FROM: USD $895

Namibia to Cape - 14 days

Travelling from the capital Windhoek, experience the very best of Namibia including wildlife rich Etosha National Park, the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and colonial Swakopmund. Discover massive Fish River canyon, quaff wines in Cederberg and end in fantastic Cape Town!

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Namibia: Fish River Canyon, the world's 2nd largest canyon. Namib Naukluft National Park - Sossusvlei & Dune 45. Etosha National Park, Namibia's finest wildlife sanctuary. Swakopmund, a charming colonial coastal town. Damaraland - Spitzkoppe.
South Africa: Cape Town - extend your stay to explore the city. The Cederberg Area and the Gariep River.

Included

Arrival transfer from Windhoek Airport on day 1
13 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Park Entry & Game drive - Etosha NP
All road taxes and tolls
1st night at Windhoek Urban Camp in garden tent (upgrade available), 2 nights twin share accommodation in Swakopmund and 10 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
Cape Town Township Tour (only included on 2018 departures), Wine tasting in Cederberg, half day canoeing on the Orange River, transfer to Sossusvlei for Desert Walk

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities

Itinerary

Day 1

Windhoek

Sunday. Welcome to Namibia! Upon arrival at Windhoek airport, you'll be met and transferred to our campsite in the town centre. At 17:00, there will be a welcome meeting at the campsite with fellow travellers and tour crew.
Overnight: Windhoek

Day 2

Etosha National Park

Windhoek - Etosha. Leaving Windhoek, we head to Etosha National Park. This 20,000 km2 desert nature reserve is home to many species of wildlife, including the oryx and springbok, and is easily explored on the gravel roads stretching across the park. After dinner, sit by the waterhole and watch the animals quench their thirst as the evening approaches.
Overnight: Etosha National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-4

Etosha NP

Today we embark on a long game drive through the park, keeping an eye out for the many game options. The varying vegetation creates changing habitats, and so we will see different animals in each section of the park. At the end of the day, we head to our nearby campsite, with time for a dip in the pool and a leisurely dinner. The next day, we continue driving south through Etosha to our second campsite.
Overnight: Etosha National Park area  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Brandberg

Etosha - Brandberg. We depart south to the Brandberg desert area, where Namibia's tallest mountain can be found. We may have a chance to explore depending on arrival time.
Overnight: Brandberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Swakopmund

Brandberg - Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund. Leaving Brandberg, we travel to Swakopmund today, with a brief stop at the Spitzkoppe peak. Swakopmund was established by the Germans in 1892, and the colonial influence can still be seen in the city's elegant architecture. Enjoy some free time to explore the restaurants & cafes, arts & crafts shops, and of course the coastal beach.

Spend the following day at leisure, relaxing or partaking in one of many optional excursions available. Some of our fellow passengers may leave us here, to be replaced by new passengers joining us for the final leg of our trip.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 8-9

Sossusvlei

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to the industrial Walvis Bay before turning inland and toward the desert. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes reputed to be the highest in the world. Magnificent views of the desert can be seen from the top of the dunes, some over 300 m high. We spend the afternoon exploring this amazing area.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 10

Fish River Canyon

Sesriem - Fish River Canyon. Heading out early, we see the sunrise over this beautiful area and we leave the serenity of the dunes to head south to the Fish River Canyon. At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it’s the second largest canyon in the world. The outer canyon was formed by tectonic activity, while the erosion of the Fish River formed the inner canyon. A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Gariep River

Fish River Canyon - Gariep River (South Africa). This morning we continue south, where, after a short drive, we reach the Gariep River - the natural land border between Namibia and South Africa. We camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river. This afternoon we take a half-day canoe trip on the beautiful Gariep River, affording us the opportunity of some bird watching or just a scenic and relaxing paddle. Tonight there’s a chance for some fun at the wonderful camp bar overlooking the river!
Overnight: Gariep River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Cederberg

Gariep River - Cederberg. We depart our pretty riverside setting this morning for the mining town of Springbok. We continue through the Namaqua region and spend our last night camping near the Cederberg mountains. Our campsite tonight is surrounded by wine famrs and we get the opportunity to sample some.
Overnight: Cederberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Cape Town

Cederberg - Cape Town. On this final leg of our journey, we head south towards Cape Town and its landmark Table Mountain. After passing through Citrusdal, the Piketberg Pass, and wine regions, we arrive in the city, marking our last night with a Township Tour (2018 departures only).
Overnight: Cape Town  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Cape Town

Saturday. Our journey ends this morning. We suggest you extend your stay by a few days to see all that Cape Town and the South African coast have to offer.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

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Local payment - 2018 - $290, paid in USD. 2019 - $390, paid in USD.

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

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Families are welcome on this departure.
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Urban Camp, Windhoek

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Centrally located in Windhoek (a short walk from the legendary Joe's Beerhouse restaurant), Urban Camp is a comfortable campground combining city convenience with a quiet getaway. Free Wi-Fi, a sparkling pool, and private bathrooms all contribute to an oasis of calm in campsites housing up to 18 people. Nearby is a small shopping centre for amenities, and for sightseers looking to explore the history and architecture of Windhoek, the city centre is less than 2km away.

Oasis Sossus, Sesriem

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

This luxury campsite at the gates of Sossusvlei features 12 individually shaded camps, each with its own bathroom facilities, kitchen basin, barbecue, and electricity points. The campsite has a sparkling pool, and is within walking distance of a fully stocked shop, Internet café, and service station. The adjacent Sossusvlei Lodge offers a restaurant and Adventure Centre, where exciting desert activities such as quad biking, sunset drives, and scenic flights over the dunes can be arranged.

Highlanders Campsite & Lodge, Cederberg

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Nestled among the wine farms at the foot of the Cederberg mountains, this campsite is a perfect stopover in the Namaqualand region. Highlanders is set on 3 levels, giving campers plenty of space between each of the 5 individual camp areas, and a 12-room ensuite lodge has recently been added to the site. Each camp has a 'braai' pit, sink unit & power. There are stunning mountain views from the solar-powered hot showers, and a locally-sourced wine bar by the scenic swimming pool.

Ashanti Lodge Gardens Backpackers, Cape Town

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Hostel

Situated in a Victorian mansion at the foot of Table Mountain, within walking distance of the city centre, Ashanti Lodge offers a range of 6 to 8 bed dormitories, in addition to private rooms with shared bathroom facilities. After a long day of sightseeing, travellers can unwind with a cocktail at the café-bar, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in the landscaped garden. Kitchen/BBQ facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi are also available.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

Absolutely amazing trip, met and exceeded all expectations. Our tour leader, McKenzie, and crew of Peter the cook and Cyrus our driver were a great team and looked after us superbly. The trip covers a lot of ground but I knew that would be the case and each destination made the long travelling days worthwhile. Great to have 2 full days in Etosha, although the only disappointment was that our campsite wasn't actually in the park, meaning that we weren't able to take part in nighttime game drives or waterhole viewing even though the trip notes implied we would. All in all though a fantastic tour which is great value for money and highly recommended. I look forward to travelling with On The Go again!

• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
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Everything went very well.

A great trip. Great value for money.

To repeat.

• Submitted 27 Jan 2018
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It was a perfect mix of original, adventurous, intrepid, and organised, reassuringly experienced and safety-in-a-group

• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
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This tour was exceptionally well organized and managed by Chris, the tour guide. He was professional, personable and a great leader who also answered all our questions about local fauna, wildlife and history throughout the tour itinerary. He was also funny and tough, when needed (it is needed at times with 20 or more participants to keep everyone on schedule). I highly recommend him and would love to go on another tour with him as leader.

The tour itinerary was well paced, some long travel days followed by a few quieter days to sightsee and relax, I especially enjoyed Etosha Game Park, climbing Dune 45, Swakopmund and the activities available there, and the canoe trip on the Orange River. The wine tasting at Cederberg was also memorable. The truck was in good condition and the cook (Malinga) and driver (Steven) were also exceptionally professional, competent and kind. My husband is gluten intolerant and Malinga always managed to accommodate him during meals, which took extra effort on his part and was much appreciated. The campsites varied in their amenities, some had decent showers and hot water while several others did not. Given that this was a camping tour this was not unexpected, but a hot shower after a long day on the road would have been a treat. Lack of wifi in many locations was a disappointment but also not unexpected. All in all, my husband and I had a wonderful, memorable trip that we will never forget. We will plan another On-the-Go tour in the future.

• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Windhoek
Ends
Cape Town
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
Camping
Local Payment
2018 - $290, paid in USD. 2019 - $390, paid in USD.
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 9, Dinner: 9
Visiting
Countries

Absolutely amazing trip, met and exceeded all expectations. Our tour leader, McKenzie, and crew of Peter the cook and Cyrus our driver were a great team and looked after us superbly. The trip covers a lot of ground but I knew that would be the case and each destination made the long travelling days worthwhile. Great to have 2 full days in Etosha, although the only disappointment was that our campsite wasn't actually in the park, meaning that we weren't able to take part in nighttime game drives or waterhole viewing even though the trip notes implied we would. All in all though a fantastic tour which is great value for money and highly recommended. I look forward to travelling with On The Go again!

Donna Barbary
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