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20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Camping Tour Top seller

StartCape Town
EndVictoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Duration: 20 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 52400.00AUD 4,109.80CAD 3,716.31EURO 2,532.62GBP 2,385.07USD 2,779.84

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,

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

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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 while enjoying a traditional South African dinner.

Meals:  Lunch, 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. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:  Orange River – Fish River Canyon - 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, around midday we leave the Orange River and make our way to our overnight stop at Ais Ais, where we can enjoy the hot springs.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activity:  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 the 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. 

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

Day 7:  Swakopmund
We enjoy an educational walk with a local expert before heading to the Tropic of Capricorn to get some photos. We then continue our way to the Namib Naukluft National Park where we immerse ourselves in these incredible surroundings, making a stop at a waterhole to spot some game as the animals quench their thirst. Next stop is Swakopmund which is a welcome break after the harshness of the desert. It is also the adventure capital of Namibia as there are loads of optional activities to choose from.

Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlights: Tropic of Capricorn, Guided desert walk with a local expert, Mirabilis trees, Lunar landscape

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, Sandboarding, Quad Biking

Day 9:  Spitzkoppe to Brandberg
We leave the Atlantic coastline and head for Spitzkoppe. The Spitzkoppe is known for its huge granite boulders and Bushmen 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. We enjoy a walk to see some ancient rock art of the San people.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight:  Guided walk around 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 the chance to visit an educational centre to learn more about The Himba tribe and its unusual traditions.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady hike
Optional Activity: Educational Centre showcasing the 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 elephants 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. The campsites have floodlit waterholes and one can spend the night watching wildlife come to drink. 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. Arriving in Windhoek in the late afternoon, there is more than enough time to explore the city.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight: City tour 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 Highlight:  San tribal dancing & guided walk

Day 15:  Okavango Delta / Khwai Conservation
Today we head towards Maun. When we arrive there will be a chance for you to take an optional scenic flight over the Delta. Following the optional flight, you will be picked up from Maun and transported to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller 4x4 vehicles.
This evening your expert guide will prepare you for an unforgettable experience in the Okavango Delta where you will take part in a mokoro excursion and game drive in Khwai. Get ready to be amazed by the stunning wildlife and landscapes of Botswana!

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

Day 16:  Okavango Delta / Khwai Conservation

Today we take an early morning transfer via our safari vehicles to the poling station where you will meet the expert polers who will guide you through the narrow, reed-lined channels of the Delta's beautiful lagoons. We also embark on a nature walk on one of the many islands. An opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife such as elephants, giraffe, kudu, impala and zebra along the way. After lunch, we return to Khwai Conservation area for an afternoon game drive in open 4x4 safari vehicles. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Included Highlights:  Okavango Delta morning mokoro excursion/ Khwai Conservation afternoon game drive

Day 17:  Savuti Game Reserve
We embark on a thrilling journey from Khwai to Kasane via the Savuti Game Reserve. Be prepared for some bumpy roads as we traverse this incredible area in our 4x4 vehicles.

From wetlands to grasslands, the Savuti Game Reserve offers a variety of habitats for us to explore, increasing the chances of encountering a wide range of flora and fauna. In the afternoon, we reach the banks of the Chobe River and will be reunited with our truck in the charming town of Kasane. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight:  Game drive through Savuti Game reserve in 4x4 safari vehicles

Day 18:  Chobe National Park
For those who choose to do the game drive we wake up early for a thrilling open 4x4 safari adventure, where you'll have the chance to encounter a diverse range of wildlife. We return to camp for a delicious lunch and after a brief rest, we embark on a leisurely scenic boat cruise.

Marvel at the majestic elephants that frequent the river in the afternoon, and enjoy an up-close and personal experience with these magnificent creatures. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure an unforgettable experience as you explore the Chobe National Park from the river.

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 rainforest around the falls. In the afternoon we will visit the falls and take in this breathtaking phenomenon.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Optional Activities: Visit to Vic Falls, Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee jumping, Helicopter flights, White Water Rafting

Day 20:  Victoria Falls
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 whitewater rafting in the world. One can bungee jump, skydive, take a scenic flight or just browse the local craft markets.

Meals:  Breakfast

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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 52400.00AUD 4,109.80CAD 3,716.31EURO 2,532.62GBP 2,385.07USD 2,779.84

2024 Tour Prices – Per person

ZAR 52,400 - Camping
ZAR 2,150 - Single Supplement (optional)

ZAR 80,700 - Accommodated
ZAR 7,950 - 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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