12 Day Best of Namibia Luxury Overland

From R 29950

DURATION:

12 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

WINDHOEK

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOLBN12

Namibia Sign Overland Safari

This 12 day overland safari takes you from Cape Town To Windhoek and includes all the highlights of Namibia.

Leaving Cape Town we make our way up the West Coast of South Africa, stopping at the Cedeberg Mountain Ranges and the Orange River. Next we cross the border into Namibia to explore the oldest desert in the world. We journey through the Fish River Canyon and up to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, home to famous Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Next up we head to Swakopmund, before heading further North for an educational visit to the Himba Tribe. Our final stop before this tour ends is the Etosha National Park. filled with wildlife, the waterholes in Etosha are always a great way to spot the animals in their natural habitat.

Read the full itinerary below. Book now to make sure you don't miss out.

12 Day Best of Namibia Luxury Overland

Day 1 – South Africa – Cederberg Region 

 Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush and today we will visit a working Rooibos tea farm and see the plants of Rooibos and Buchu that occur naturally in the wild. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A dinner at our overnight stop, offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.  

Meals Included: Dinner 
Activity Package:  Rooibos Tea Farm Visit 

Day 2 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River  

Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. 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. Crossing the border this afternoon we enter Namibia and settle in on the banks of the Gariep River.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon 

 While the Orange River was named after the Dutch royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river.  Around midday we depart the Orange River and head inland to our overnight stop where guests will get a chance to enjoy the Ais-Ais Hot Pools this evening   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Optional Activity: Half-day canoe trip 

Day 4 – Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground 

 We rise early this morning and drive to the rim of the Fish River Canyon.  We will have time to watch the morning sunrays filter through the canyon.  After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop. Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other – creating rock formations and a series of mazes.    

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 5 – Namib-Naukluft National Park 

 Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west the slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Tonight we camp on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 Day 6 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park 

A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 7 – Swakopmund

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. Our day in the desert ends as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion before making our way across the Tropic of Capricorn and to the Atlantic coast. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. On arriving in Swakopmund we have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert 

Day 8 – Swakopmund  

While for many it is the adrenaline fuelled adventures that will grab their attention, Swakopmund offers all that and more. Take the opportunity today to explore the town at your leisure, as there are a number of attractions for every taste. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German inspired treats.  Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land. 

Meals Included: Breakfast 
Optional Activity: Dolphin cruise, Skydiving, sandboarding, Quad biking 

Day 9 –  Swakopmund to Brandberg 

 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.  This morning we will make the 1-hour 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).  After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.    

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 10 – Twyfelfontein to Kamanjab 

 Today our journey takes us to the area of Kamanjab.    On route, we will explore the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings in the Kunene Region. This area has been inhabited for 6000 years by the Khoi San.  These inhabitants used the site to conduct shamanist rituals.  In the process, 2500 rock paintings were created.  This site displays one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 11 – Etosha National Park 

 Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to rest camp.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 12 – Etosha National Park 

 Our second day in Etosha allows another full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 13 – Windhoek  

A last early morning game drive to the gate sees us wrap up our visit to Etosha and take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. We will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. Your tour comes to and end after the completion of the city walking tour.   

Meals Included: Breakfast  

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 pre-book and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
• Rooibos Tea Farm Visit
• Guided Desert Walk With Local Expert

Standard Tour Price – R29950
German Guided Tour Price – R34950
Single Supplement – R2450
Activity Package – R520

Includes:

Meals as specified, accommodation, guides, included highlights and transport in specialised luxury vehicle.

Excludes:

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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12 Day Best of Namibia Luxury Overland

R29,950.00

This 12 day overland safari takes you from Cape Town To Windhoek and includes all the highlights of Namibia.

Leaving Cape Town we make our way up the West Coast of South Africa, stopping at the Cedeberg Mountain Ranges and the Orange River. Next we cross the border into Namibia to explore the oldest desert in the world. We journey through the Fish River Canyon and up to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, home to famous Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Next up we head to Swakopmund, before heading further North for an educational visit to the Himba Tribe. Our final stop before this tour ends is the Etosha National Park. filled with wildlife, the waterholes in Etosha are always a great way to spot the animals in their natural habitat.

Read the full itinerary below. Book now to make sure you don’t miss out.

Description

Day 1 – South Africa – Cederberg Region 

 Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush and today we will visit a working Rooibos tea farm and see the plants of Rooibos and Buchu that occur naturally in the wild. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A dinner at our overnight stop, offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.  

Meals Included: Dinner 
Activity Package:  Rooibos Tea Farm Visit 

Day 2 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River  

Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. 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. Crossing the border this afternoon we enter Namibia and settle in on the banks of the Gariep River.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon 

 While the Orange River was named after the Dutch royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river.  Around midday we depart the Orange River and head inland to our overnight stop where guests will get a chance to enjoy the Ais-Ais Hot Pools this evening   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Optional Activity: Half-day canoe trip 

Day 4 – Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground 

 We rise early this morning and drive to the rim of the Fish River Canyon.  We will have time to watch the morning sunrays filter through the canyon.  After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop. Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other – creating rock formations and a series of mazes.    

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 5 – Namib-Naukluft National Park 

 Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west the slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Tonight we camp on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

 Day 6 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park 

A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 7 – Swakopmund

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. Our day in the desert ends as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion before making our way across the Tropic of Capricorn and to the Atlantic coast. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. On arriving in Swakopmund we have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert 

Day 8 – Swakopmund  

While for many it is the adrenaline fuelled adventures that will grab their attention, Swakopmund offers all that and more. Take the opportunity today to explore the town at your leisure, as there are a number of attractions for every taste. Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German inspired treats.  Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land. 

Meals Included: Breakfast 
Optional Activity: Dolphin cruise, Skydiving, sandboarding, Quad biking 

Day 9 –  Swakopmund to Brandberg 

 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.  This morning we will make the 1-hour 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).  After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.    

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 10 – Twyfelfontein to Kamanjab 

 Today our journey takes us to the area of Kamanjab.    On route, we will explore the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings in the Kunene Region. This area has been inhabited for 6000 years by the Khoi San.  These inhabitants used the site to conduct shamanist rituals.  In the process, 2500 rock paintings were created.  This site displays one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 11 – Etosha National Park 

 Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to rest camp.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 12 – Etosha National Park 

 Our second day in Etosha allows another full day to continue our exploration of the park. No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 13 – Windhoek  

A last early morning game drive to the gate sees us wrap up our visit to Etosha and take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. We will take a short walk through the city centre and have the opportunity to view some its better known landmarks. Your tour comes to and end after the completion of the city walking tour.   

Meals Included: Breakfast  

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 pre-book and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
• Rooibos Tea Farm Visit
• Guided Desert Walk With Local Expert

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