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Namibia, South Africa,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This tour offers the budget traveller a fantastic 12 day camping experience; starting off with the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches and winelands. Cape Town is also home to one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, flat as a table on top and often with a tablecloth of cloud, it remains one of the most exquisite views to behold. 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 Windhoek. Camping under the African sky whilst being transported in our Adventure Overland Safari Truck (fitted with 20 luxury, reclining seats) ensuring that you have an unforgettable camping experience. With time to explore on your own and optional activities including hikes and skydiving, you will soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

 

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Etosha National Park, Damaraland, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Cape Town, Namaqualand
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Oryx/gemsbok, Black-faced impala, Zebra, Hyena, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Wild dog, Jackal, Warthog, Springbok, Giraffe
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Hiking, Canoe, Quad Bike, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Optional Activities, Birding, Wine Tasting
  • Getting around:
    Overland Truck
  • Start/end:
    Start in Cape Town, South Africa, end in Windhoek, Namibia
  • Minimum age:
    12

Tour Highlights

Cape Town: Home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain.

Fish River Canyon: Second largest canyon in the world.

The Namib Desert: The oldest desert and the the worlds highest dunes

Swakopmund: Coastal town with various optional activities

Brandberg: Highest mountain in Namibia. Various self-drive UAT tours

Etosha National Park: One of Africa’s greatest wildlife parks with unique landscapes

Serviced Camping / PLUS - Accommodation Grade

Serviced Camping (8 nights) with 3 star graded hotels and lodges (3 nights)

Predominantly camping, with standard hotel accommodation at your start and end locations of each tour and depending on the itinerary, some nights in between. Tents are 2.5m x 2.5m dome tents with mesh windows and doors which acts as a mosquito net. Please bring your own sleeping bag or you could pre-purchase one via Africa4us. 2 Travellers per tent – All accommodation is shared between (same gender) members of the tour group unless you booked a single supplement.

Serviced Camping Plus – 3 Star graded hotels and lodges (7 nights) with Serviced Camping (4 nights)

Predominantly, overnight in comfort 3-star graded lodges, hotels, and bungalows with twin shared en suite rooms.

Most rooms in Southern Africa don’t have mosquito nets, as it is not needed.

Some establishments will have fans instead of air-conditioning.

All meals (breakfast included) will be prepared by your Adventure Crew and served at the Truck. All accommodation is shared between (same gender) members of the tour group unless you booked with partner/friend/family member or a single supplement. For the camping nights – tents are 2.5m x 2.5m dome tents with mesh windows and doors which acts as a mosquito net. 2 Travellers per tent – Africa4us will supply all camping equipment including a sleeping bag.

Please note: All tour related matters i.e. meals and briefings will take place at the truck in the campsite and are compulsory to attend. Attending these campsite activities to and from your room, would be at your own accord (walking distance).

Please refer to our optional activity sheet.

Service Camping Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 1,567 per person

From USD 120  single supplement

Service Camping PLUS Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 1,918 per person

From USD 160  single supplement

What's Included

  • Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Truck
  • Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Accommodation (camping): Hotel/Lodge/Tented Rooms (3nts), Serviced Camping (8nts)
  • Accommodation (camping PLUS): Hotel/Lodge/Tented Rooms (7nts), Serviced Camping (4nts)
  • Entrance fees: Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park – Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park
  • Activities: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Visit and Transfer, Etosha National Park Game Drives
  • Airport transfer: Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details
  • Serviced Camping: No Duties! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure: Services of a Tour Leader, Driver and Camp Assistant for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included. All chores covered by the crew – cooking, cleaning, pitching & packing of tents

What's Excluded

  • Sleeping bag: Our Serviced Camping travellers are required to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow
    For our Serviced Camping PLUS travellers, we will supply a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • All passengers are required to bring their own towels
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Departure Transfers

 

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa4us
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Africa4us‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

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. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to the 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: None
Accommodation: Cape Town City Bowl
Activities Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point Tour
Entrance Fees Inc: N/A

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Today you leave behind the delights of Cape Town and depart on the first leg of your journey. The first overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains. Grapes are produced for the local cellars and you have an opportunity to taste and buy some of the local wines in an optional wine tasting activity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Camping – Highlanders Camp or similar
Camping Plus: Highlanders Lodge or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Wine Tasting
Entrance Fees Inc: N/A

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Travel through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wild flowers (in bloom between August and November) to the Namibian border. End the day with spectacular sunset views over the Gariep River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Camping – Felix Unite Camp or similar
Camping Plus: Felix Unite Bungalow/Lodge or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Inc: N/A

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Enjoy a slow morning and sleep in or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the morning, we travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Explore the canyon rim on a short hike as the sun slips over the horizon to end your day of exploration.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Accommodation: Camping and Camping PLUS – Canyon Roadhouse Camp or similar
Activities Included: Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: Canoeing on Gariep River
Entrance Fees Inc: Fish River Canyon

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Today is an early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. On the way to Sesriem, you pass the small towns of Bethanie and Helmeringhausen and farm settlements, but other than that it will mostly just be the wide-open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. Arriving in the late afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon. Admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means “vast place.”

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 9 hrs
Accommodation: Camping – Sesriem Campsite or similar
Activities Included: Sesriem Canyon afternoon visit
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Inc: Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei

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An early departure allows 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. Driving through the breathtakingly- beautiful landscape you experience the meaning of the name Namib – open space. See how narrow gorges lead up to high plateaus or end abruptly in steep rock faces as you proceed toward your campsite in the region known as the Naukluft.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 5 hrs Dune 45 & Sossusvlei, 3 hrs Drive to Naukluft Region
Accommodation: Camping – Hammerstein Camp or similar
Camping PLUS – Hammerstein Lodge or similar
Activities Included: Dune 45 visit, 4×4 Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
Activities Optional: Various Optional Activities 
Entrance Fees Inc: Namib Naukluft Park

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Today we will travel to the coastal town of Swakopmund. There will be several photo-stop opportunities along the way as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and drive through the surreal landscapes of the Kuiseb and Gaub passes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Time: 6 hrs
Accommodation: Lodge – Prost Hotel or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities cater for all tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts 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 the outdoors thrills you, you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Time: N/A
Accommodation: Lodge – Prost Hotel or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

We travel northeast to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. At Brandberg we offer a variety of guided self-drive tours with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV). Enabling you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Brandberg area as well as experience the thrill of driving one of these customised vehicles. Tours are led by professional local guides and backup includes satellite phone communications and vehicle tracking.

We suggest booking the 4-hour White Lady Ultimate Adventure – a self-drive of fun and adventure. On this trip, you visit the famous White Lady Bushmen Painting. Around the lodge area, there is a great chance of seeing the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Accommodation: Camping – Brandberg White Lady Camp or similar
Camping PLUS: Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Ultimate Adventure Tours, White Lady Bushmen Painting, Hikes
Entrance Fees Incl: N/A

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Travel through the vast expanse of Northern Namibia to the Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for a game drive in search of elephant, antelope and lion around various watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino. It is 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: 7 hrs
Accommodation: Camping – Okaukuejo/Halali or similar
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Truck
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sightings 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. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Travel Time: N/A
Accommodation: Camping – Okaukuejo/Halali or similar
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Incl: Etosha National Park

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Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Arrive in Windhoek, after lunch. This will be our last goodbye, and the end of another incredible tour. Please ensure that your departure flight is booked for after 8PM.

Book an additional day or two in Windhoek to make the most of your stay. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. 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
Travel Time: 7 hrs

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