Cape to Namibia - 14 days

Cape to Namibia - 14 days

Start: Cape Town Finish: Windhoek

Visiting: Cape Town


Duration: 13 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour code: 1850/CTN

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Tour operator: On The Go Tours

Group size: 2 - 30

Age range: 18 and over.Overland Age Policy:To travel on one of our overland family departure safaris children need to be a minimum age of 6 for Southern Africa safaris (Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa) and a minimum of 8 years old for East Africa safaris (

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Depart from the 'Mother City' of Cape Town and head north up to beautiful Namibia. Discover the expansive Fish River Canyon, climb the massive sand dunes of Sossusvlei, get an adrenalin fix in Swakopmund and go wildlife spotting in Etosha National Park before ending in the capital - Windhoek.

Highlights

  • iconFish River Canyon - take in Namibia's answer to the Grand Canyon, which is the second largest canyon in the world
  • iconCape Town - begin your tour in the vibrant city of Cape Town, enjoy wine tasting in the Cederberg Mountains and camp by the Gariep River
  • iconNamib Desert - discover a dramatic sea of sand dunes and watch the sunrise over Dune 45 in Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • iconEtosha National Park - search for lions, elephants, rhinos and more in Namibia's premier game reserve
  • iconSwakopmund - spend two days at leisure in Namibia's premier beach resort and join optional activities including dolphin cruises and golf
  • iconWindhoek - end your safari in one of the world's smallest capital cities and head out to explore independently

Places You'll See

Cities & Attractions:

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Cape Town

Saturday. Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa! An arrival transfer to our accommodation is included. Today there is a welcome meeting at 17.00hrs where you will meet your tour leader and fellow passengers.

icon Day 2: Cederberg

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Cape Town - Cederberg. Leaving Cape Town, we head around Table Bay and travel north to a picturesque campsite, surrounded by wine farms in the Cederburg Area. This afternoon we sample some of the nectar of the gods with an optional wine tasting after taking a short walk in the surrounding vineyards to explore the exquisite views of the Cederberg Mountains.

icon Day 3: Gariep River

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cederberg - Gariep River. From the Cederberg we travel further north through the region known as Namaqualand and the desert area of the Richtersveld to the Gariep River, the natural land border between South Africa and Namibia, where we camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river.

icon Day 4: Fish River Canyon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gariep River - Fish River Canyon (Namibia). This morning we cross into Namibia after lunch and travel to the Fish River Canyon. At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it’s the second largest canyon in the world. A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.

icon Day 5: Sesriem

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fish River Canyon - Sesriem. An early start today, heading north we enter the Namib-Naukluft desert, one of the oldest in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a good place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes which are reputed to be the highest in the world.

icon Day 6: Namib Naukluft National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sesriem. This morning we enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park where we spend the morning exploring this amazing area. View the sunrise from the top of Dune 45 - a truly memorable experience. Following our sunrise experience we head a further 5kms into the desert and take a walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and explore the surrounding area.

icon Day 7-8: Swakopmund

Meals: Breakfast

Sesriem - Swakopmund. Our next stop is Namibia’s prime holiday resort - Swakopmund where we enjoy 2 nights of rest, relaxation and a little bit of adrenalin for those that are keen! Founded by the Germans in 1892, their colonial influence is still evident today. Swakopmund has lovely beaches, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios. Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more.

icon Day 9: Spitzkoppe

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Swakopmund - Brandberg. Our departure from Swakopmund takes through the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’ - Spitzkoppe. The 1728m high rock formation, one of Namibia’s most recognised landmarks, is well known as an ancient San sacred site. Explore the surrounding area and its San rock paintings or simply enjoy the magnificent views. After our visit to Spitzkoppe we head off to our next destination – Brandberg

icon Day 10-11: Etosha National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Brandberg - Etosha National Park area. On day 10 our drive takes us further north through the Namibian countryside to our campsite, located in the vicinity of Etosha National Park. The following day we explore Etosha National Park. Covering 22,700 km, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, and once it has cooled off a bit, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s southern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! The camp tonight is situated just outside the parks boundaries, only 10kms from Anderson Gate. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool or a sun downer on the deck before dinner.

icon Day 12: Etosha National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we make our way 150 km across the park, keeping a look out for the many different mammals, reptiles, birds and insects in the various regions. After a full day of game viewing, we spend the evening relaxing at our camp in the north of the park, Namutoni. After dinner why not head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals may come to drink in the evenings.

icon Day 13: Windhoek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Etosha - Windhoek. After our breakfast we head out of the park while doing a game drive. Today’s drive will take us through small rural towns and scenic landscapes. Nestled between the hills, Windhoek is a rather small capital city but has many places of historical interest. This afternoon is spent at your leisure with time to visit the local museum or haggling at the street side markets. There are also many shops for those in need of a bit of retail therapy.

icon Day 14: Windhoek

Meals: Breakfast

Friday. This morning your tour ends after breakfast.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Camping

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    Arrival transfer from Cape Town Airport on day 1

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    1st night dorm accommodation at Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town (upgrade available), 2 nights dorm accommodation in Swakopmund and 10 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.

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    All camping fees and appropriate equipment

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    12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners

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    Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)

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    A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives

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    Sossusvlei transfer for Desert Walk

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    Park Entry and Game drive - Etosha NP

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    All road taxes and tolls

What's Not Included

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    International flights and visas

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    Sleeping bag - please bring your own

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    Accommodation upgrade fee - payable locally. Please see trip notes for more details.

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

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    Local payment - $490pp, paid in USD.

Age Policy

18 and over.Overland Age Policy:To travel on one of our overland family departure safaris children need to be a minimum age of 6 for Southern Africa safaris (Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa) and a minimum of 8 years old for East Africa safaris (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia). If a safari includes both East and Southern Africa then the minimum age will be 8 years old. Please note that they will be travelling with the normal group. These are not separate family tours. For family dates look for the icon next to the tour date online. IMPORTANT: South Africa and Botswana regulations aimed at fighting child trafficking:'All parents travelling with children into or out of SA and/or Botswana may be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. There are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents.' Tell pax to contact the South African High Commission, South African Department of Home Affairs and/or the Botswana High Commission for further information.

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Reviews

Cape to Namibia - 14 days
We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide. The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone. The tour included all important ....more We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide.

The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone.

The tour included all important places and was well organized.

The truck was quite old and it could be better equipped, e.

g.

small storage at the seats, walkie talkies for communication with the driver.

The staff was very friendly and made everything to get the best experience for us.

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Hanna Van de Braak

22-Mar-2019

Cape to Namibia - 14 days
We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide. The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone. The tour included all important ....more We had an amazing tour, perfectly organized by our guide.

The driver was very good and secure and the cook prepared delicious food for everyone.

The tour included all important places and was well organized.

The truck was quite old and it could be better equipped, e.

g.

small storage at the seats, walkie talkies for communication with the driver.

The staff was very friendly and made everything to get the best experience for us.

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Hanna Van de Braak

22-Mar-2019

Cape to Namibia - 14 days
I wish my English was better to make this feedback as positive as I want it to be. Me and my partner had such a beautiful 14 days holiday! I'm happy ....more I wish my English was better to make this feedback as positive as I want it to be.

Me and my partner had such a beautiful 14 days holiday! I'm happy with the full experience with the OnTheGoTour; my travel agent, Libby, was great, very passionate about her job, reliable and prompt to answer to our enquirers.

Our troupe, consisting in Njaramba (guide), Steven (driver), Malinga (cook) was just above our expectation.

Great people and real professionals! We felt safe, in good hands and we share beautiful moments.

I loved after dinner listen to Njaramba's stories around the fire, it was so fascinating and interesting, attracting all of us attention.

Nothing was left to chance, every aspect of our tour was studied on every small details, from the fair rotation's seat in the truck, to the duties each of us had to do, from the stops along the way, to the right moment to see the places of interest, from the beautiful meals, to the strategic choices of the camping areas.

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what an amazing experience! I look forward to book again with you! Thank you!; ....less
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Azzurra Arnaldi

27-Sep-2017

Cape to Namibia - 14 days
Overall a good tour. Amazing sights. We saw so much and it was the trip of a lifetime. The tour guide was very passionate about all subjects. The safari and the ....more Overall a good tour.

Amazing sights.

We saw so much and it was the trip of a lifetime.

The tour guide was very passionate about all subjects.

The safari and the desert trips were the highlight of the trip for me.

Also the camping and eating as a group was really nice.

The food was good, vegetarians well catered for.

It was very well organised.

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Alana Jenkins

10-Mar-2018

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