostrich, several vulture and eagle species and after heavy rains, you might even find water birds such as flamingos and pelicans. Observe the animals clustered around watering holes after sunset near your campsite, which is safe and well-lit with floodlights. Overnight in the newest camp in Etosha National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp Activities Optional: N/A Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
Day 13

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your fully air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. You can also book an optional night game drive. 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 in the newest camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of hyena or a lion roaring in the distance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp Activities Optional: Night Game Drives Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park
Day 14

Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, after which you’ll trade your sleeping bag for a twin room on your last night of the tour. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence. You’ll have the option to celebrate your last night and your new friendships at one of Windhoek’s well know restaurants (budget $25-30 USD for dinner). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Twin Rooms Activities Included: N/A Activities Optional: Explore City & Craft Market Entrance Fees Included: N/A
Day 15

Windhoek

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the 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 around 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: N/A Entrance Fees Included: N/A
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.

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