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Cape & Namibia Discovery (Accommodated) - 11 days map

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Set off from Cape Town and journey through the Western Cape before crossing into Namibia to explore this incredible country. Marvel at Fish River Canyon, climb Dune 45 in the Namib Desert and take in the dramatic Deadvlei salt pan. Relax in the German colonial resort town of Swakopmund, see the Bushman paintings of Spitzkoppe and search for wildlife in Etosha National Park before arriving in the country's capital, Windhoek.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Cape Town - Take in the Cape Flats and a local township, then head out of the city into the Western Cape
Fish River Canyon - Marvel at the world's second largest canyon, second in size only to the grand Canyon in the USA
Swakopmund - Spend two nights in this German colonial resort town, with free time to visit the beach, go quad biking, shopping or dolphin-watching off the coast
Etosha National Park - Game drive in search of elephants, giraffe and lions, and stay at a campsite with a floodlit watering hole
Orange River - Enjoy a swim and optional canoeing in this rushing river, which marks the border between South Africa and Namibia for much of its length
Namib Naukluft National Park - Climb towering Dune 45, explore the Deadvlei salt pan and take in impressive Sesriem Canyon
Spitzkoppe - Admire the staggering rock formations here which change colour as the sun moves across the sky, and see the ancient Bushman paintings amongst the rocks
Windhoek - Finish your adventure in Namibia's small but enchanting capital, and opt to stay for a few days extra in order to explore

Included

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 8 dinners
Escorted by a licensed 2-person crew
Cape Town Township Tour
Sossusvlei shuttle, guided walk and Dune 45 excursion
Etosha National Park game drives
8 nights simple accommodation and 2 nights camping in 2-person dome tents (please refer to the trip notes for details)
Transportation in a 24-seater overland truck with camping and cooking equipment
Fish River Canyon & Sesriem visit
Spitzkoppe excursion to see Bushmen paintings
All road tolls and vehicle taxes

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Airport transfers - can be booked on request
Optional activities (prices listed in Trip Notes)

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town

Cape Town - Cederberg. Our African adventure begins today with a tour of the Cape Flats, to the east of the city. Visiting a local township, we'll meet local people and discover some of the community projects in the area. Then it's time to climb aboard our overland truck as we head north, through the Western Cape and the fruit-growing region of Citrusdal. Our first night is spent by the Olifants River in the Cederberg area, and you will have the opportunity to taste some of the region's famous wines.

Please note: The pre-departure meeting is held at 18:00 on the evening prior to departure. The tour departs at 08:00 on Day 1 so please arrive in Cape Town the day before your tour. Refer to the Joining Instructions in the Trip Notes for more information. We can book accommodation and transfers on request.
Overnight: Cederberg  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

The Orange River

Cederberg - Orange River (Namibia). Continuing north, we pass through drier, rockier territory until we reach the Namibian border, crossing at Vioolsdrift. Tonight we stay beside the Gariep (AKA Orange) River, which marks the border between South Africa and Namibia for much of its length. The river is safe for swimming, and you can also enjoy an optional canoe trip on this important waterway either today or on day 3. The dark skies in this isolated area are also great for stargazing.
Overnight: Orange River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Fish River Canyon

Orange River - Fish River Canyon. There is time for the optional canoe safari this morning, if we didn't have time yesterday. Then we drive north to Fish River Canyon, second only in size to the Grand Canyon in the USA. More than 500 meters deep and scarring the land for 160km, it's a jaw-dropping sight to behold. We'll stop at a couple of viewpoints and visit the canyon's famously sharp bend, known as 'Hell's Corner'.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Namib Naukluft National Park

Fish River Canyon - Namib-Naukluft National Park. We have a long drive today as we journey to the edge of Namib-Naukluft National Park, which protects great swathes of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountains. We'll camp on the edge of the park, ready to explore tomorrow.
Overnight: Namib Naukluft National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem

Namib-Naukluft National Park - Solitaire. It's time to explore the Namib Desert! Our first stop is mighty Dune 45, one of the tallest sand dunes in the region. It's a dazzling sight, and the reward for climbing to the top is incredible views over the surrounding area. Then it's on to Deadvlei, a barren salt pan with petrified trees, completely surrounded by rolling sand dunes.

Our last stop is Sesriem Canyon, which isn't as impressive as Fish River Canyon, but it is worth a visit nonetheless. Tonight's campsite is in the tiny desert settlement of Solitaire.
Overnight: Solitaire  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Swakopmund

Solitaire - Swakopmund. On day 6 we drive to Swakopmund, a German colonial town located on Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast. The rest of day 6 and the following day are free for you to explore Swakopmund as you see fit. Wander around the town and indulge in the relaxed cafe culture and German colonial architecture. There are also lots of optional activities available including quad-biking, sand boarding, skydiving, and dolphin-watching cruises. See the Trip Notes for further details.
Overnight: Swakopmund (2)  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 8

Spitzkoppe

Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe. Leaving coastal Swakopmund, we head into the Damaraland region and our destination - Spitzkoppe. At this mountain peak, you can see incredibly well-preserved bushmen paintings and spectacular rock formations reaching 1800 meters above sea level. As the sun moves across the sky, the rocks change color, a sight that is particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset. We'll be staying at a campsite at the base of the mountain, so you can enjoy this sunset with a refreshing drink.
Overnight: Spitzkoppe  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-10

Etosha National Park

Spitzkoppe - Etosha National Park. The next two days will be spent exploring Namibia's iconic Etosha National Park. This 20,000 square kilometer reserve is dominated by a salt pan, which floods seasonally but is also home to a select few watering holes all year round. Wildlife is easy to spot as the animals tend to gather around these scarce water sources.

We spend two nights in the park, and our itinerary is flexible depending on the conditions and the location of wildlife. We'll generally enjoy a short game drive on day 9 before spending our first night at a camp with a floodlit watering hole. Here you may be lucky enough to spot elephants, giraffe, hyenas and even lions.

Day 10 is spent on a full day's game drive across the park, stopping whenever we see anything of interest. We will either return to our first campsite, or perhaps a different one, depending on your tour leader's decision.
Overnight: Etosha National Park (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 11

Windhoek

Etosha National Park - Windhoek. Today we arrive in Namibia's charming capital. Windhoek is a tiny capital by global standards, with a population of just 470,000 people. It has lots of German architecture, a reminder of Namibia's early colonial past. Our accommodation is located on the edge of the city, and it is easy to head in to grab a bite to eat and have a wander around if you wish. We recommend a drink at Joe's Beerhouse, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Namibia.
Breakfast, Lunch

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 persons. Prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room / tent. Solo travellers will be matched up and share a room / tent with another solo traveller of the same gender.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,125
N/A
USD $3,125
N/A
USD $3,125
N/A
USD $3,125
N/A
12 Oct - 22 Oct 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
26 Oct - 05 Nov 10% off G
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
09 Nov - 19 Nov 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
23 Nov - 03 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
07 Dec - 17 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
21 Dec - 31 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jan - 14 Jan 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
18 Jan - 28 Jan 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
01 Feb - 11 Feb 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
15 Feb - 25 Feb 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
01 Mar - 11 Mar 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
15 Mar - 25 Mar 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
29 Mar - 08 Apr 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
12 Apr - 22 Apr 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
26 Apr - 06 May 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
10 May - 20 May 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
24 May - 03 Jun 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
07 Jun - 17 Jun 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
21 Jun - 01 Jul 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
05 Jul - 15 Jul 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
19 Jul - 29 Jul 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
02 Aug - 12 Aug 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
16 Aug - 26 Aug 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
30 Aug - 09 Sep 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
13 Sep - 23 Sep 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
27 Sep - 07 Oct 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
11 Oct - 21 Oct 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
25 Oct - 04 Nov 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
08 Nov - 18 Nov 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
22 Nov - 02 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
06 Dec - 16 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A
20 Dec - 30 Dec 10% off
USD $3,125
USD $2,813
N/A

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Guesthouse, en suite room
USD $75
USD $125

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.

Highlanders Lodge & Campsite, Cederberg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Offering a 12 roomed lodge, with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, Highlanders Lodge and Campsite is located in the heart of the beautiful Namaqualand wine-producing region of South Africa, at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains. Onsite food is locally sourced and there's a well-stocked wine bar next to the outdoor swimming pool. If travelling in winter you'll be glad of the fireplace and pool table. In better weather wine tasting and activities such as mountain biking or wild river swimming are possible.

Canyon Roadhouse, Fish River Canyon

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Littered with old car relics, some beautifully restored, the Canyon Road House is fast becoming one of Namibia's most iconic places to stay. With a beautiful bar in the middle of a museum of old vehicles, it really gives a feeling of the olden days. Rooms are designed in a beautiful bright style with stylish wooden furnishings. Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool overlooked by an authentic farm windmill making you feel like you are in the heart of the Wild West! This accommodation is located close to Fish River Canyon - the second biggest canyon in the world!

Sossus Oasis Overland Camp (campsite), Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Surrounded by desert and found at the edge of Namib-Naukluft National Park, the pitches at this campsite are shaded by camel thorn trees and facilities include power outlets, water, lighting and a BBQ area. There's an onsite pool and shared bathroom facilities including showers with wonderful desert views! The Sossus Oasis shop sells a range of drinks, ice wood and other amenities. The restaurant at nearby Sossusvlei Lodge also comes well recommended.

Sossus on Foot (campsite), Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

On the road to Swakopmund and located just outside the small town of Solitaire, Sossus on Foot (also known as Bushman's Camp) offers three large campsites with shared ablution facilities, including warm solar-heated showers. There is a small swimming pool for escaping the desert heat. A bar serves refreshing beers and there is a private watering hole for guests to watch the local wildlife. There is no Wi-Fi or electric hook-up, making this campsite the perfect place to disconnect from the world!

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, Swakopmund

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Swakopmund, close to the resort town's beaches, restaurants and shops. The onsite restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, you can grab a coffee or a beer at the bar, and there's a communal courtyard for relaxation. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. If travelling on one of our Accommodated tours then you will enjoy an ensuite room at Amanpuri, whereas travellers on our camping tours will stay in dorm accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp (campsite), Spitzkoppe

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Staying in the shadow of the dramatic Spitzkoppe rock formations is a memorable experience, and at the Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp you can enjoy this experience knowing that the proceeds from your stay go straight to supporting the local community. Although there is no electricity or Wi-Fi at this remote camp, guests can enjoy hot showers and there are shared bathroom facilities. There is a small onsite bar and restaurant, and braai BBQ facilities are also provided.

Okaukuejo Camp (chalets), Etosha National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Featuring a large number of ensuite chalets, the highlight of Okaukuejo Camp is probably the floodlit watering hole, where it is possible to see all manner of animals close up, including elephants, black rhino and antelope. There's also an onsite swimming pool, shop, bar and restaurant serving daily buffet breakfast and other meals. Ensuite rooms feature a fridge as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

Namutoni Rest Camp, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Refurbished in 2007, Namutoni Rest Camp offers a luxury camp within Etosha National Park. Rooms are tastefully decorated all with private terraces to the front and rear. Namutoni is home to the famous German fort which overlooks the King Nehale waterhole. There are also a number of shops and restaurants for guests to enjoy. On an evening why not head up the wooden walkway to the water hole and watch the animals come down to drink. This resort can be found on the eastern side of world famous Etosha National Park.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cape Town
Ends
Windhoek
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple Accommodation
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 9, Dinner: 8
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
Dep. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
Aerial view of Cape Town
Aerial view over the Fish River Canyon
Orange sand dunes and rocky mountains at Namib Naukluft National Park
Colonial building and palm trees at dusk in Swakopmund
Gemsbok standing at a water hole at Etosha National Park
Church in Windhoek with palm trees and bright blue sky
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