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7 Day Cape Town to Namib Desert Lodge Tour Top seller

StartCape Town
EndSwakopmund (Namibia)
Duration: 7 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 29750.00AUD 2,333.33CAD 2,109.93EURO 1,437.89GBP 1,354.12USD 1,578.25

A comfortable overland tour focusing on the spectacular Namib Desert. Enjoy breath taking views of the Fish River Canyon and enjoy a sunrise over the sand dunes of the oldest desert. The tour begins under Table Mountain and finishes in the desert town of Swakopmund. if you are feeling adventurous, take a look at our Camping Version of this tour.

Countries visitingNamibia, South Africa
Accommodation on tour:Chalet/Lodge
Malaria free:Yes


  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Guided Walk in desert - Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window,

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Day 1:  Cape Town - Cederberg
Our accommodated overland tour begins in Cape Town and our first stop is to take photos of Table Mountain. Travelling north we pass through the Cederberg Mountains, home to the famous “Rooibos Tea” - a popular herbal beverage. The evening is spent getting acquainted with your fellow travelers by enjoying a delicious South African traditional dinner

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Included Highlight: Traditional Dinner

Day 2:  Gariep River (Orange River)
After breakfast we head for our next destination – the Orange River. The river was originally called the Gariep River (River of Hope) by the local indigenous people. The river is the longest in South Africa and forms a natural border between Namibia and South Africa. We set up camp on the banks of the river.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:  Orange River - Namibia
The morning is at your leisure and one can choose to take a morning canoe trip or alternatively relax at camp, soak up the sun and swim in the river. After lunch we make our way to the hot springs of Ais Ais and towards our overnight stop.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activity:  Half day canoe trip
Included Highlight: Ais-Ais Hot Springs

Day 4:  Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground
An early start and we enjoy an early morning walk  and sunrise along the edge of the Canyon – have your cameras ready. We make our way west where we visit the unusual Quiver Tree forest and Giants Playground - named after giant boulder formation..

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights: Fish River Canyon and Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground

Day 5:  Namib Naukluft National Park
Early start to a long travelling day as we head for the Namib Desert. The day is spent commuting through ever changing terrain. The evening is spent under the desert stars. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world with the highest sand dunes and provides spectacular views.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Namib Desert - Sossusvlei
A very early start so we can enjoy sunrise over the desert. Those with energy can climb the famous Dune 45. The sunrise provides amazing contrasts of shadows across the dunes and is a photographer's dream. We head further into the desert to Sossusvlei. There is time to explore the Dead Vlei – with its ancient trees and amazing sand dunes. We partake in a hike with a local expert to learn how the San tribe survive in this harsh terrain.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights:  Sunrise hike up Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei

Day 7:  Swakopmund
Before departing for Swakopmund,we enjoy an educational walk with a local expert. After breakfast we continue north to Swakopmund – the desert capital. En route we stop at the Tropic of Capricorn as well as Walvis Bay to see the flamingos. Swakopmund  is where our tour ends. Recommended to spend an extra day enjoying the adventure capital of the desert and there are many optional activities to choose from.

Meal:  Breakfast
Included Highlights: Guided desert walk, Walvis Bay Lagoon, Tropic of Capricorn

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

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Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 29750.00AUD 2,333.33CAD 2,109.93EURO 1,437.89GBP 1,354.12USD 1,578.25

2024 Tour Prices - Per person

ZAR 29,750 - Accommodated
ZAR 1,900 - Single supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

ZAR 19,950 - Camping

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities 
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
This tour has a duration of: 7 Days

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