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

StartCape Town
EndWindhoek (Namibia)
Duration: 13 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 37250.00AUD 3,325.89CAD 2,984.78EURO 2,214.63GBP 1,879.41USD 2,325.22

Travel from Cape Town to Windhoek taking in 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 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 are feeling adventurous, take a look at our Camping Version of this tour. This tour runs in both directions.

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


  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Gariep (Orange) River
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Himba Tribe
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Guided Walk in desert - Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park

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 comfort 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 by enjoying a traditional South African dinner.

Meals:  Lunch and 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. We set up camp on the banks of the river.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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 visit the local hotspring before setting up camp. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional Activity:  Half day canoe trip

Included Highlight: Ais-Ais Hot Springs

Day 4:  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, 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 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 photographers dream. We head further into the desert to Sossusvlei in 4x4 vehicles. 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 how the Bushmen survive in this harsh terrain.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Highlights:  Sunrise hike up Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei

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.

Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Highlights: Guided desert walk with local expert, Walvis Bay Lagoon, Tropic of Capricorn

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. There is a chance to visit an educational centre to learn more about the Himba tribe and their unusual traditions.

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 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, our tour comes to an end after we take a walk through the city.

Meals:  Breakfast

Included Highlight: Walk through Windhoek with 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 37250.00AUD 3,325.89CAD 2,984.78EURO 2,214.63GBP 1,879.41USD 2,325.22

2022 Departures

 ZAR 37250AUD 3,325.89CAD 2,984.78EURO 2,214.63GBP 1,879.41USD 2,325.22

2022 Tour Prices - Per person

Accommodated - ZAR 37 250

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


Camping - ZAR 25 650

Single Supplement - ZAR 250 (optional)

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
This tour has a duration of: 13 Days

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