14 day Cape Town to Windhoek camping tour
- Discover South Africa and Namibia
- Go on safari in Etosha National Park
- See Sesriem Canyon and admire the lofty red sand dunes
- Visit Windhoek and try a local lager
This tour gives the budget traveller 14 days from Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia.
Cape Town is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and one of the most widely recognised mountains in the world. Flat as a table on top, and often with a tablecloth of cloud, it remains one of the most exquisite views to behold at the southern end of Africa.
You’ll have 14 magnificent days to explore, starting off with the bustling and sophisticated city of Cape Town, nestled between mountains, beaches and Winelands, admire the sunset at Fish River Canyon, journey over the Namib Desert with its splendid red dunes, go on safari in Etosha National Park and finish in one of the smallest and cleanest capital cities in the world, Windhoek where you can treat yourself to the famous locally brewed beer, the Windhoek Lager.
This tour gives you several nights of camping under the African sky and transport in an Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 Ultimate Safari Seats), which will ensure that you’ll get an unforgettable camping experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities including hikes and skydiving, you’ll soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.
Day 1 Cape Town
Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details.
Accommodation: Twin Rooms
Day 2 Cape Town to Trawal
After leaving Cape Town, the first overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains.
Day 3 Trawal to Gariep River
Travel north through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wild flowers (in bloom between August and November) and visit the Africa4us Kids Project run in conjunction with the local orphanage and primary school at Kamieskroon Children’s Trust.
Day 4 Gariep River to the Fish River Canyon
Wake up to a quiet morning while you watch the sun rise over the Gariep River, peacefully gliding along its way. You can have a slow morning and sleep in a bit or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the morning, you travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. As the sun slips over the canyon’s rim, experience an awe-inspiring sunset to end your day of exploration.
Day 5 Fish River Canyon to Sesriem
Today you have and early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. When you arrive in the late afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon and admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance. The next morning you will visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Day 6 Sesriem to Boesman’s Camp
An early departure will allow you to experience a beautiful desert sunrise over the dunes. Climb the majestic Dune 45 before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes.
Day 7 Boesman’s Camp to Swakopmund
Depart for the Atlantic coast, to the holiday town Swakopmund. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Swakopmund at your leisure and indulge in a wide variety of activities.
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Day 8 Swakopmund
Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities, cater for all tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilograms.
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Day 9 Swakopmund to Brandberg (Uis Area)
We travel northeast to Brandberg which is home to Königstein, at 2,573m above sea level the highest peak in Namibia. At Brandberg we offer a variety of guided self-drive tours with our Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV). This enables you to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Brandberg area as well as experience the thrill of driving one of these customised vehicles.
Day 10 Brandberg to Kamanjab
Day 10 is a guided tour around an authentic Himba village. Experience in depth the life and ways of living of the last traditional tribe in Namibia.
Day 11 Kamanjab to Etosha
Travel through the vast expanses of Northern Namibia to the Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries.
Day 12 Etosha National Park
Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your fully air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. Overnight in the newest camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.
Day 13 Etosha National Park to Windhoek
Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, after which you’ll trade your sleeping bag for a twin room on your last night of the tour. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence.
Accommodation: Twin Rooms
Day 14 Windhoek
Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
- Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
- Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
- Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nt), Comfort Hotel (1 nt) Multi-share Rooms (2 nts), Participation Camping (9 nts)
- Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Etosha National Park
- Activities: Africa4us Kids Project, Fish River Canyon , Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Authentic Himba Settlement Experience, Etosha National Park Game Drives
- Crew:1 tour leader, 1 driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included
This tour departs from Cape Town.
You will meet at your designated hotel at 18.00pm on the starting date of your tour. The name and address of the hotel will be communicated to you after checkout.
- We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
- Maximum 20 passengers per tour
- 18 March 2018
- 2 April 2018
- 6 May 2018
- 20 May 2018
- 11 June 2018
- 24 June 2018
- 9 July 2018
- 30 July 2018
- 13 August 2018
- 30 September 2018
- 8 October 2018
- 28 October 2018
- 17 November 2018
- 3 December 2018
- 17 December 2018
- 6 January 2019
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