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12 Day Best of Namibia Tour - Cape Town to Windhoek Popular On sale

12 Days
Style of Tour
StartCape Town
EndWindhoek (Namibia)
Special price
ZAR 11655AUD 1,064.38CAD 1,046.23EURO 719.00GBP 614.39USD 804.35
Normal priceZAR 12950.00AUD 1,182.65CAD 1,162.48EURO 798.89GBP 682.66USD 893.72

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 photographers 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.  Be captivated by the nomadic culture of the Himba Tribe on a visit to a traditional village.  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. 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
  • Namib Desert- Naukluft National Park
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Guided Walk in desert - Sossusvlei
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Himba Tribes
  • Etosha National Park

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:  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.

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

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

Day 8:  Spitzkoppe

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.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included activity:  Guided walk around Spitzkoppe

Day 9:  Himba Tribe

Today we have an opportunity to visit a Himba village where we can get an insight into the daily lives of this tribe. The Himba are semi-nomadic, and there traditional pastures and land has been mostly taken over by western influences. The tribal lifestyle of the Himba is now protected and the village we visit is an educational experience for those wanting an to experience their customs and traditions first hand. All monies raised go towards an educational fund for the tribe.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity Package:  Himba village visit

Day 10 & 11:  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. The campsites have flood lit waterholes and one can spend the night watching wildlife come 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 activity:  Game drives

Day 12:  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. Our Best of Namibia tour comes to an end in the late afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch

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

Bargain: 10% off selected dates
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 11655AUD 1,064.38CAD 1,046.23EURO 719.00GBP 614.39USD 804.35

2017 Tour Price

 ZAR 13950AUD 1,273.97CAD 1,252.24EURO 860.58GBP 735.37USD 962.73

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                  ZAR 12950 per person sharing

Single Supplement -   ZAR 310 (Optional)

Activity Package      -   ZAR 880 ( 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 -       R13 950 + Optional Activity Package of R900

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 for an indication of prices).

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 12 Days

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