13 Day Ultimate Namibia Overland

From R 20650

DURATION:

13 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

WINDHOEK

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOUN13

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This awesome overland tour takes you from Cape Town, South Africa up to Namibia’s top highlights.

Your first stop will be the beautiful Cederberg Area, known for its spectacular mountains, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and a delicious traditional dinner. The next stop is the Orange River for a canoe trip and your first experience with the desert.  Travel onwards to the amazing Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. Next we explore the Namib-Naukluft National Park and climb up Dune 45. You will visit the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe and visit Etosha National Park for some unique game viewing. Dont miss out. Book Now!

This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Windhoek and finish in Cape Town.

13 Day Ultimate Namibia Overland

Please Note:

  • The below itinerary is for the camping version of this tour. The accommodated itinerary may be slightly different. Please contact us if you are interested in the accommodated tour’s itinerary.
  • This tour is also available in reverse.

    Day 1 – Etosha National Park

    Before heading for Etosha National Park, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. After our city walk, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon. We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

    Accommodation: NWR:  Okaukuejo; www.nwr.com.na
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Campsite: Campsite with shared ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Windhoek to Etosha National Park
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Walk Windhoek City Centre with your Guide 

    Day 2 – Etosha National Park

    Before heading for Etosha National Park, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. After our city walk, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon.  We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

    Accommodation: NWR:  Halali; www.nwr.com.na
    Campsite: Campsite with shared ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Windhoek to Etosha National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Full-Day Game Viewing in the overland truck

    Day 3 – Kamanjab

    We rise early and enjoy our last game drive through Etosha as we make our way to the gates and exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

    Accommodation: Oppikoppi; www.oppi-koppi-kamanjab.com

                                                                       or

                                           Toko Lodge; www.tokolodge.co
    Campsite: Campsites with shared ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Etosha to Kamanjab
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Morning game drive in the overland truck as we exit the park

    Day 4 – Brandberg White Lady

    The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.  After reaching our destination for the day, we will make the ±2-hour return hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).

    Accommodation: Brandberg White Lady Lodge; www.brandbergwllodge.com
    Campsite: Campsites with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Kamanjab to Brandberg
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlights: Brandberg White Lady hike

    Day 5 – Swakopmund

    The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some San rock art before setting off for the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. This evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer.

    Accommodation: Haus Garnison; hausgarnison.com

                                                             or                                     

                                        Amanpuri Travellers Lodge; www.amanpurinamibia.com
    Campsite: Campsites with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Brandberg to Swakopmund
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

    Day 6 – Swakopmund

    Today is a free day to enjoy adventure, explore Swakopmund or simply enjoy a great bake at a local coffee shop. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a little city and there is something to keep everyone busy. This welcome brush with civilization is the perfect launching pad as we venture to the Namib Desert tomorrow morning.

    Accommodation: Haus Garnison hausgarnison.com

                                                                          or                                      

                                        Amanpuri Travellers Lodge www.amanpurinamibia.com
    Campsite: Two per Room with en-suite bathroom

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Optional Activities: Dolphin Cruise, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking and more

    Day 7 – Swakopmund – Namib Naukluft

    Leaving behind the charms of Swakopmund we continue our journey to Southern Namibia and the Namib Desert. We make a short stop in Walvis Bay this morning before turning east towards the heart of the desert. Our afternoon will be spent with a local guide who will introduce us to the wonders of the desert environment. An early night is advisable as tomorrow will see us up as the dawn breaks.

    Accommodation: Hammerstein Lodge; hammersteinlodge.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

     Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Swakopmund to Solitaire
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Activity: Guided Desert Excursion with Local Expert, Walvis Bay lagoon, Tropic of Capricorn

    Day 8 – Sesriem and Sossusvlei

    Rising at first light we travel to Sesriem, the gateway to the Sossusvlei dune fields. We enter the park early and make a stop to climb the famous Dune 45. Having stretched our legs we continue deeper into the Dune fields and take a 4×4 transfer to the marvels of Sossusvlei. We take time to visit both Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, before bidding the dune field farewell. Our final stop before continuing to our camp is the interesting Sesriem Canyon, a remnant of much wetter times in this dry region.

    Accommodation: Hammerstein Lodge; hammersteinlodge.com
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Optional Activity: Hike up Dune 45, visit to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon

    Day 9 – Keetmanshoop

    We will have a leisurely morning before we pack up and turn east and head for Keetmanshoop.  Today we spend most of the day driving onto our next destination.

    Accommodation: Schuetzenhaus Guesthouse https://schuetzenhaus-namibia.com/

    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Solitaire to Keetmanshoop
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10 – Giants Playground/Quiver Tree Forest and Fish River Canyon

    Contrary to belief, the quiver tree is not really a tree, but a plant that can grow to between 200 – 300 years old.  Our exploration continues this morning with a visit to the Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playgrounds, named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other- creating rock formations and a series of mazes. We board the truck and travel south on the gravel byways of Southern Namibia on route to Ais-Ais. Famed for its hot springs the resort and its hot pools are the perfect tonic to ease away the dust of the Namib. The Fish River Canyon is one of the largest in the world and this afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.

    Accommodation: NWR:  Ai-Ais; www.nwr.com.na/index.php/resorts/ai-aishotsprings-spa
    Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Keetmanshoop to Ai-Ais
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Quiver Tree Forest and Visit Giants Playground / Visit to the Fish River Canyon / Ais-Ais Hot Springs

    Day 11 – Orange River

    As dawn breaks we head out making our way to the Orange River and our final stop in Namibia. Our last night in Namibia is spent on the banks of the Orange River and the best way to experience the Orange River is by canoe. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe trip on the river.

    Accommodation:

    Felix Unite Cabanas; www.felixunite.com/accommodation_namibia  

                                                      orBundi; www.bundi.co.za/orangeriveercanoeing

    Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Ai-Ais to Orange River
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Included Highlight: Half-Day Canoe Trip

    Day 12 – Orange River – Cederberg

    A final border crossing sees us enter South Africa this morning as we travel through the desert landscapes of Namaqualand on our way to the Cederberg region. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.  Tonight we enjoy a traditional meal and celebrate the many memories we have made.

    Accommodation: NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
    Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
    Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

    Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

    Route: Orange river to Citrusdal
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 13 – Cederberg – Cape Town

    The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cedarberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea.  The Cederberg region is known for its mountain fynbos and spectacular views of the rugged Cedarberg Mountains. Nearing Cape Town, you will notice Table Mountain appear in the distance and we will stop to look at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  Your tour ends upon arrival in Cape Town city centre.

    Accommodation: Own Arrangements/Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.
    Route: Citrusdal to Cape Town
    Meals: Breakfast

Camping – R20650
Camping Single Supplement - R250

Accommodated – R33650
Accommodated Single Supplement – R2350

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in the truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

    Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature like snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips
  • Entrance fees associated with optional activities
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenirs
  • 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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    13 Day Ultimate Namibia Overland

    R20,650.00

    This awesome overland tour takes you from Cape Town, South Africa up to Namibia’s top highlights.

    Your first stop will be the beautiful Cederberg Area, known for its spectacular mountains, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and a delicious traditional dinner. The next stop is the Orange River for a canoe trip and your first experience with the desert.  Travel onwards to the amazing Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. Next we explore the Namib-Naukluft National Park and climb up Dune 45. You will visit the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe and visit Etosha National Park for some unique game viewing. Dont miss out. Book Now!

    This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Windhoek and finish in Cape Town.

    Description

    Please Note:

    • The below itinerary is for the camping version of this tour. The accommodated itinerary may be slightly different. Please contact us if you are interested in the accommodated tour’s itinerary.
    • This tour is also available in reverse.

      Day 1 – Etosha National Park

      Before heading for Etosha National Park, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. After our city walk, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon. We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

      Accommodation: NWR:  Okaukuejo; www.nwr.com.na
      Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
      Campsite: Campsite with shared ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Windhoek to Etosha National Park
      Meals: Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Walk Windhoek City Centre with your Guide 

      Day 2 – Etosha National Park

      Before heading for Etosha National Park, we will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. After our city walk, we have a full day of driving ahead of us and will reach the gates of Etosha National Park in the late afternoon.  We begin with our first game drive as we enter the park and travel the short distance to our overnight rest camp for the night.

      Accommodation: NWR:  Halali; www.nwr.com.na
      Campsite: Campsite with shared ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Windhoek to Etosha National Park
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Full-Day Game Viewing in the overland truck

      Day 3 – Kamanjab

      We rise early and enjoy our last game drive through Etosha as we make our way to the gates and exit the park. Sit back and enjoy the scenery of rugged mountains and dry river beds.

      Accommodation: Oppikoppi; www.oppi-koppi-kamanjab.com

                                                                         or

                                             Toko Lodge; www.tokolodge.co
      Campsite: Campsites with shared ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Etosha to Kamanjab
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Morning game drive in the overland truck as we exit the park

      Day 4 – Brandberg White Lady

      The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) are regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.  After reaching our destination for the day, we will make the ±2-hour return hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River).

      Accommodation: Brandberg White Lady Lodge; www.brandbergwllodge.com
      Campsite: Campsites with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Kamanjab to Brandberg
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlights: Brandberg White Lady hike

      Day 5 – Swakopmund

      The massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe tower 700 metres above the desert plains below and the presence of rock art indicates their significance to the San people who lived here many years ago. We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some San rock art before setting off for the seaside town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is well known for its many adventure activities, coffee shops and rich German influence. This evening you will have the opportunity to book some of the many exciting activities on offer.

      Accommodation: Haus Garnison; hausgarnison.com

                                                               or                                     

                                          Amanpuri Travellers Lodge; www.amanpurinamibia.com
      Campsite: Campsites with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Brandberg to Swakopmund
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe

      Day 6 – Swakopmund

      Today is a free day to enjoy adventure, explore Swakopmund or simply enjoy a great bake at a local coffee shop. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a little city and there is something to keep everyone busy. This welcome brush with civilization is the perfect launching pad as we venture to the Namib Desert tomorrow morning.

      Accommodation: Haus Garnison hausgarnison.com

                                                                            or                                      

                                          Amanpuri Travellers Lodge www.amanpurinamibia.com
      Campsite: Two per Room with en-suite bathroom

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Optional Activities: Dolphin Cruise, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking and more

      Day 7 – Swakopmund – Namib Naukluft

      Leaving behind the charms of Swakopmund we continue our journey to Southern Namibia and the Namib Desert. We make a short stop in Walvis Bay this morning before turning east towards the heart of the desert. Our afternoon will be spent with a local guide who will introduce us to the wonders of the desert environment. An early night is advisable as tomorrow will see us up as the dawn breaks.

      Accommodation: Hammerstein Lodge; hammersteinlodge.com
      Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
      Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

       Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Swakopmund to Solitaire
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Activity: Guided Desert Excursion with Local Expert, Walvis Bay lagoon, Tropic of Capricorn

      Day 8 – Sesriem and Sossusvlei

      Rising at first light we travel to Sesriem, the gateway to the Sossusvlei dune fields. We enter the park early and make a stop to climb the famous Dune 45. Having stretched our legs we continue deeper into the Dune fields and take a 4×4 transfer to the marvels of Sossusvlei. We take time to visit both Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, before bidding the dune field farewell. Our final stop before continuing to our camp is the interesting Sesriem Canyon, a remnant of much wetter times in this dry region.

      Accommodation: Hammerstein Lodge; hammersteinlodge.com
      Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
      Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Optional Activity: Hike up Dune 45, visit to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei and the Sesriem Canyon

      Day 9 – Keetmanshoop

      We will have a leisurely morning before we pack up and turn east and head for Keetmanshoop.  Today we spend most of the day driving onto our next destination.

      Accommodation: Schuetzenhaus Guesthouse https://schuetzenhaus-namibia.com/

      Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
      Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Solitaire to Keetmanshoop
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 10 – Giants Playground/Quiver Tree Forest and Fish River Canyon

      Contrary to belief, the quiver tree is not really a tree, but a plant that can grow to between 200 – 300 years old.  Our exploration continues this morning with a visit to the Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playgrounds, named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other- creating rock formations and a series of mazes. We board the truck and travel south on the gravel byways of Southern Namibia on route to Ais-Ais. Famed for its hot springs the resort and its hot pools are the perfect tonic to ease away the dust of the Namib. The Fish River Canyon is one of the largest in the world and this afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.

      Accommodation: NWR:  Ai-Ais; www.nwr.com.na/index.php/resorts/ai-aishotsprings-spa
      Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Keetmanshoop to Ai-Ais
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Quiver Tree Forest and Visit Giants Playground / Visit to the Fish River Canyon / Ais-Ais Hot Springs

      Day 11 – Orange River

      As dawn breaks we head out making our way to the Orange River and our final stop in Namibia. Our last night in Namibia is spent on the banks of the Orange River and the best way to experience the Orange River is by canoe. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe trip on the river.

      Accommodation:

      Felix Unite Cabanas; www.felixunite.com/accommodation_namibia  

                                                        orBundi; www.bundi.co.za/orangeriveercanoeing

      Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Ai-Ais to Orange River
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Included Highlight: Half-Day Canoe Trip

      Day 12 – Orange River – Cederberg

      A final border crossing sees us enter South Africa this morning as we travel through the desert landscapes of Namaqualand on our way to the Cederberg region. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.  Tonight we enjoy a traditional meal and celebrate the many memories we have made.

      Accommodation: NWR: Okaukuejo http://www.nwr.com.na
      Accommodated: Two per room with en-suite bathroom
      Campsite: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

      Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

      Route: Orange river to Citrusdal
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 13 – Cederberg – Cape Town

      The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cedarberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea.  The Cederberg region is known for its mountain fynbos and spectacular views of the rugged Cedarberg Mountains. Nearing Cape Town, you will notice Table Mountain appear in the distance and we will stop to look at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  Your tour ends upon arrival in Cape Town city centre.

      Accommodation: Own Arrangements/Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.
      Route: Citrusdal to Cape Town
      Meals: Breakfast

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