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19 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure Tour Popular On sale

19 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndLivingstone (Zambia)
Special price
ZAR 20100AUD 2,072.16CAD 2,030.30EURO 1,352.62GBP 1,202.87USD 1,620.97
Normal priceZAR 25125.00AUD 2,590.21CAD 2,537.88EURO 1,690.78GBP 1,503.59USD 2,026.21

This Cape Town to Victoria Falls tour is an incredible adventure taking in the best of Southern Africa. Hike up a sand dune in the Namib desert, pole through the Okavango Delta, cruise down the Chobe River or partake in one of the numerous activities available. This camping safari tour takes in all the highlights of Namibia, Botswana as well as the Victoria Falls.

Countries visitingBotswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Trip ID:DTAc19Day
Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Cape Town
  • Cape Town Township Tour
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk
  • Dune 45
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
  • Etosha National Park, Game Drives
  • Windhoek
  • Bushman/San tribe - Ghanzi
  • Okavango Delta excursion
  • Elephant Sands camp
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise
  • Chobe NP - 4x4 game drive
  • Victoria Falls - Zambia

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Cape Town to Cederberg Mountains

The adventure begins in Cape Town with a visit to the townships on the “Cape Flats”, where we get an insight into the local culture. Leaving Cape Town behind, we head north to our first camp near the Cederberg Mountains. In the afternoon we have a chance to sample the local wines and to meet our fellow travellers.

Meals:  lunch and dinner

Activity:  Township tour (included in Safari Pass)

Optional activity:  wine tasting

Day 2:  Orange River

Tonight we set up camp on the bank of the Orange River (South Africa side). The Orange River flows through the Richtersveld, a unique area of South Africa. The afternoon is time to relax. There is an opportunity to do a canoe trip or just chill at the camp and swim in the river. . The evening is spent around the camp fire.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional activity:  canoe trip

Day 3:  Fish River Canyon

This morning we have time for further exploring before crossing the border into Namibia. We head to the Fish River canyon with its spectacular scenery. The Fish River Canyon is known to be the world’s second largest and provides amazing vistas.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4:  Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is definitely one of the highlights of any Namibia tour. Today we head to the Sesriem area, bordering on the Namib Naukluft National Park. We set up camp in this immense desert and spend the evening under the desert stars. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world and also boasts the highest sand dunes.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5:  Namib Desert

The day begins with sunrise over the desert. We head to Dune 45 which we have an opportunity to climb this huge dune– not as easy as it sounds. A photographer’s dream as the shifting shade and colour provide incredible beauty. The “Dead Vlei” (pan) is in the heart of the desert and the old dried out trees backed by dunes offer an airy landscape. Next we visit the Sesriem Canyon to gain some interesting insight into the local rock formations. This evening we set up camp in the quaint desert town of Solitaire.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity:  Sossusvlei 4x4 shuttle& guided “Dead Vlei” walk (included in Safari Pass)

Day: 6 & 7:  Swakopmund

Swakopmund – the adventure capital of Namibia. We spend the next two nights in backpacker accommodation. The town (second biggest in Namibia) offers all the modern facilities and is a welcome break from the heat of the desert. Take time out to relax, enjoy the local cuisine, take a dip in the ocean, or partake in one of the numerous activities available. Quad biking in the desert and skydiving over the desert are popular activities.

Meals:  2 x breakfasts

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 8:  Spitzkoppe

Leaving Swakopmund, we head to the Spitzkoppe – with its massive boulders and ancient Bushman rock paintings. We spend the afternoon exploring and there is a chance to do some “bouldering” for the more active. Once again, the shadows and changing light offer fantastic photographic opportunities.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 & 10:  Etosha National Park

Etosha is one of the main highlights and offers excellent wildlife viewing – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and hyena are just some of the animals that are regularly sighted in the reserve. The next two days are spent doing game drives around the park. The guides are familiar with all the popular waterholes and time is spent watching an array of animals coming down to drink. We spend the next two nights camp at one of the official campsites which boast flood lit waterhole and one can spend the evening watching the wildlife. This is definitely one of the highlights of any Etosha safari.

Meals:  2 x breakfast, 2 x lunches, 2 x dinner

Day 11:  Windhoek

We do a short game drive as we leave Etosha and head to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Here we have time to catch up on some modern amenities and enjoy the comforts of this colonial town.

Meals:  breakfast and lunch

Day 12:  Ghanzi - Botswana

Leaving Windhoek, we head for Botswana and the town of Ghanzi – home to the Bushman/San tribe. An encounter with this ancient culture provides insight into how to survive in the harsh Kalahari area. We enjoy a guided walk where we learn about the various plants and local animals. The evening is spent around the camp fire with members of the tribe and we get to opportunity to experience there traditional dance and rituals.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13:  Maun

We leave the dry Kalahari and head towards Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. This is a real frontier town and is an interesting mix of modern and “native” huts/dwellings. The town’s early growth was based on hunting and cattle ranching, but has developed into a tourist hub for tours heading into the wilderness of the Okavango Delta.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional Activity: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta - US$470

Days 14 & 15:  Okavango Delta / Maun

An exciting day begins with a 4x4 transfer into the delta where we meet our local “polers”. We wind our way through the waterways and channels of this famous wilderness area. The Okavango Delta is an immense area and is renowned for its bird and wildlife. We set up bush camp and take an afternoon game walk where we enjoy the wildlife and take in the beauty of the area. The next morning we pole out in our “makoros” (traditional canoes) and head back to Maun. The afternoon is spent at relaxing around the pool, exploring this unique town or taking the scenic flight. The Okavango Delta is definitely one of the highlights of the tour.

Meals:  2 x breakfasts, 2 x lunches and 2 x dinners

Activity: Okavango Delta excursion – included in Safari Pass

Day 16:  Elephant Sands – Nata

We leave the green oasis of the delta and head east across Botswana. Passing the Makgadikgadi Pans, we head to our camp at Elephant Sands. We set up camp in an unfenced area which is teaming with wildlife. We spend the afternoon and evening watching the animals coming to drink at the waterhole. It is a unique experience to observe animals at such close proximity.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional Activity: Evening game drive US$ 20, Morning bush walk US$18

Day 17:  Chobe National Park - Kasane

We head north to Kasane – the gateway to the Chobe National Park. The Chobe is the most diverse of Botswana’s national parks. It is home to Africa’s Big 5 and famous for its huge herds of elephants and antelope. We do a memorable afternoon wildlife boat cruise down the Chobe River. Expect to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles and other numerous species as well as an abundance of birdlife.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity:  Chobe River cruise – included in the Safari Pass

Day 18 & 19:  Victoria Falls

Our day begins with an early morning open vehicle game drive through the Chobe National Park. The experienced guides know all the best spots to locate the animals. Good chance that you will encounter lion, elephant buffalo and more, so have your cameras handy. We then head to our final destination – Victoria Falls. We cross the Zambezi by ferry and head to our camp on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. We visit the falls in the afternoon and marvel at this wonder of nature. The locals refer to the Victoria Falls as “Mosi oa Tunya” - the smoke that thunders. The spray from the falls creates a natural rainforest around the waterfall. Our camp is based at the Zambezi Waterfront and is right on the banks of the Zambezi River. The Victoria Falls is the adventure centre of Africa and has loads of activities available. On the final morning we bid farewell to our fellow travellers as our adventure comes to an end. It is recommended that you leave enough time at the end of the tour to enjoy the Victoria Falls and surrounds.

Meals: 2 x breakfasts  

Activity:  Chobe National Park morning game drive – included in Safari Pass

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


10% Discount - Selected Dates
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 20100AUD 2,072.16CAD 2,030.30EURO 1,352.62GBP 1,202.87USD 1,620.97

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                   R25 125 per person -

 Safari Activity Pass -  US$ 450  This is payable on departure and covers certain activities. (see itinerary)

Tour includes

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified Guides
  • meals as per itinerary
  • activities as per itinerary
  • An amazing adventure

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance & visas
  • alcohol & beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Safari Pass & optional activities (contact your consultant for up to date prices)

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 19 Days

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