Namibia to Cape Town Discovery
14 days from £1,449
- See wonderful wildlife on a game drive in Etosha National Park
- Marvel at the surreal granite rock formations at Spitzkoppe
- Visit the adrenaline pumping city of Swakopmund
- Watch the sunset over the Fish River Canyon
- Camp on the edge of the breathtaking Namib Desert
- Swim in the waters of the Orange River
Explore the wilds of Namibia and South Africa on this incredible 14-day group tour. Experience the best these countries have to offer, from the enchanting plains of Etosha National Park to the vast deserts of the Namib. Spot lions, elephants and giraffes at Etosha, admire spectacular windswept landscapes in Spitzkoppe, enjoy a dip in the Orange River and take in a jaw-dropping sunset at the mighty Fish River Canyon. Africa is waiting for you!
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Day 1: Welcome to Namibia! Arrive in Windhoek
Welcome to Namibia! Arrive into the capital, Windhoek, and make your own way to your accommodation. You’ll meet the rest of your group at a welcome meeting this evening, this usually takes place around 6pm so please arrive in time to join this!
Day 2: Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau
Leave the city streets of Windhoek behind and venture into the wilds of Namibia. Your destination is the stunning Waterberg Plateau Park where you can hike the trails and take in some spectacular views. En route, stop off at a rural village project that supports disadvantaged women to pick up lunch and some souvenirs.
Day 3: Waterberg Plateau to Etosha National Park
Travel to Etosha – one of the most amazing wildlife arenas in Africa and home to the bio diverse Etosha Salt Pan, which covers nearly a quarter of the park. Enjoy a safari drive in our overland truck, looking for rhinos, elephants, giraffes and more, before an evening round the fire on the campsite.
Day 4: Etosha National Park
Enjoy a full-day game drive through stunning Etosha. Stop off by the park’s many watering holes to glimpse wildebeest taking a drink, or watch pelicans and flamingos picking their way across the dramatic salt pan. It’s a wildlife-lover’s dream!
Day 5: Etosha National Park to Spitzkoppe
Hit the road to Spitzkoppe this morning. Explore this magical landscape of twisting rock structures and soaring mountain peaks before some star-gazing on the campsite tonight with your travel buddies.
Day 6-7: Spitzkoppe to Swakopmund
The road will take you east today towards the coastal city of Swakopmund. This adrenaline-pumping city is full of awesome optional activities, including skydiving, sandboarding and quad biking. You’ll enjoy two nights here, so make the most of everything on offer. Breakfast and lunch included on day 6.
Day 8: Swakopmund to Namib Desert
Leave the adrenaline thrills behind and venture into the breath-taking Namib Desert. En route, you’ll stop off at the mighty Sesriem Canyon. Tonight, you’ll camp on the edge of the desert under African stars. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Namib Desert
Drive to Sossusvlei and wander among towering red sand dunes. Climb the iconic Dune 45, a mighty dune with panoramic views of the orange and yellow sands of the Namib. Opt to take a guided tour of the Sossusvlei salt and clay pan with a local guide (extra cost). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Namib Desert to Fish River Canyon
Journey south to Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon. With views that rival the USA’s Grand Canyon, you’ll want to have your camera handy today! Spend some time on the rim staring out at the deep grooves and waiting for a spectacular orange sunset. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Fish River Canyon to Orange River
You’ll be hopping across the border into South Africa today, your second country of the trip! Your group will set up camp on the banks of the gorgeous Orange River, where you can slip into the waters for a swim, or even hire a canoe and glide along the South African/Namibian border (extra cost). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Orange River to Cederberg
Drop south through the Western Cape and arrive at the rocky slopes of the Cederberg Mountains. You’ll be camping on a local farm, where you can relax and sample some local wine, or explore the surrounding hillsides. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Cederberg to Cape Town
Arrive into the buzzing streets of Cape Town. Wander the vibrant shops and bars, visit the District Six Museum (extra cost) and bask in the mighty sight of Table Mountain. It’s your final night with your group, so celebrate with an optional night out. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 14: Cape Town
Your wonderful overland tour of Africa has come to an end! Spend a final morning with your group and then head off to the airport for your flight home. Your guide will help you with your onward travel plans so you’ll have a smooth journey! Breakfast included.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 13 nights of accommodation
- 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 9 dinners
- All transport between included destinations.
- Visit to a rural project that supports disadvantaged women
- Game drives in Etosha National Park
- Dune 45 hike in Namib Desert
- Swimming in Orange River
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Airport transfers
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not included (see itinerary)
- Drinks and snacks
- Optional Activities
13 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. 8 nights will be spent camping, 1 night will be spent in a tented camp, 1 night will be spent in a bush camp, 2 nights will be spent in a multi-share guesthouse, 1 night will be spent in a multi-share hostel.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 9 dinners are included on this trip. You should allow USD75-100 for additional meals. This is a great opportunity to soak up local culture and try out some delicious African delicacies!
You’ll need to make your own way to our Windhoek meeting point on the start date of this tour. Our welcome meeting and briefing normally begins at around 6pm, though you may want to arrive earlier in order to have some time to explore. An airport pick up and transfer is not included as part of this trip. The trip finishes in Cape Town on your programme end date which is day 14 of the trip; no activities are planned on this day so you are free to depart at any time.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
To book your flights, please contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 who will do their best to get you the best deal on the day. Please provide them with your full name as it is stated in your passport. Before you make the call please make sure you have your required departure dates, return dates and other details you may require.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years and the maximum age is 39 years.
It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas and correct travel documents for your time away. Please consult with your nearest embassy for the most up to date visa information.
Although British nationals can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days without a visa, there have been cases where visitors have only been given permission to stay for periods much shorter than 90 days, sometimes as short as only 7 or 10 days. Before leaving the immigration desk in the airport arrivals hall, check that you have been given permission to stay in Namibia for the duration of your intended visit up to the maximum allowable of 90 days and that you have been given a correctly dated entry stamp by Namibian Immigration officials, as this will be checked on departure.
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand don't require a visa to enter South Africa, though South African Immigration does ask that you have two completely blank consecutive pages in your passport. As long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket) you will be granted a temporary visitor's permit on arrival.
What Are Typical Group Sizes?
This depends from trip to trip but the average size is around 18 people. The maximum is 22.
What Visas Do I Need?
It your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary visas and travel documents for your time away. UK citizens do not require a visa to enter Namibia or South Africa. Travellers from other countries may need to apply for a visa in advance of travel. Please check the relevant embassy website for more information.
How Much Spending Money Should I Take?
This really depends on what sort of a spender you are! You will need around USD75-100 for meals that are not included and a little extra for drinks and activities. Take a look at the itinerary and have a think about what optional activities you would like to get involved in. Approximate costs are in brackets.
Do I Need A Sleeping Bag?
Yes you will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow for the camping sections of the trip. If you travel in the winter months (May-October) please bring a thick sleeping back as the nights can be quite cold.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.