The trip from Cape Town to Namibia is full of variation and offers the best chances to discover Namibia's wide, distinctive beauty. A day trip to Cape Point, the Fish River Canyon, the Sossusvlei dunes, sand boarding and quad biking in Swakopmund, and game drives in Etosha National Park are among the highlights.
Explore Gariep River
Travel to Namib Desert
Etosha National Park
The beautiful Table Mountain serves as the focal point of Cape Town, one of the most picturesque cities in the world. After receiving a tour briefing, we depart from Cape Town at 8:00 am and stop at Hout Bay Harbour before traveling to Boulders Beach to see the African Penguin colony. At a neighborhood restaurant in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, we indulge in some of Cape Town's culinary marvels (at our own expense).
The Cederberg is a vast rock wilderness with enormous sandstone boulders that have been fashioned into strange and beautiful shapes by wind and rain. We travel to the Cederberg in the north and hike across its untamed terrain before spending the evening relaxing in cabins.
As we travel through the more dry areas and enter Namibia, we stop at a lodge by the Gariep River. Namibia's southern border river flows gently and pleasantly, with little impact from tourism. Sand makes up the riverbed, and the water is crystal pure. Free time to relax and go swimming or you can rent canoes and paddle down the river.
The Fish River Canyon, located along the lower levels of the Fish River, is one of Namibia's most magnificent natural wonders. The Fish River Canyon is the second-largest canyon in the world and has a maximum depth of 550 meters. We travel to the canyon, where we will later enjoy a breathtaking sunset as the sun sets over the canyon's rim.
The infinite orange dunes in the arid Namib Desert are shaped into sharp ridges by the wind-shifted sand, and at Sossusvlei, they create a gateway into the Namib Desert. We'll go to Sossusvlei, visit Sesriem Canyon, and relax in our lodge outside the national park to take in the breathtaking sunsets over the tallest sand dunes on Earth. There is an optional, at-your-own-cost, 4-wheel-drive transfer available if you'd rather not do the 4 km hike to Sossusvlei.
Swakopmund is a well-known seaside town with a nostalgic vibe that is distinguished by a large number of colonial structures. The Namib's stony plains are home to the Welwitschia Mirabilis and the Kokerboom, two stunning plant species, and they surround this seaside hamlet. Namibia's adventure activity capital is Swakopmund.
Namibia is a country of striking contrasts, as shown by Damaraland, which features stark plains, petrified woods, and historic valleys that lead to rocky outcrops and the towering peaks of the Brandberg Massif Mountains. This day includes access to the San rock art and the Cape Cross seal colony.
Etosha National Park was formerly a large lake supplied by the Kunene River, but it dried up thousands of years ago as the river waters changed direction. Etosha is home to large game. To spot the elephants, herds of antelope, and lions surrounding the waterholes, we will go on game drives around the vast pan.
This charming town, which is exquisitely placed in a valley, blends modern city architecture with several structures designed in the German colonial era. The friendly nature of its residents and the seamless fusion of African and European traditions are what give Windhoek its allure. We travel to the urban center and eat at a restaurant (on our own dime).
After breakfast at the lodge you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to you home country.