7 Day Cape Town to Swakopmund Overland

From R 9950

DURATION:

7 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

SWAKOPMUND

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOCS7

people balance on dead tree namib desert deadvlei

This short overland tour takes you from Cape Town all the way up to Swakopmund in Nambia.

Travel from Cape Town to the beautiful Cederberg Region for some incredible views, a wine tasting and a traditional dinner. The next day the trip continues to the Orange River, the longest river in South Africa and we will experience our first desert vistas. On day three we will visit one of the largest canyons in the world, the Fish River Canyon. On day five you will climb the stunning Dune 45 and you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see in your life. The next day will be spend visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. This wonderful tour comes to an end in Swakopmund.

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

7 Day Cape Town to Swakopmund Overland

Day 1

Cape Town – Citrusdal, Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain, picture taken we travel across the Piekenierskloof Pass on our way to the Cederberg Region. No road trip is complete without a stop at a traditional Padstal, these small farm stalls dot the byways of South Africa and offer a variety of homemade treats and bakes. 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 Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A wine tasting and traditional dinner offer an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2

Citrusdal – Vioolsdrift, 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 after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, 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. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3

Vioolsdrift – 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. Later this morning we cross the border into Namibia and travel onwards to the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest in the world. This afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Canoe trip on the river

 

Day 4

Fish River Canyon – Namib Naukluft

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, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Namib Naukluft – Naukluft Area

Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert sunrise. 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. A last stop at the Sesriem Canyon may end our visit to the dune fields, but our day in the desert continues this afternoon as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion. 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, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Naukluft Area – Swakopmund

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the Flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Arriving in Swakopmund we will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer. We enjoy a dinner out at a local restaurant tonight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Dinner Out in Swakopmund

 

Day 7

Swakopmund

Although your tour will come to an end after breakfast, 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: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving, Dolphin cruise, Dinner Out in Swakopmund

 

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

 

Camping – R9950 excl Activity Package
Camping Single Supplement – R160
Camping Activity Package – R440

Accommodated – R16650 excl Activity Package
Accommodated Single Supplement – R1350
Accommodated Activity Package – R440

Includes:

Meals as specified, accommodation, guides, included highlights and transport.

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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7 Day Cape Town to Swakopmund Overland

R9,950.00

This short overland tour takes you from Cape Town all the way up to Swakopmund in Nambia.

Travel from Cape Town to the beautiful Cederberg Region for some incredible views, a wine tasting and a traditional dinner. The next day the trip continues to the Orange River, the longest river in South Africa and we will experience our first desert vistas. On day three we will visit one of the largest canyons in the world, the Fish River Canyon. On day five you will climb the stunning Dune 45 and you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see in your life. The next day will be spend visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. This wonderful tour comes to an end in Swakopmund.

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

Description

Day 1

Cape Town – Citrusdal, Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain, picture taken we travel across the Piekenierskloof Pass on our way to the Cederberg Region. No road trip is complete without a stop at a traditional Padstal, these small farm stalls dot the byways of South Africa and offer a variety of homemade treats and bakes. 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 Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A wine tasting and traditional dinner offer an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2

Citrusdal – Vioolsdrift, 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 after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, 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. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3

Vioolsdrift – 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. Later this morning we cross the border into Namibia and travel onwards to the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest in the world. This afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Canoe trip on the river

 

Day 4

Fish River Canyon – Namib Naukluft

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, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5

Namib Naukluft – Naukluft Area

Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert sunrise. 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. A last stop at the Sesriem Canyon may end our visit to the dune fields, but our day in the desert continues this afternoon as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion. 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, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Naukluft Area – Swakopmund

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the Flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Arriving in Swakopmund we will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer. We enjoy a dinner out at a local restaurant tonight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Dinner Out in Swakopmund

 

Day 7

Swakopmund

Although your tour will come to an end after breakfast, 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: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving, Dolphin cruise, Dinner Out in Swakopmund

 

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

 

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