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13 day Adventure Tour - from £1575

With flights from £2185

An exciting 13 day group adventure, travelling by safari truck from Cape Town to Windhoek, staying in simple but comfortable lodges with day time meals prepared around the truck. There is also a camping option for those on a budget.

Highlights:

  • Fish River Canyon
  • Dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Etosha National Park
  • Ancient rock art of Spitzkoppe
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Cedarberg region

Leaving Cape Town we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay. No road trip is complete without a stop at a traditional ‘Padstal’, these small farm stalls dot the byways of South Africa and offer a variety of homemade treats and bakes. The Cedarberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cedarberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea.

A dinner at our overnight stop offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality

Hotel: Marcuskraal or similar
Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 - Namaqualand and Orange River

Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the Desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, we travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this days travel.

Hotel: Felix Unite Cabanas or Similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Orange River

While the Orange River was named after the Dutch Royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means ‘river’ in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river (booked locally). Around midday, we depart the Orange River and head inland to our overnight stop. At Ais Ais, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the mineral and sulphur-rich hot springs.

Hotel: Ai Ais Resort or Similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Fish River Canyon

We rise early this morning and drive to the rim of the Fish River Canyon. We will have time to watch the morning sun rays filter through the canyon. After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop. Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other – creating rock formations and a series of mazes.

Hotel: Shutzenhaus Guesthouse or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Namib Desert

Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west the slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Tonight we stay on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.

Hotel: Namib Naukluft Soft Adventure Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Sossusvlei

Today we will rise early for our drive to the Namib-Naukluft National Park. We will enter the park just after sunrise and travel through to the famous Dune 45. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here, we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.

Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.

Hotel: Namib Naukluft Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Swakopmund

Our final day in the desert comes to an end as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion. Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline. We make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Arriving in Swakopmund we will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer.

Hotel: Stay@Swakop Guesthouse or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Swakopmund

While for many it is the adrenaline-fuelled adventures that will grab their attention, Swakopmund offers all that and more. Take the opportunity today to explore the town at your leisure, as there are a number of attractions for every taste. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German inspired treats. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land

Hotel: Stay@Swakop Guesthouse or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Skeleton Coast and Spitzkoppe

Leaving early, we make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 metres above the desert plains below. The presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Hotel: Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Brandberg

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area. This morning we will make the two hour return hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).

After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab. For those who would like to visit an educational centre showcasing the lifestyle of the Himba Tribe, you will have the opportunity to book an optional excursion this afternoon.

Hotel: Toko Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 to 12 - Etosha National Park

The tour heads for Etosha National Park where some of the most unique game viewing in Africa takes place. The rest of the day is used to explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife from the elevated position of the Nomad safari truck. In the evenings spend time at the floodlit waterhole of the camp which is a major draw for a variety of wildlife.

The second day in Etosha is used to further explore the park in your Nomad safari truck giving additional opportunities to see some of the magnificent wildlife which includes rhino, elephant and lion.

Hotel: Okaukuejo or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13 - Windhoek

Today we make the journey to the capital city of Namibia. There is a short walking tour of some of the city landmarks before its time to bid farewell to your travelling companions.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

13 day Adventure Tour - from £1575

With flights from £2185

Options

  • Small Group version – max of 12 people in an upgraded vehicle with swivels seats and air conditioning – from £1995
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Prices are per person and include all travel, accommodation, most meals, activity pack and an experienced local guide. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Please note luggage restriction of 20kg.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your tour includes:

  • Comfortable lodges or hotels
  • All meals
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Travel by safari truck
  • Max 20 passengers
  • Park fees

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