26 Day Cape Town to Kruger Overland Tour

From R 25550








Overland Tour



This epic overland adventure covers the whole Cape to Vic Falls route as well as Kruger National Park.

Starting in Cape Town and moving up the West Coast through Namibia, with its oceans of sand before heading across to Botswana to explore the Okavango Delta and Chobe rivers waterways and abundant wildlife. Next stop is Victoria falls where there is plenty of adventure to be found. From Vic Falls you will travel down to Johannesburg and then make your way to the world renowned Kruger National Park. Your tour ends on return to Johannesburg. The perfect overland tour for people wanting to do Cape to Vic falls but also want to see Kruger National Park for some budget safaris.

* Trip also available in reverse order if you want to start in Kruger and finish in Cape Town.

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26 Day Cape Town to Kruger Overland Tour

Day 1

Cape Town – Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town, we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. We will be heading north towards our stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at our overnight stop, we will enjoy a wine tasting, sampling wines from the region. Tonight we will be treated to a traditional South African meal, followed by a full tour briefing from your guides.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Wine Tasting and Traditional Dinner

Day 2

Cederberg Region – Gariep (Orange) River

After an early start, we continue north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.

Optional Activity: N/A 

Day 3

Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. We enjoy a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon before enjoying our dinner, while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.

Optional Activity: Half Day Canoe Adventure

Day 4

Fish River Canyon – Namib-Naukluft Park

We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko!

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 5

Namib-Naukluft Park – Sossusvlei

This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 6

Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before we arrive in Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon en-route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants.

Optional Activity: Dinner out Swakopmund

Activity Package: Guided Desert Walk With Local Expert

Day 7


Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Optional Activity: Dolphin Cruise, Skydiving, Sandboarding, Quad biking, Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 8

Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 9

Spitzkoppe - Outjo

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists. The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.  The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.  There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 10

Outjo – Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibias barren northern area. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 11

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 12

Etosha National Park - Windhoek

After an early morning game drive, we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.

Optional Activity: Dinner at Local Restaurant, Bushman Walk

Day 13

Windhoek – Ghanzi, Botswana

After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 14

Ghanzi – Northern Delta

This morning you will have the opportunity to participate in an optional bushman walk with the locals, before we continue our journey north towards Etsha and venture into the bush. We spend the night at our overnight camp on the banks of a beautiful lagoon.

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at this campsite for the 2 nights that the rest of the group travel into the Okavango Delta.

Optional Activity: Bushman Walk

Activity Package:

Day 15

Okavango Delta

After a leisurely breakfast we depart on our boat cruise to Seronga via the winding channels of the Delta. A vehicle transfer sees us arrive at our base for the next two nights, where we settle in and prepare for our afternoon mokoro trip that ends with sundowners overlooking the waterways of the Delta. The evening is spent around the campfire. Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion

Day 16

Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. We stop at an island for a nature walk, where we have the possibility of seeing wildlife. We return to camp to relax before heading out onto the water for a sunset cruise.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 17

Okavango Delta – Caprivi Strip

Today we bid farewell to the Delta and head north. After being re-united with our truck, we re-enter Namibia. Our overnight is located on the banks of the Okavango River in the Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 18

Caprivi Strip - Kasane

This morning we travel through the Caprivi Strip and onto Kasane. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Optional Activity: Photo Safari

Activity Package: Chobe National Park Boat Cruise

Day 19

Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Established in 1968, the Chobe National Park covers approximately 11700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. We will rise early to enjoy a game drive through the park, in search of vast herd of elephants and a multitude of antelope including the rare sable. After our game drive, we will pack our bags and head to Victoria Falls.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Victoria Falls National Park Entry

Day 20

Victoria Falls

Most people will spend the day White Water Rafting, a not-to-be-missed experience of a lifetime! Vic Falls offers many exciting activities and today you will have the day free to participate in these activities.

Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting 

Day 21

Victoria Falls – Palapye/Martins Drift

An early departure from Victoria Falls, we drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or the border post at Martinsdrift, where we will spend the night at a lively campsite.

Optional Activity: N/A 

Day 22

Palapye/Martins Drift - Johannesburg

Today we cross the border into South Africa and after a long, yet scenic drive we will arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s city of gold has much to offer and should not be underestimated as a travel destination. Belvedere Estate offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to spend the last evening in South Africa, enjoying a traditional braai, served by the Estate. This is an optional meal which you can book via your guide.

Optional Activity: Dinner Out Belvedere Estate

Day 23

Johannesburg – Greater Kruger National Park

An early start from Johannesburg, we travel through the Province of Mpumalanga en route to the breath taking Kruger National Park. We will make a stop at Gods window to appreciate the scenic views. This evening we will enjoy some local dancing and dinner around our camp fire.

Optional Activity: N/A

Day 24

Kruger National Park

Today we have a full day of game viewing planned in an open 4×4 vehicle inside Kruger National Park. This gives you some fantastic photo opportunities so keep your eyes open for elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo, known as Africa’s ‘Big Five’ as well as many other species of animals and birds.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park

Day 25

Kruger National Park

Today we start with a morning bush walk before proceeding into the Kruger National Park where we will enjoy a game drive from the comfort of our truck. This evening we return to our camp and will enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Optional Activity: N/A

Activity Package: Evening Game Drive, Morning Game Walk 

Day 26

Greater Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

This morning we depart the greater Kruger area and journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping at Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Your tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg at Belvedere Estate. Belvedere Estate offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to spend the last evening in South Africa, enjoying a traditional braai, served by the Estate. This is an optional meal which you can book via your guide.

Optional Activity: Dinner Out Belvedere Estate 


Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Wine Tasting & Traditional Dinner
  • Guided Desert Walk With Local Expert
  • Himba Tribe Visit
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)
  • Okavango Delta Excursion (Accommodated)
  • Nata Pans Visit (Northbound Only)
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Vic Falls National Park Entry
  • Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park
  • Evening Game Drive
  • Morning Game Walk

Camping – R25550excl Activity Package

Camping Single Supplement – R1160

Camping Activity Package – R9470

Accommodated – R40050 excl Activity Package

Accommodated Single Supplement – R6180

Accommodated Activity Package – R19380


Meals (Breakfast x 21 / Lunch x 21 / Dinner x 18) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the truck), accommodation, guides and transport


All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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