Cape Desert Safari (South)-Accommodated

from $1940/per person

Uncover Africa’s enormous skies, remote landscapes, and unforgettable experiences. Journey through some of the continent’s most remarkable scenery including deep canyons, towering dunes, diverse wildlife and fascinating tribal culture. Embark on an adventure safari tour through Namibia and the Cape, enjoying an astounding mix of adventure activities.

Duration
11 Day
Destination(s)
Africa
Starts in / Ends in
Windhoek / Cape Town
Departs on
Thursdays
Hotel Rating
Camping
5-15 Pax

Sight Visited

  • Cape Town
    Cape Town

  • Cederberg Region
    Cederberg Region

  • Etosha National Park
    Etosha National Park

  • Fish River Canyon
    Fish River Canyon

  • Orange River
    Orange River

  • Sesriem Area
    Sesriem Area

  • Spitzkoppe
    Spitzkoppe

  • Swakopmund
    Swakopmund

  • Windhoek
    Windhoek

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Windhoek – Etosha National Park
We make our way north to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 sq km surrounding a central salt depression or pan. The pan is seasonally full of water but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species throughout the rest of the year. We spend two nights here, usually making camp near a floodlit waterhole. Observers frequently see a range of night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra, even lion and hyena, making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia - a truly African experience and a highlight of any trip to Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive on entering the park on our way to the camp.
  • Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: No
 
2
Day 2: Etosha National Park
Today, we enjoy a full day game driving in this magnificent animal kingdom - taking in the park’s main characteristic, the salt pan. Despite the dry nature of the terrain, the park sustains a wide variety of bird species including the large kori bustard, secretary bird and many other seed & insect eaters, as well as birds of prey. After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best.
  • Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: No
 
3
Day 3: Etosha National Park – Spitzkoppe
We game drive out of Etosha National Park and turn south making our way to the beautiful Damaraland region where we explore the eerie Spitzkoppe where ancient bushman paintings are still visible. The giant boulder-like rock formations reach a peak at some 1800m above sea level and create a spectacular view. Take your time to explore the area and its delightful calmness. Keep an eye on the ever-changing colour of the rock, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades. The most impressive rock painting is “Bushman Paradise” and the natural rock bridge is a favourite viewpoint. NB: Please take care if climbing onto the rocky outcrops. The surfaces have been smoothed by aeons of sun, wind and blown dust: they can be extremely slippery especially if you are not wearing suitable footwear. The Spitzkoppe Rest camp lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community to which all proceeds from our visit to Spitzkoppe go.
  • Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Community Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared basic toilet facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: No
 
4
Day 4: Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund
Departing the granite infused Spitzkoppe, we make our way to the Atlantic coast and to Swakopmund.  Swakopmund makes for a refreshing change with cooler Atlantic sea air, a taste of civilization and a swathe of exciting things to do and places to explore. Try some adventure desert-based activities like quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting). For those seeking a quieter life, enjoy the other side of Swakopmund: shops, restaurants, museums, the aquarium, art galleries or simply walk along the promenade admiring the ocean, the quaint German-style architecture and indulge in the town’s café culture. N.B: For the sake of practicality, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for meal times. Swakopmund town offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (allow ZAR 80-150 per meal). Relax and enjoy these days at your own leisure. Please note that some clients may end their tour in Swakopmund.
  • Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
  • Meals included  Breakfast
  • WIFI: Yes
  • Optional Activities: See day 5
 
5
Day 5: Swakopmund
Today is a free day to enjoy all this quaint seaside town has to offer - from the many optional activities to the German patisseries, cafés and restaurants.
  • Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
  • Meals included  Breakfast
  • WIFI: Yes
  • Optional Activities: Sandboarding - Stand Up US$50 Sandboarding - Lay down US$40, Quad Biking US$55, Skydiving US$200, Deep Sea Fishing US$120, Scenic Flights US$360, Swakopmund Township Tour US$40, Dolphin and Seal Cruise US$60, Kayaking US$60
 
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Day 6: Swakopmund - Sossus On Foot Camp
Continuing south, we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo opportunity en route to our stunning desert campsite in the Khomas region of Namibia.
  • Accommodation: Sossus On Foot Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: Desert Experience US$25
 
7
Day 7: Sossus On Foot Camp – Sesriem area
This morning we leave our desert camp early and enter the National Park to trek to the top of famous Dune 45. It’s a spectacular sight but be warned, it’s not an easy feat to reach the top as some dunes are over 300m high! After a well-earned breakfast we continue deeper into the park for a short shuttle ride and nature walk to ‘Dead Vlei’, amidst the giant sand dunes – a real glimpse of Namibia’s unspoilt natural environment. Bring your camera – the shifting colours of the desert as the sun climbs throughout the mid/late morning offer some brilliant photographic opportunities. Departing from the dunes, we stop off at the smaller Sesriem Canyon where the multiple layers of rock and pebbles make for an interesting insight to what lies beneath the mountains of sand. Thereafter we make our way to our camp for the night.
  • Accommodation: Little Sossus Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: No
 
8
Day 8: Sesriem area - Fish River Canyon
Today we drive south through barren and rocky landscapes, dotted with quiver trees, to the world’s second largest canyon. Fish River Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Africa, some 500m deep and over 160km long. Again, there are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers as we spend time around this area and visit the canyon’s infamous sharp river bend known as ‘Hell’s Corner
  • Accommodation: Canyon Road House - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: Yes
  • Optional Activities: No
 
9
Day 9: Fish River Canyon – Orange (Gariep) River
Leaving the mighty Fish River Canyon, we travel south to the Gariep (Orange) river. Our campsite lies on the banks of the river on the Namibia side. On arrival we have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe safari on the river to see the striking Richtersveld scenery, or simply relax on the water’s edge at camp.
  • Accommodation: Felix Unite - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: Canoe Safari US$40
 
10
Day 10: Orange (Gariep) River – Cederberg Region
This morning, we cross the border into South Africa and continue south passing through Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of wildflowers that occur in spring (best seen between August – September). We camp at a picturesque campsite nestled near the Olifants River. Here we have the opportunity to sample some of the beautiful wines of the region.
  • Accommodation: Highlanders Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
  • Meals included  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • WIFI: No
  • Optional Activities: Wine Tasting US$10
 
11
Day 11: Cederberg Region – Cape Town
We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel south, passing the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal and the spectacular views as we meander down the Picketberg Pass to the Western Cape Province. We continue to cosmopolitan Cape Town - without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities, where our tour ends. If time allows we recommend you spend a few days exploring the city and surroundings. Take advantage of the variety of activities normally available here.
  • Accommodation: No
  • Meals included  Breakfast
  • WIFI: Yes (Cape Town Accommodation)
  • Optional Activities: No
 
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Price ($)

The tour price covers the following services:

Meals

10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Accommodation

8 nights twin share accommodation, 2 nights bush camping at Spitzkoppe and Khomas Region(equipment supplied)

Transportation

Fully equipped safari vehicle, All road tolls and vehicle taxes, All ground transportation

Highlights

Sesriem Canyon
Sossusvlei shuttle and guided walk*
Dune 45
Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Etosha National Park, Game Drives

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Drinks , tips
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature

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