12 Day Camping Tour (Cape Town to Windhoek)

Explore the southern tip of Africa starting from the bustling city of Cape Town with its exquisite beaches and sprawling wine farms, through the red dunes of the Namib Desert, onto a safari in the Etosha National Park and ending off in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.


You have 12 days to marvel at the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa while camping under the African sky. Explore on your own while being transported in our air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 luxury, reclining seats) ensuring that you have an unforgettable camping experience. Optional activities include hikes and skydiving while soaking up all that Africa has to offer.

Group tour, southern Africa, Tours Africa, Camping Tour

General:

Tour code:                                                         CWAC

Style:                                                                  Serviced Camping

Comfort level:                                                    Adventurous

Group size:                                                        Max 20

Days:                                                                  12

Start:                                                                  Cape Town         

End:                                                                    Windhoek

Distance:                                                            3600km

 

Included:

Transport:                                                           Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle

Meals:                                                                 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Accommodation:                                                Hotel (3 nights), Serviced Camping (8 nights)

Entrance fees:                                                    Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park - Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park

Activities:                                                             Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei/Deadvlei Visit and Transfer, Etosha National Park Game Drives

Airport transfer:                                                 Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details

Serviced Camping:                                           No Duties! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure:

 

Route map

Route Map, Cape Town to Windhoek

A full itinerary with all the information you need will be provided upon booking.

The services of a Tour Leader, Driver and Camp Assistant for the duration of the tour, as well as local guides as per any activities, are included.

All chores covered by the crew – cooking, cleaning, pitching & packing of tents – so you can feel free to explore at your leisure!

Cost per person:

Normal price:              $1423 pp 

Black Friday Special on 2019 tours: $1138.40 pp (25% off!)

Valid until midnight 26 November 2018! 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Book Now!

Joining Instructions

On arrival in the beautiful Cape Town, you will make your way to the joining hotel. As an added service to our travellers, your arrival airport transfer is included. Walk out of the international arrivals area and look for a transfer person holding Africa4us signage and your name. Ask him/her what hotel he/she will be taking you to (do not volunteer this information). Then present your passport for proof of identity.

The tour departs in the morning of day 2. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area in the evening on day 1 of your tour at 6 PM. Upon arrival, the reception will provide information from your Tour Leader regarding the meeting place and time.

NB: As a precondition, we require your arrival flight details no later than four weeks prior to the start date of your tour. Kindly e-mail this information to: flights@africa4us.com. Please make sure that you receive your travel voucher confirming the transfer. The transfer in non-refundable if not used.

Itinerary

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. Cape Town offers an unbelievable variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood restaurants. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go with a cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.

Meals:                                                   N/A

Travel Time:                                        N/A

Accommodation:                              Basic Hotel

Address:                                               Lady Hamilton Hotel

10 Union Street
Gardens
Cape Town

Tel:                                          +27 21 423 3888

Activities Included:                           Airport Transfer, Welcome Meeting at 18:00

Activities Optional:                           Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point Tour

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Lady Hamilton or similar:

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Day 2: Cape Town to Trawal

Today you leave behind the delights of Cape Town and depart on the first leg of your journey. The first overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains. Grapes are produced for the local cellars and you have an opportunity to taste and buy some of the local wines in an optional wine tasting activity.

Meals:                                                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                        5 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Wine Tasting

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Highlanders Camp and Lodge or similar:

Day 3: Trawal to Gariep River

Travel through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wildflowers (in bloom between August and November) to the Namibian border. End the day with spectacular sunset views over the Gariep River.

Meals:                                                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                        7 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Felix Unite or similar:

Day 4: Gariep River to the Fish River Canyon

Enjoy a slow morning and sleep in or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the morning, we travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Explore the canyon rim on a short hike as the sun slips over the horizon to end your day of exploration.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     3 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Fish River Canyon  

Activities Optional:                           Canoeing on Gariep River

Entrance Fees Included:                 Fish River Canyon

Hobas Campsite or similar:

Day 5: Fish River Canyon to Sesriem

Today is an early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. On the way to Sesriem, you pass the small towns of Bethanie and Helmeringhausen and farm settlements, but other than that it will mostly just be the wide-open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. Arriving in the late afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon. Admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means "vast place."

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     9 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Sesriem Canyon afternoon visit

Activities Optional:                           N/A

Entrance Fees Included:                 Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei

Sesriem Campsite or similar:

Day 6: Sesriem to Boesman’s Camp

An early departure allows 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. In the afternoon, you can join an optional guided walk during which you will explore these desert dunes and learn about the survival skills of many of the different inhabitants of the desert.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     5 hrs Dune 45 & Sossusvlei, 3 hrs Drive to Boesman’s Camp

Accommodation:                             Camping

Activities Included:                           Dune 45 visit, 4x4 Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei

Activities Optional:                           Walking Desert Experience

Entrance Fees Included:                 Namib Naukluft Park

Boesman’s Campsite or similar:

Day 7: Boesman’s Camp to Swakopmund

Today we will travel to the coastal town of Swakopmund. There will be several photo-stop opportunities along the way as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and drive through the surreal landscapes of the Kuiseb and Gaub passes.

Meals:                                              Breakfast

Travel Time:                                     4 hrs

Accommodation:                              Lodge

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge or similar:

Day 8: Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities cater for all tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and the outdoors thrills you, you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4x4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.

Meals:                                              Breakfast

Travel Time:                                     N/A

Accommodation:                              Lodge

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge or similar:

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).  Enabling 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. Tours are led by professional local guides and backup includes satellite phone communications and vehicle tracking.

We suggest booking the 4-hour White Lady Ultimate Adventure – a self-drive of fun and adventure. On this trip, you visit the famous White Lady Bushmen Painting. Around the lodge area, there is a great chance of seeing the famous desert elephant, sometimes casually wandering into the lodge premises.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     4 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           N/A

Activities Optional:                           Ultimate Adventure Tours, White Lady Bushmen Painting, Hikes

Entrance Fees Included:                 N/A

Brandberg White Lady Lodge or similar:

Day 10: Brandberg to Etosha National Park

Travel through the vast expanse of Northern Namibia to the Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. Head out for a game drive in search of elephant, antelope and lion around various watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise with species such as the famous Kori Bustard, ostrich, several vultures, and eagle species and after heavy rains, you might even find water birds such as flamingos and pelicans.

Meals:                                               Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     7 hrs

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle

Activities Optional:                           Night Drives

Entrance Fees Included:                 Etosha National Park

Okaukuejo/Halali or similar:

Day 11: Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sightings that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.

Meals:                                              Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel Time:                                     N/A

Accommodation:                              Camping

Activities Included:                           Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle

Activities Optional:                           Night Drives

Entrance Fees Included:                 Etosha National Park

Okaukuejo/Halali or similar:

Day 12: Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Arrive in Windhoek, after lunch this will be our last goodbye, an end of another incredible tour.

Book an additional day or two in Windhoek to make the most of your stay. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Meals:                                                Breakfast, Lunch

Travel Time:                                        7 hrs

 

Cost per person:

Normal price:              $1423 pp 

Black Friday Special on 2019 tours: $1138.40 pp (25% off!)

Valid until midnight 26 November 2018! 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Book Now!

 

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