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20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour Popular

StartCape Town
EndVictoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Duration: 20 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 39950.00AUD 3,566.96CAD 3,201.12EURO 2,375.15GBP 2,015.64USD 2,493.76

An overland safari tour taking in deserts, wildlife, scenery and tribal culture. Tour from vibrant Cape Town to Namibia's desert wilderness.  From the Fish River Canyon to exploring the sun baked sand dunes of the Namib.  Enjoy desert activities in Swakopmund and the Bushman paintings of Spitzkoppe.  We take in the stunning wildlife of Etosha's open plains and floodlit waterholes.  Poling through the Okavango Delta wilderness we have opportunity to view more animals and birdlife.  A cruise down the Chobe river brings encounters with herds of elephants, hippos and crocodiles.  The Victoria Falls is a breathtaking way to finish the tour. Don't feel like camping, then do the highly recommended accommodated Cape Town to Victoria Falls Tour

Countries visitingBotswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
This tour is:Family Tour on Select Dates
Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Quiver Tree Forest / Giants Play Ground
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei - Namib Desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Brandberg / White Lady
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek
  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Below is the basic day to day brief,

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Day 1:  Cape Town - Cederberg
Our 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.

Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:  Namaqualand - Gariep River (Orange River)
After breakfast we head for our next destination – the Orange River. We travel through stunning desert vistas, where spring flower lay scattered within the landscape. 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
Included Highlight: Spring Flowers (Seasonal July - September)

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 cross the Namibian border. A brief visit to the local hot spring before setting up camp. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight: Swim in mineral hot springs (swimming pool)
Optional Activity:  Half day canoe trip

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
Included Highlight:  Sesriem Canyon

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.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights:  Sunrise hike up Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Guided desert walk with local expert

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 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.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon

Day 8:  Swakopmund
Today is spent at your leisure. You can enjoy one of the many desert activities on offer or you can take in the town and stock up on personal provisions for the remaining tour.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activities: Dolphin Cruise, Skydiving, Sand Boarding, Quad Biking

Day 9:  Spitzkoppe
We leave the Atlantic coastline and head for Spitzkoppe. The Spitzkoppe is known for its huge granite boulders and San rock art paintings. The afternoon is spent exploring this moon like landscape or one can go boulder climbing before heading for our camp in the Brandberg region.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight:  Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

Day 10:  Brandberg - White Lady
Today we explore the Brandberg Region (Burning Mountain). We undertake a fairly strenuous walk to visit the White Lady rock painting - one of approximately 45 000 in the area. We have a chance to visit an educational centre to learn more about the fascinating way of life of the Himba Tribe.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady Hike
Optional Activity: Educational Centre - Himba Tribe

Day 11 & 12:  Etosha National Park
We enter Etosha National Park in the afternoon and 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 sightings. We also enjoy a visit to the huge salt pan after which Etosha is named.

Meals:  Breakfast x 2, lunch x 2, dinner x 2
Included Highlights:  Game drives

Day 13:  Windhoek
We leave Etosha National Park and 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.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with your guide

Day 14:  Ghanzi – Botswana
Today we leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. After we set up camp at Ghanzi , we have an opportunity to connect with the local San tribe. In the evening we enjoy some traditional dancing under the stars.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights:  San tribal dancing & walk

Day 15 & 16:  Okavango Delta
Today we make our way to the Okavango Delta - the world’s largest inland delta and home to a large range of wildlife and bird life. The delta attracts numerous animals during the dry season and the game viewing can be excellent.

On route we pass many local villages. Early morning we transfer deep into the Okavango Delta. Our transfer takes place on both boats and vehicles. After meeting our mokoro polers (traditional canoes) we pole through the channels and lagoons. A bush walk is conducted on one of the many islands. In the late afternoon we slowly head back to Maun.  Note: activities may vary according to water levels.

Meals:  2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch and 2 x dinner
Included Highlight:  Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 17:  Botswana - Nata Region
Leaving Maun, we travel east to the town of Nata. We will pass the renown Makgadikgadi Pans. There is an opportunity for those who would like to visit the pans in the afternoon. We camp at Nata.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activity:  Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Day 18:  Chobe National Park
An early morning start as we make our way to Kasane - the gateway to the Chobe National Park. On arrival we set off on a open vehicle game drive. Chobe is best known for its huge herds of elephants and a high concentration of predators – notably lions. In the late afternoon we experience a relaxing 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
Included Highlights: Chobe National Park safari boat cruise
Optional Activity: Chobe National Park Game Drive

Day 19:  Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
This morning we head for our final destination – Victoria Falls. It is a short drive to the Zimbabwe border and then onto the mighty Victoria Falls. 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 breathtaking phenomenon.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activity: Vic Falls National Park entry

Day 20:  Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
After breakfast our Cape Town to Victoria Falls 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, skydive, take a scenic flight or just browse the local craft markets.

Meals:  Breakfast
Optional Activities: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water rafting

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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 39950.00AUD 3,566.96CAD 3,201.12EURO 2,375.15GBP 2,015.64USD 2,493.76

2022 Departures

 ZAR 39950AUD 3,566.96CAD 3,201.12EURO 2,375.15GBP 2,015.64USD 2,493.76

2022 Tour Prices – Per person

ZAR 39 950 - Camping
ZAR 1350 - Single Supplement (optional)

ZAR 61 850 - Accommodated
ZAR 4650 - Single Supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Twin-share dome tents in designated campsites in picturesque locations with toilet and shower facilities
  • Camping mattress
  • Most campsites have a swimming pool, restaurant and bar
  • All meals included as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities 
This tour has a duration of: 20 Days

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