Oryx in Sossuslvlei | Namibia
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Depart from the 'Mother City' of Cape Town and head north up to beautiful Namibia. Discover the expansive Fish River Canyon, climb the massive sand dunes of Sossusvlei, get an adrenalin fix in Swakopmund and go wildlife spotting in Etosha National Park before ending in the capital - Windhoek.

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Trip Highlights

Cape Town - begin your tour in the vibrant city of Cape Town, enjoy wine tasting in the Cederberg Mountains and camp by the Gariep River
Namib Desert - discover a dramatic sea of sand dunes and watch the sunrise over Dune 45 in Namib-Naukluft National Park
Etosha National Park - search for lions, elephants, rhinos and more in Namibia's premier game reserve
Fish River Canyon - take in Namibia's answer to the Grand Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the world
Swakopmund - spend two days at leisure in Namibia's premier beach resort and join optional activities including dolphin cruises and golf
Windhoek - end your safari in one of the world's smallest capital cities and head out to explore independently


Arrival transfer from Cape Town Airport on day 1
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
Sossusvlei transfer for Desert Walk
All road taxes and tolls
1st night dorm accommodation at Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town (upgrade available), 2 nights dorm accommodation in Swakopmund and 10 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
Park Entry and Game drive - Etosha NP

Not Included

International flights and visas
Accommodation upgrade fee - payable locally. Please see trip notes for more details.
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities
Local Payment: $490pp, paid in USD.


Day 1

Cape Town

Saturday. Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa! An arrival transfer to our accommodation is included. Today there is a welcome meeting at 17.00hrs where you will meet your tour leader and fellow passengers.
Overnight: Cape Town

Day 2


Cape Town - Cederberg. Leaving Cape Town, we head around Table Bay and travel north to a picturesque campsite, surrounded by wine farms in the Cederburg Area. This afternoon we sample some of the nectar of the gods with an optional wine tasting after taking a short walk in the surrounding vineyards to explore the exquisite views of the Cederberg Mountains.
Overnight: Cederberg  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Gariep River

Cederberg - Gariep River. From the Cederberg we travel further north through the region known as Namaqualand and the desert area of the Richtersveld to the Gariep River, the natural land border between South Africa and Namibia, where we camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river.
Overnight: Gariep River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Fish River Canyon

Gariep River - Fish River Canyon (Namibia). This morning we cross into Namibia after lunch and travel 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. 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 5


Fish River Canyon - Sesriem. An early start today, heading north we enter the Namib-Naukluft desert, one of the oldest in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a good place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes which are reputed to be the highest in the world.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Namib Naukluft National Park

Sesriem. This morning we enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park where we spend the morning exploring this amazing area. View the sunrise from the top of Dune 45 - a truly memorable experience. Following our sunrise experience we head a further 5kms into the desert and take a walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and explore the surrounding area.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8


Sesriem - Swakopmund. Our next stop is Namibia’s prime holiday resort - Swakopmund where we enjoy 2 nights of rest, relaxation and a little bit of adrenalin for those that are keen! Founded by the Germans in 1892, their colonial influence is still evident today. Swakopmund has lovely beaches, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios. Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more.
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 9


Swakopmund - Brandberg. Our departure from Swakopmund takes through the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’ - Spitzkoppe. The 1728m high rock formation, one of Namibia’s most recognised landmarks, is well known as an ancient San sacred site. Explore the surrounding area and its San rock paintings or simply enjoy the magnificent views. After our visit to Spitzkoppe we head off to our next destination – Brandberg
Overnight: Brandberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10-11

Etosha National Park

Brandberg - Etosha National Park area. On day 10 our drive takes us further north through the Namibian countryside to our campsite, located in the vicinity of Etosha National Park. The following day we explore Etosha National Park. Covering 22,700 km, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! The camp tonight is situated just outside the parks boundaries, only 10kms from Anderson Gate. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool or a sun downer on the deck before dinner.
Overnight: Etosha National Park area  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 12

Etosha National Park

Today we make our way 150 km across the park, keeping a look out for the many different mammals, reptiles, birds and insects in the various regions. After a full day of game viewing, we spend the evening relaxing at our camp in the north of the park, Namutoni. After dinner why not head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals may come to drink in the evenings.
Overnight: Etosha National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13


Etosha - Windhoek. After our breakfast we head out of the park while doing a game drive. Today’s drive will take us through small rural towns and scenic landscapes. Nestled between the hills, Windhoek is a rather small capital city but has many places of historical interest. This afternoon is spent at your leisure with time to visit the local museum or haggling at the street side markets. There are also many shops for those in need of a bit of retail therapy.
Overnight: Windhoek  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14


Friday. This morning your tour ends after breakfast.


Parents with children and teens aged 6 to 17 are welcome on selected Cape to Namibia departure dates. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price. See the Prices / Date tab above for details.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a tent. Solo travellers will be matched up with another solo traveller of the same gender or given their own tent, based upon the current health advice at time of travel.

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Local payment - $490pp, paid in USD.

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

Both adults and families with teens over 12 years old are welcome on this departure.
Family Departure
On this departure you can opt to upgrade your accommodation from camping to simple hotels and lodges. I you would like to upgrade this must be booked before travel and payment is made on day 1 of your trip. Further details and the cost of the accommodation upgrade can be found in our trip notes or alternatively, please contact us.
Accommodation Upgrade Available
Families are welcome on this departure. Please read the text above for any further relevant details.
Families Welcome

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Travellers have rated this tour as 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide. The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone. The tour included all important places and was well organized.

The truck was quite old and it could be better equipped, e.g. small storage at the seats, walkie talkies for communication with the driver. The staff was very friendly and made everything to get the best experience for us.

• Submitted 22 Mar 2019

We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide. The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone. The tour included all important places and was well organized.

The truck was quite old and it could be better equipped, e.g. small storage at the seats, walkie talkies for communication with the driver. The staff was very friendly and made everything to get the best experience for us.

• Submitted 22 Mar 2019

Overall a good tour. Amazing sights. We saw so much and it was the trip of a lifetime. The tour guide was very passionate about all subjects.

The safari and the desert trips were the highlight of the trip for me. Also the camping and eating as a group was really nice. The food was good, vegetarians well catered for. It was very well organised.

• Submitted 10 Mar 2018

I wish my English was better to make this feedback as positive as I want it to be.

Me and my partner had such a beautiful 14 days holiday! I'm happy with the full experience with the OnTheGoTour; my travel agent, Libby, was great, very passionate about her job, reliable and prompt to answer to our enquirers. Our troupe, consisting in Njaramba (guide), Steven (driver), Malinga (cook) was just above our expectation. Great people and real professionals! We felt safe, in good hands and we share beautiful moments. I loved after dinner listen to Njaramba's stories around the fire, it was so fascinating and interesting, attracting all of us attention. Nothing was left to chance, every aspect of our tour was studied on every small details, from the fair rotation's seat in the truck, to the duties each of us had to do, from the stops along the way, to the right moment to see the places of interest, from the beautiful meals, to the strategic choices of the camping areas... what an amazing experience! I look forward to book again with you! Thank you!

• Submitted 27 Sep 2017

In Brief

Trip Type
Cape Town
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
Local Payment
$490pp, paid in USD.
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 10, Dinner: 9
Aerial view of Cape Town
Aerial view over the Fish River Canyon
Orange sand dunes stretching into the distance at Sesriem
Orange sand dunes and rocky mountains at Namib Naukluft National Park

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9th January 2020

We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide. The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone. The tour included all important places and was well organized.

The truck was quite old and it could be better equipped, e.g. small storage at the seats, walkie talkies for communication with the driver. The staff was very friendly and made everything to get the best experience for us.

Hanna Van de Braak
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