Southern Africa Falls to Cape - 20 days

Southern Africa Falls to Cape - 20 days

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Southern Africa Falls to Cape - 20 days

20 Days Starting in Victoria Falls and ending in Cape Town

Visiting: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Rundu, Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Sesriem, Fish River Canyon, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqualand, Cape Town

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2473/SAFC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Average age 40s - 70s but flexible age policy. Minimum age 10.If travelling with children parents need to be aware of the very long driving days (distances noted in the trip notes). Tents sleep a max of 2 people so families would get two tents and do not

Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

4WD, Walking

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Tour Overview

SMALL GROUP COMFORT CAMPING: Take in the spectacular scenery, wildlife, and culture of Southern Africa on this 20-day overland adventure. Setting out from mighty Victoria Falls, search for wildlife in Chobe, Etosha, and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, walk across giant dunes in the Namib Desert and marvel at Fish River Canyon. Ending in Cape Town, South Africa's captivating Mother City.

Highlights

  • Swakopmund - explore this charming German colonial town and enjoy an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight

  • Chobe National Park - Search for wildlife on safari and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River

  • Etosha National Park - Enjoy game drives in Namibia's premier game reserve

  • Okavango Delta - Explore the world's largest inland delta on guided nature walks, mokoro and boat excursions

  • Spitzkoppe Mountains - Camp among the boulders of the Spitkoppe Mountains and explore this stunning area on foot

  • Fish River Canyon - Admire the world's second largest canyon

  • Namib-Naukluft National Park - Admire the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, trek through striking Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon

  • Victoria Falls - Finish your tour in Africa's adrenaline capital, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Go in search of the famous black maned lion on game drives in this vast reserve

  • Augrabies Falls National Park - Marvel at the magnificent Augrabies Falls where the Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Victoria Falls
Location: Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to our start hotel. At 3pm there is a pre departure meeting in the hotel foyer. The rest of the day is free for you to independently explore. Be sure to allow enough time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls which are without doubt one of the most spectacular sights in Africa!



Victoria Falls is a charming town and there's a whole host of exciting activities available to book locally, from scenic helicopter flights over the falls and bungee jumping, to white water rafting and sunset cruises. Pre tour accommodation is available on request if you would like to spend longer here.

Day 2-3: Chobe National Park
Location: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Victoria Falls - Chobe River (Botswana). The morning of day 2 is free for you to browse the local markets or enjoy some of the optional activities on offer at Victoria Falls. In the afternoon we cross the border into Botswana and overnight on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day we enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals coming to the river's edge to drink.

Day 4-5: Okavango Delta
Location: Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chobe River - Okavango Delta. On day 4 we drive through Chobe National Park before entering Namibia and travelling to the eastern side of the Caprivi, a narrow stretch of Namibian territory between Botswana and Angola. Crossing back into Botswana we then continue on to our lodge on the edge of the lush Okavango Delta.


The following day we travel by boat into the delta and explore the waterways on a mokoro (traditional canoe) excursion. We also enjoy a guided nature walk on one of the smaller islands (water levels permitting).

Day 6: The Okavango River
Location: Okavango Delta, Rundu
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Okavango Delta - Rundu (Namibia). Departing the Delta we cross back into Namibia and continue through the Caprivi Strip to our camp in Rundu, set amongst lush vegetation overlooking the Okavango River and Angola.

Day 7-8: Etosha National Park
Location: Rundu, Etosha National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rundu - Etosha National Park. On day 7 we proceed to Etosha National Park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park in our overland vehicle. This park is one of the most important reserves and game sanctuaries in Africa with thousands of wild animals such as blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, kudu, giraffe, cheetah, leopard, lion and elephant making this area their home. Day 8 we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4x4 vehicles from our lodge located just outside the park entrance.

Day 9: Spitzkoppe
Location: Etosha National Park, Spitzkoppe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Etosha National Park - Spitzkoppe. We drive south through the Damaraland region with its vast and rugged terrain. Its mountain ranges are intercepted by wide gravel plains, which run into sandy, vegetated riverbeds and hot, dry valleys. We set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bushcamp is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Day 10: Swakopmund
Location: Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund
Meals Included: Breakfast

Spitzkoppe - Swakopmund. We travel south to Swakopmund today and spend the afternoon exploring this German colonial town.

Day 11-12: Sesriem
Location: Swakopmund, Sesriem
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Our journey takes us south through ever changing scenery to our camp located on the edge of the Namib Desert today. The following morning is an early departure for Sossusvlei, stopping in the dune belt to witness the changing colours of the world’s highest sand dunes. We enjoy a 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. In the afternoon we take a short hike through the Sesriem Canyon.

Day 13: Fish River Canyon
Location: Sesriem, Fish River Canyon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Sesriem - Fish River Canyon. Leaving the Namib region we continue south towards Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. At its deepest point this spectacular canyon is 549 metres deep. After setting up camp enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon and watch the changing colours of sunset over the canyon.

Day 14-15: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Location: Fish River Canyon, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fish River Canyon - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa). On day 14 we travel into the heart of the Kalahari and the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. This vast reserve covers over 3.6 million hectares and is home to the famous black mane lion. Here we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and the sparse vegetation is ideal for spotting wildlife, particularly predators including the famous Kalahari lions, notable for the impressive black-maned males.

Day 16: Augrabies Falls National Park
Location: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Augrabies Falls National Park. We head south to the beautiful Augrabies Falls National Park today, passing an abundance of lush wine farms en route. Reaching the national park we spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular Augrabies Falls from various viewpoints. At these thundering falls, known locally ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’, the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge.

Day 17: Namaqualand
Location: Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqualand
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Augrabies Falls National Park - Namaqualand. Departing Augrabies we travel to our campsite in the picturesque Namaqualand region. During the months of August – October the landscape is transformed into an explosion of colour due to the numerous wild flowers of the region.

Day 18-19: Cape Town
Location: Namaqualand, Cape Town
Meals Included: Breakfast

Namaqualand - Cape Town. Travelling through the picturesque Namaqualand region we arrive in Cape Town mid afternoon on day 18. Set against the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is a captivating city which offers plenty of scenic, historic and cultural attractions. The remains of the day is free to explore Cape Town's bustling Waterfront which has a wonderful range of shops, restaurants and bars.



The following morning we set out on a full day tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, we take in Table Mountain National Park and Cape Point before returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up iconic Table Mountain is optional and at your own expense (weather dependent).

Day 20: Cape Town
Location: Cape Town
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today our overland adventure comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check out.



Please Note: In 2023 a departure transfer to Cape Town Airport will be included. In 2022 it can be booked upon request for a supplement. We can also book post tour accommodation upon request.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Camping and 3 star hotels

  • 15 nights fully serviced camping (meaning the crew take care of all camping chores: cooking, cleaning, pitching and packing tents)

  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 15 dinners

  • 4 nights 3 star hotels (Cape Town, Swakopmund and Victoria Falls)

  • Victoria Falls International Airport transfer on day 1

  • Spacious 2-person domed tents, camp bed, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow

  • Cape Town International Airport departure transfer on day 20

  • Cape Peninsula full day tour

  • Transport in a 16 seater overland lodge vehicle

  • A 3-man crew of experienced safari guides (including a cook)

  • Park entrance fees

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What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • Optional activities, additional meals and drinks

  • Local payment - ZAR 3000 pp - to be paid in cash on day 1

  • Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and excursions

  • Local payment - 2023: ZAR 3000pp / 2024: ZAR 3500pp - to be paid in cash on day 1

  • Optional activities

  • Local payment - ZAR 3500pp, to be paid on arrival

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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I have just returned from my tour with On The Go and it was an amazing trip! From arriving at the airport and meeting the OTG representative, everything was well organised and hassle free.  Our tour guide was Amir. He is awesome!! From the beginning he was so friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Egypt, giving us loads of information at each place and time to explore ourselves. Learnt so much from him about this fascinating place, and he was always happy to answer more questions.   The trip itself was amazing. There's lots of travelling on this trip, but it's really not too bad, and the sights you see when you get to where you are going are worth it. I'm not a big fan of boats, but the Felluca ride across the Nile was pretty fun too.  On the first day I also did the optional tour of Cairo with Ahmed Helal - another excellent guide from OTG. It's worth doing this add on as you don't spend much time in Cairo, and you go to three very different places.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this trip. It was just ace.  If you're thinking about it too, you should probably just book it. And hopefully you get Amir as your guide.

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Gallipoli tour. The guide was...

28-Sep-2023

Gallipoli tour. The guide was awesome. Everything went like clockwork.. My complaint is that you expect 4 people to cramp together on the back seat of the van for 4 hours. That is poverty travel. Not really acceptable for the price paid. So uncomfortable. If was to do this trip again I'd just rent a car. Although the guide was amazing, but that's 3 hours of the trip.

Sarah Paterson (Google Reviewer)  

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27-Dec-2023

Terrible tour of India. For some reason On the Go hadn't realised that my room mate had booked her own room for the first night of tour. So the hotel in Delhi had tried to put me in her room after midnight, by wheeling in an extra bed. She went Crazy!! I then had to sit in hotel reception for hours. While the tour guide said he couldn't find me a room. Throughout the tour the guide consistently ask me and my room mate for money for my room, causing more friction between us. Don't book with this company had the worst experience ever. Go with Intrepid or G Adventure

brandy hoffman (Google Reviewer)  

I had used them once...

09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

Giovanni Guidi (Google Reviewer)  

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19-Aug-2023

I booked three tours with this agency. While the first two experiences were very nice, with well-thought-out itineraries and knowledgeable guides, the third tour was an absolute nightmare for us. Due to the unavailability of an hotel from the trip notes, the agency opted to replace it with another they claimed was "similar." To our dismay, this alternative was nothing short of a decrepit, filthy establishment that threatened to ruin our entire safari experience in South Africa. But the fiasco didn't end there. This so-called hotel began proposing and organizing activities starkly different from what we were promised in the trip notes, together with an awful services of their guides and vehicles. And when this disaster struck and we desperately needed their support? The agency ghosted us. It took them an entire day to respond, and when they did, they simply shrugged off our concerns, asserting it was too late to fix anything, even though three nights of our trip were still ahead. The level of unprofessionalism was staggering. Forced to salvage our experience, we took matters into our own hands, leaving that awful place to book another hotel and activities for the remainder of our trip—all at my own expense. Based on my experience, I suggest travelers to think twice before considering this agency. Seek out reputable companies known for their commitment to customer service and integrity.

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