Southern Wanderer

9 day Self Drive - from £765

Explore Namibia’s beautiful south, taking in Fish River Canyon, historic sites from colonial times, the Namib Naukluft Park and the mighty dunes of Sossusvlei.


  • Gondwana Canyon Park
  • The impressive Namib Naukluft Park
  • Fish River canyon
  • Famed dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Diverse flora and fauna
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Kalahari Desert (320 km)

Head south from Windhoek towards the vast plains of the Western Kalahari. Along the way pass by the settlement of Rehoboth and its Baster Community who are descendent of the first settlers to the area.

Standard: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
Meals: None

Superior: Intu Africa Zebra Kalahari Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 & 3 - Fish River Canyon (350 km)

Continue through the Karas Region via the small towns of Mariental and Keetmanshoop. This is one of the oldest towns in Namibia and capital of the south. Travel on to Fish River Canyon with its impressive vistas and interesting flora for a two night stay.

Standard: Canyon Village
Meals: 2 Breakfasts

Superior: Canyon Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfast and 2 dinners

Day 4 - Lüderitz (430 km)

This morning tour the canyon which is the third largest in the world. The impressive geological landscape dates back many millions of years and not to be missed. Later travel to the small town of Aus and on to Lüderitz. You may spot wild horses along the way.

Standard: Kairos Cottage
Meals: Breakfast

Superior: Nest Hotel Luderitz
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 & 6 - Namib Naukluft National Park (125 km)

Leaving Lüderitz travel back to the town of Aus. Its rich history and diverse flora and fauna are not to be missed. There are various guided tours and an excellent information centre which will really help you understand the area.

Standard: Namtib Desert Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfast

Superior: Kanaan Desert Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfast and 2 dinners

Day 7 & 8 - Sossusvlei (450 km)

During your stay in the impressive Namib Naukluft Park, don’t miss a visit to Duwisib Castle, built in 1907. It is reminiscent of German castles and much of the furniture was imported from Europe.

A visit to the path of the Tschaub River and the famed dunes of Sossusvlei is a must, it’s claimed that this is the most stunning landscape in the country so it should give you plenty of photo opportunities.

Standard: The Elegant Desert Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfast

Superior: Sossusvlei Lodge
Meals: 2 Breakfast and 2 dinners

Day 9 - Windhoek (350 km)

Head back to Windhoek today via the little town of Usakos, once an important supply station for the Windhoek to coast railway. Return your car to the airport or extend your stay in the capital city

Meals: Breakfast

9 day Self Drive - from £765

Optional Upgrades

Upgrade to Superior Hotels including 8 dinners – from £647.

Upgrade to a larger utility vehicle – from £175.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard. Car delivery charge payable locally.

Self Drive

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Standard or Superior hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Group C Air conditioned car
  • Maps and information
  • Flexible itineraries


Your self drive includes comfortable touring hotels as standard.


Upgrade your self drive from Standard to Superior. This includes superior or deluxe hotels with a higher standard of accommodation.

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