15 Days
Duration
20 Seater
Vehicle Type
Namibia, South Africa
Location
namibia, south-africa
Camping Tours

This tour gives the budget traveller 15 days from Windhoek to Cape Town.

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You’ll have 15 magnificent days to explore, starting off in Windhoek, Namibia one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager. Admire the sunset at Fish River Canyon, journey over the Namib desert with its splendid red dunes and go on safari in Etosha National Park. End your tour in the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches and Winelands, 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. The city’s architecture traces the influence of Dutch and English occupants, alongside settlers from France, Germany and the East. Cape Town is also home to the South African Parliament and a host of outstanding museums, the South African National Gallery and the National Library of South Africa. A mix of Cape Town’s city streets and exploring Namibia’s vast desert landscape shows you the variety this captivating region offers, with lion, elephant and rhino roaming in the wilder parts and national parks.

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.

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Last Minute Special Valid for Departure – 27 July 2017

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

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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 15
Start: Windhoek
End: Cape Town
Distance: 3400km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nt), Comfort Hotel, (1 nt) Multi-Share Rooms (2 nts), Participation camping (10 nts)
Entrance Fees: Etosha National Park, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon
Activities: Game Drives Etosha National Park, Authentic Himba Settlement & School Experience, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sesriem Canyon, Fish River Canyon including Sunset, Africa4us Kids Project
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

Day1

Windhoek


Explore Windhoek 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. Windhoek is a tiny capital town but with 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: N/A
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Windhoek to Etosha National Park


Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for an afternoon 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, and with pelicans, flamingos and many other bird species flocking to its salt pans in the rainy season, it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise. 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. The floodlights give you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole right through the night and enjoy the interaction all the different species have with each other around the water.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Afternoon Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: Night Game Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day3

Etosha National Park


Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Adventure 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 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: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day4

Etosha National Park to Opuwo


Journey towards the capital of Namibia’s Kunene Region, Opuwo, which is home to the Himba, Herero, and Damara people. Admire the views from your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle as they morph into rocky, desert landscapes. We will go on a guided walk to a traditional Himba Kraal and learn more about the Himba culture. The Himba is famous for their bodies painted red with an animal fat and ochre mixture and exquisitely decorated hair and jewellery.   The Himba is often regarded as one of the last truly traditional tribes on earth and it is not strange to see traditionally dressed Himba between the other tribes (in Western clothing) in the streets and shops of Opuwo. We also visit one of the Africa4us Kids Projects to either help with construction or deliver books and toys.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive AM, Himba Settlement & School visit PM
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day5

Opuwo to Twyfelfontein


Today we travel to an area famous for desert elephant. Twyfelfontein means “spring of doubt” 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

Day6

Twyfelfontein 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 take 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: Visit the White Lady Bushmen Painting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day7

Brandberg to Swakopmund


Today you continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences and options for some adrenalin fuelled activities. The only meals provided today and tomorrow are breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of great places to try local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (budget approximately $5-12 USD per meal).
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day8

Swakopmund


Swakopmund’s big variety of attractions, cater for a huge variety of 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

Day9

Swakopmund to Boesman’s Camp


Today we travel to Boesmans’ Camp, a campsite situated on the border of one of Namibia’s spectacular landmarks, the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Included in today’s activity is a desert walk, where you will discover some of the wonderful secrets that this magical desert world hides. On this guided experience, you’ll explore the 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: Guided Desert Experience
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day10

Boesman’s Camp to Sesriem


Today there are exciting places to visit in the Sesriem area. The Sesriem Canyon, a charming little canyon carved in the sedimentary rock will convince you that “size does not matter”. Climb the 170 meter high Dune 45 – named for its proximity to the Sesriem Gate. Your effort will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the valley and surrounding dunes below. We continue deeper into the dune fields where you will be transfered to the famous Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Visit Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer
Activities Optional:N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day11

Sesriem to Fish River Canyon


Today you have an early departure and long drive south to the Fish River Canyon. On the way, you will pass the small towns of Helmeringhausen and Bethanien and a farm settlement here and there, but other than that it will mostly be just the wide open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. Look forward to experiencing a spectacular sunset, as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim in the early evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon

Day12

Fish River Canyon to Gariep River


We head for the Gariep River today and overnight on the Namibian side of the Namibia / South Africa border. You can go on an optional canoe trip on the river or relax at camp enjoying yet another spectacular sunset.  Watch how the waters of this majestic river change colour to shades of orange till the sun finally sets its head on the horizon. Prepare yourself for another peaceful African evening around the campfire.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Canoe Trip on the River
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day13

Gariep River to Trawal


Today we cross the border into South Africa.  We visit our Arica4us Kids Project in Kamieskroon where you can spend some valuable time with the children playing some games or reading a book to them. We continue south through the famous Namaqualand area where endless carpets of flowers burst into bloom early every spring. We overnight on a small vineyard farm in Trawal, close to the Cederberg Mountains. Here grapes are produced for the local cellars and you will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of these local wines in an optional wine tasting activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Africa4us Kids Project
Activities Optional: Wine Tasting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day14

Trawal to Cape Town


Continue to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Journey through South Africa’s Western Cape Region. Overnight close to the V&A Waterfront, where you will have easy access to the wide variety of activities and attractions offered by this culturally rich and historic city. Cape Town offers a staggering variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic food, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of the exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to extend your stay with a couple of days to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, visit Cape Point or go up Table Mountain with a cable car to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day15

Cape Town


Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
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.

This Core Tour can be experienced as part of the following Combo Tours:

Ultimate Africa Southbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Ultimate Africa Southbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Falls, Delta, Dunes & Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure
Falls, Delta, Dunes & Cape Premium CAMPING Adventure

Map - Desert & Cape Premium Camping Adventure

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