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20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Accommodated Popular On sale

20 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndVictoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Special price
ZAR 29655AUD 3,057.22CAD 2,995.45EURO 1,995.63GBP 1,774.69USD 2,391.53
Normal priceZAR 32950.00AUD 3,396.91CAD 3,328.28EURO 2,217.36GBP 1,971.87USD 2,657.26

A comfort overland tour taking in the Best of Southern Africa. Starting in the vibrant city of Cape Town we head to Namibia. From the Fish River Canyon to the spectacular sand dunes of the Namib desert. A range of activities at the coastal town of Swakopmund, Bushman paintings at the Spitzkoppe.  Huge concentration of wildlife at the floodlit waterholes and open plains of Etosha are a photographers dream..In the Okavango Delta, we do a fly in Safari, where we join our local guides who "pole" us through the waterways in dug out canoes - Makoros - a true wilderness area with a huge variety of bird and wildlife.  A boat cruise on the Chobe river offers an opportunity to get up close to huge herds of elephant, hippo and crocodiles. Our overland tour draws to a close as with the spectacular Victoria Falls where there is a range of activities or time spent exploring cultural villages and markets. This tour is also available in the opposite direction - Victoria Falls to Cape Town.

Countries visitingBotswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Accommodation on tour:Guest house/Hotel/Lodge


  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Guided Walk in desert - Sousssvlei
  • Himba Tribal Interaction
  • Etosha National Park
  • Bushman Tribal Dancing
  • Scenic Flight in the Okavango Delta
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Cape Town - Cederberg

Our overland tour begins in Cape Town and our first stop is to take photos of Table Mountain from Blouberg Strand. Travelling north we pass through the spectacular Cederberg Mountains to our first camp. We have an opportunity to taste some of the local wines before enjoying a traditional South African meal.

Meals:  Lunch

Activity Package:  Wine tasting and traditional meal

Day 2:  Gariep River (Orange River)

After breakfast we head for our next destination – the Orange River. En route we pass through Namaqaland, which is famous for its spring flowers. 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. Our accommodation is on the banks of the river.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:  Orange River – Fish River Canyon

The morning is at your leisure and you 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 north to the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River canyon is the second largest in the world and has spectacular landscapesand views. We enjoy a late afternoon walk along the rim of the canyon – have your cameras ready. We overnight at Ais-Ais where you have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional activity:  Half day canoe trip

Day 4:  Namib Desert – Naukluft National Park

An early start and we head for Namib Desert. The day is spent commuting through ever changing desert terrain. After a long day we arrive at our camp where we spend the next two nights. In the late afternoon we head off on a short hike to explore the Sesriem Canyon. The evening is spent relaxing 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 5:  Namib Desert – Soussusvlei

A very early start so we can enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the desert. Those with energy can climb the famous Dune 45 and enjoy a view across the immense sand dunes of the desert. The sunrise provides amazing contrasts of shadows across the dunes and is a photographers dream. We head further into the desert to Soussusvlei. There is time to explore the Dead Vlei – with its ancient trees and amazing sand dunes. We partake in a hike with a local to learn how the Bushmen survive in this harsh desert terrain. After an exciting day we head back to camp.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Sesreim Canyon and sunrise hike up Dune 45.

Activity Package:  Guided desert walk

Day 6:  Swakopmund

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 resident flamingos. Swakopmund is a welcome break after the harshness of the desert. It is also the adventure capital of the desert and there are many optional activities to choose from.

Optional Activities:  (prices subject to change)

• Sand boarding -    US$ 50

• Quad biking -        US$ 65

• Sky Diving -         US$ 210

• Scenic flight -       US$ 300

• Deep sea fishing   US$ 300

Day 7:  Swakopmund

Today is spent at your leisure and pleasure. You can partake in one of the many desert activities on offer or you can take in the town, enjoy lunch and stock up on personal provisions for the remaining tour.

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 8:  Spitzkoppe - Khorixas

We leave the coastline and head for the Spitzkoppe, which stands out prominently on the flat landscape. The Spitzkoppe is known for its huge granite boulders and large number of Bushmen paintings. The afternoon is spent exploring this moon like landscape taking in the ancient Bushmen paintings with a local guide, or one can go boulder climbing. We spend the evening at Khorixas.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Guided walk around Spitzkoppe

Day 9:  Himba Tribe

Today we have an opportunity to visit a Himba village where we can get an insight into the daily lives of this indigenous tribe. The Himba are semi-nomadic, and there traditional pastures and land has been mostly taken over by western influences. The tribal lifestyle of the Himba is now protected and the village we visit is an educational experience for those wanting to experience their customs and traditions first hand. All monies raised go towards an educational fund for the tribe.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity Package:  Himba village visit

Day 10 & 11:  Etosha National Park

An early morning sees us making the short transfer to Etosha National Park where we set off on our first safari game drive. The next two days are spent exploring this magnificent game reserve. Etosha is known for its abundance of elephant and predators. The waterholes are frequented by many species of animals and one can expect to encounter huge herds of zebra, antelope and giraffes. Game viewing is generally very good as the sparse vegetation allows for excellent sightingsof a wide range of animals. The campsites have flood lit waterholes and one can spend the night watching wildlife come drink. We also enjoy a visit to the huge salt pan after which Etosha is named. There is an option to partake in a night drive with the park rangers.

Meals:  Breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, dinner x 2

Included activity:  Game drives

Day 12:  Windhoek

The day begins with a short game drive to Etosha National Park gates and we head for Windhoek – the capital of Namibia. We include a stop at a large and popular curio market where there is ample time to shop for some last minute gifts.  Arriving in Windhoek in the late afternoon, there is more than enough time to explore the city with its German heritage.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch

Day 13:  Ghanzi – Botswana

Today we leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. After we set up camp at Ghanzi  - located in the Kalahari Desert- we have an opportunity to interact with the local Bushman tribe. In the evening we enjoy some traditional dancing around the camp fire.

 Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Bushman tribal dancing

Optional activity:  Bushman walk

Day 14:  Okavango Delta

This morning we have opportunity to join local “San” guides who offer an informative insight into life in the Kalahari. In the afternoon we make our way to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta. On route we pass many local villages. We set up camp on the shores of the delta. The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most popular destination.  It is the world’s largest inland delta and is home to a large range of wildlife and birdlife.

Optional activity:  Bushman walk

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15 & 16:  Okavango Delta

After a relaxed start to the day, we board our flight and head deep into the Okavango Delta. The next couple of days are spent exploring this true wilderness area. We will spend time with locals poling through the waterways and channels of the delta, take nature walks and get to take in this unique ecosystem. Evenings are spent around the campfire enjoying the sounds of the African bush.  Note: activities may vary according to water levels.

Meals:  2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch and 2 x dinner

Activity package:  Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 17:  Nata

After transferring back to Maun, we board our overland truck and head to Nata. En route we pass the edge of the Makgadigadi Pans, many indigenous Baobab trees and may encounter wildlife in this huge protected area.

 Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18:  Chobe National Park

An early morning breakfast and we head for Kasane, a real frontier town on the banks of the Chobe River. On arrival we set off on an open vehicle game drive. Chobe is best known for its large herds of elephants and a high concentration of predators – notably lions. In the late afternoon we experience a safari boat cruise along the Chobe River. Hippos and crocodiles abound. One can also expect to see a variety of animals on the banks of the river, including elephant, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and antelope. Have your cameras ready.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity package:  Chobe National Park game drive and a safari boat cruise

Day 19:  Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

This morning we head for our final destination – Victoria Falls – “The Smoke that Thunders”.  The falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the expanse of falling water is absolutely spectacular. The spray from the waterfall creates a natural rain forest around the falls. In the afternoon we will visit the falls and take in this breath taking phenomenon.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch

Activity package:  Victoria Falls National Park Entrance fee

Day 20:  Victoria Falls

After breakfast our Cape Town to Victoria Falls lodge tour comes to an end. It is highly recommended that you stay an extra night at the falls to partake in one of the many activities on offer. The Zambezi River offers some of the best white water rafting in the world. One can bungee jump, sky dive, take a scenic flight or just browse the local craft markets.

Meals:  Breakfast

Optional Activities – Victoria Falls – some of the popular options    

Bungee Jumping -                          US$ 160

• Sunset Zambezi cruise -                  US$ 85

• Full day White water rafting -           US$ 160

• Gorge swing -                                 US$ 95

• Helicopter Scenic flight -                  US$ 170


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


Special: 10% off selected dates
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 29655AUD 3,057.22CAD 2,995.45EURO 1,995.63GBP 1,774.69USD 2,391.53

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                  R32 950 per person sharing

Single Supplement -   R5 200 

Activity Package      -  R19 560 ( Optional ) - This includes what we consider to be the key activities on this tour, A Breakdown of this payment is available from our consultants.


Tour includes

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • meals as per full itinerary
  • Optional activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol & beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Activity package & optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 20 Days

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