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13 Day Best of Namibia Tour - Cape Town to Windhoek Popular

StartCape Town
EndWindhoek (Namibia)
Duration: 13 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 25650.00AUD 2,317.07CAD 2,142.86EURO 1,486.96GBP 1,258.59USD 1,735.45

From the spectacular Fish River Canyon in the South to Etosha National Park in the North, this overland tour gives you an opportunity to enjoy the wonders of Namibia.  A sunrise over the sand dunes of the Namib Desert is a photographer's dream.  Walk with a local Bushman and learn about desert life. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and make your way to the desert adventure capital - Swakopmund.  The tour continues to the Spitzkoppe with its many bushmen paintings.  Etosha National Park is fantastic for wildlife viewing - known for its huge salt pans, wide open plains, floodlit waterholes and concentration of wildlife. An overland tour taking in the best of Namibia. If you don't feel like camping take a look at our Accommodated Version of this tour. This tour runs in both directions.

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


  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Quiver Tree Forests / Giants Play Ground
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Brandberg - White Lady
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

Below is the basic day to day brief,

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

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

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 and Dinner

Day 2:  Namaqualand - 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

Included Highlight: Spring Flowers (Seasonal July - September)

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. A brief visit to the local hot springs for a swim before setting up camp. 

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, Giants Playground and Quiver Tree Forest

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 to learn about this harsh terrain.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Highlight:  Sunrise hike up Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Guided Desert Walk with Local Expert

Day 7:  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 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. 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Highlight: Brandberg White Lady Hike

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 it's 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. 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on all days

Included Highlights:  Game drives

Day 13:  Windhoek

We leave Etosha National Park and head for Windhoek – the capital of Namibia.  We arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon, where our tour ends after an informative walk through the city.

Meals:  Breakfast and Lunch

Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with your guide

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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 25650.00AUD 2,317.07CAD 2,142.86EURO 1,486.96GBP 1,258.59USD 1,735.45

2022 Departures

 ZAR 25650AUD 2,317.07CAD 2,142.86EURO 1,486.96GBP 1,258.59USD 1,735.45

2022 Tour Prices - Per person

Camping - ZAR 25 650

Single Supplement - ZAR 850 (optional) 


Accommodated - ZAR 37 250

Single Supplement - ZAR 3 150 (mandatory for single travelers)

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Accommodation is in twin share dome tents in designated campsites in picturesque locations with toilet and shower facilities
  • Most campsites have a swimming pool, restaurant and bar
  • Sleeping bag required
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list for an indication of prices)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
This tour has a duration of: 13 Days

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