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7 Day Cape Town to Namib Desert Tour


Duration
7 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndSwakopmund (Namibia)
From
ZAR 8450.00AUD 820.39CAD 819.59EURO 563.33GBP 491.28USD 635.34

An overland tour focusing on the Namibia desert. From Cape town we venture to the Cederberg Mountains and on to the Gariep River (River of Hope). Crossing over to Namibia we visit the Fish River Canyon - the 2nd largest Canyon in the world, and then on to the Naukluft National Park with its dramatic sand dunes. Sunrise over the desert is a definite highlight.  There is a guided walking tour of the Desert and an opportunity to interact with the local Bushmen (San). We cross the Tropic of Capricorn on our way to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of the desert. Note that this tour also runs from Swakopmund to Cape Town. Details available on request

Countries visitingNamibia, South Africa
Trip ID:DTNCS7
Accommodation on tour:Camping
Malaria free:Yes

Highlights

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

Tour Itinerary

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 to our camp. We have an opportunity to taste some local wines. This evening we enjoy a traditional South African meals.

Meals:  Lunch

Activity Package:  Wine tasting and traditional meal

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 – Fish River Canyon

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 the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River canyon is the second largest in the world and has spectacular landscapes. We enjoy a late afternoon walk along the edge of the canyon – have your cameras ready.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional activity:  Half day canoe trip

Day 4:  Namib Desert – Naukluft National Park

An early start and we head for Namib Desert. The day is spent commuting through ever changing terrain. Arriving at our camp, we head off on a short hike to explore the Sesriem Canyon. 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 5:  Namib Desert – Soussusvlei

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 Soussusvlei. 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 activity:  Sesreim Canyon and sunrise hike up Dune 45.

Activity Package:  Guided desert walk

Day 6:  Sakopmund

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.

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 7:  Swakopmund

Our Namib Desert tour comes to an end after breakfast. It is highly recommended that you give yourself an extra day to enjoy the many activities available.

Meals:  Breakfast

Note : Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date day by day itinerary for your travel period .

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 8450.00AUD 820.39CAD 819.59EURO 563.33GBP 491.28USD 635.34

2017 Tour Price

 ZAR 8950AUD 868.93CAD 868.09EURO 596.67GBP 520.35USD 672.93

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                  ZAR 8450 per person sharing

Single Supplement -   ZAR 600 (Optional)

Activity Package      -   ZAR 530 ( Optional ) - This includes what we consider to be the key activities on this tour, A Breakdown of this payment is available from our consultants. 

2017 Tour Price -       R8 950 + Optional Activity Package of R550

Tour includes

  • 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
  • optional activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol & Beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Activity package & optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

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This tour has a duration of: 7 Days

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