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7 Day Cape to Namibia Accommodated Overland Safari

Tour Length7 days
Priced from pps $1040 R14950 £790 882 A$1363 C$1325 NZ$1513 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Accommodated Overland Tour

  • Max. Group Size 20 Travellers
  • Departs from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends at Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Accommodation Bungalow or Chalet / Lodge
  • Transport Large Overland Vehicle
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2018 Itinerary Overview 2017 Info

Departing from picturesque Cape Town in South Africa we drive into the idyllic Cape Winelands and onto the scenic Cederberg Mountain region. Then we travel through remote Namaqualand, known for its seasonal wildflowers, to the Orange River where you can take an optional canoe trip.

Travel north into Namibia and walk along the rim of the Fish River Canyon, enjoying breathtaking views, before soaking in the Ai-Ais Hot Springs. Head further north into the ancient Namib Desert area of Namibia to explore the highlights of the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Climb the famous Dune 45, see the towering Sossusvlei Dunes, experience Deadvlei and walk in the Sesriem Canyon. Take a guided desert walk, cross the Tropic of Capricorn and stop in Walvis Bay, en route to Swakopmund. Get to know Namibia's premier beach destination and try out optional adventure activities in Swakopmund, where this scenic South Africa & Namibia Budget Safari ends.

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Day 1: Cape Town to Winelands & Cederberg Mountains - South Africa

This accommodated South Africa and Namibia Safari departs from the beautiful city of Cape Town, stopping to at Table View to photograph or simply admire the panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain from afar.

From Cape Town, we head to a wine farm on the famous Cape Wine Route, where we sample some fine South African wines. Then we proceed to the Spice Route, a popular wine estate near the town of Paarl. We have lunch at the restaurant and take a look around the artisanal hub featuring coffee, chocolate and beer makers. Leaving the Cape Winelands, we drive northeast to the picturesque Cederberg Region of the Western Cape, passing quaint farmstalls en route. The beautiful Cederberg Mountain region is famous for its hiking trails and the endemic rooibos plants, used to make a hugely popular, health tea.

Arriving at our first overnight lodge in the scenic Olifants River Valley, we relax and enjoy dinner. After dinner, your guides will give you a full tour briefing. Our en-suite accommodation is in the town of Citrusdal, at a lodge with a pool.

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Included Activities: Visit Winelands
  • Activity Package: Wine tasting

Activity Package:

An optional Activity Package is offered with this safari. The extra payment includes highly-recommended activities, considered as "essential activities" on the tour. This itinerary includes these activities. For those that can't afford all of these activities, there is the option of doing the basic safari without the Activity Package. Contact African Budget Safaris for a detailed breakdown of what is included in the Activity Package. See the Full Pricing Information above for the cost of the Activity Package.

Day 2: Namaqualand & Orange (Gariep) River - Namibia

Today we travel through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, stopping at the remote town of Springbok for any last minute shopping before we cross into Namibia.

The Namaqualand region is famous for its wildflowers in spring when the open countryside comes alive with the brilliant colours of fields of blooms. After crossing the Namibian border we check into our lovely chalets overlooking the Orange River that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. Although officially renamed the Gariep River it is still generally known by the previous name, the Orange River, after the Dutch House of Orange. Accommodation is in twin rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The tap water is not drinkable. Facilities include a swimming pool, internet and bar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Orange River to Fish River Canyon - Namibia

In the morning you have the chance to experience South Africa's longest river, the Gariep (Orange) River by canoe, or spend some time relaxing along the peaceful river and taking a dip. Canoeing down the Orange River is an exciting way to explore this quiet area.

After lunch we travel north to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs and our overnight accommodation close to the mighty Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.

In the afternoon we take a scenic hike along the rim of the canyon in order to gain some perspective on just how huge this natural feature is, returning to Ai-Ais to take a soak in the hot springs. The camp has a restaurant, pool and bar. We stay in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms that have hot showers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Included Activities: Visit Fish River Canyon
  • Optional Activities: Half-Day Orange River Canoe Trip

Day 4: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft National Park - Namibia

This morning we set off on our long drive north into the ancient Namib Desert area of Namibia. The following day we will be visiting the Namib National Park, one of Namibia’s geographic gems. The captivating Namib Desert is best known for the massive sand dunes of the Sossusvlei Desert area, with its remarkable landscapes.

We travel to the Namib and stay the night at a lodge just outside the park. We sleep in en-suite twin rooms with hot showers at this lodge featuring a swimming pool and bar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Sossusvlei Dunes & Sesriem Canyon - Namibia

Today we explore the expansive desert landscapes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

In the morning we head to Dune 45 where you have the chance to hike up the iconic dune for amazing views over the red-orange dunes. You can take some fantastic photos from the top of this renowned dune.

Then we head deeper into the ancient desert, taking a 4x4 drive to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes area. Explore Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Pan on foot, discovering the magic of this unique desert ecosystem.

In the afternoon there’s a short walk into the narrow Sesriem Canyon, where we see the old layers of sedimentary rock revealed through erosion. Then we make our way to the lodge where you have the chance to unwind and take in the desert landscapes. The lodge has a pool and bar. We stay in twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms that have hot showers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Included Activities: Dune 45 Hike, Sossusvlei & Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon Walk

Day 6: Swakopmund - Namibia

This morning we are joined by an expert local guide for a guided desert walk. Exploring on foot, this local guide will share their detailed knowledge of the ancient Namibian Desert area with us. We learn more about how the original San (bushmen) inhabitants of the area, survived in this inhospitable Namib region.

Then we cross the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping to take some fun photos before continuing across the open desert plains. Reaching the Atlantic Coast we stop in seaside Walvis Bay to see the abundant birdlife at the lagoon. From there we make our way to Swakopmund, the adventure capital of Namibia.

Arriving in Swakopmund you will be briefed on the many optional adventure activities available for the next day. After the briefing, you are free to walk around this charming town, sightseeing and taking in the German-influenced architecture. In the evening you can enjoy some excellent seafood at a local restaurant as well as sampling the vibrant local nightlife.

We overnight in en-suite rooms with hot showers at a guesthouse or similar. The accommodation features a bar, swimming pool, laundry and wireless internet.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Activity Package: Desert walk with local guide
  • Optional Activities: Dinner in Swakopmund

Day 7: Swakopmund - Namibia

The last day on this accommodated budget safari is left free for you to explore the town or try one of the many adventure activities. Take a quad bike ride over the dunes, try sandboarding, go skydiving or take a cruise to see dolphins.

Our affordable South Africa and Namibia Safari comes to an end in Namibia's Swakopmund after breakfast today.

  • Optional Activities: Quad biking, Skydiving, Sandboarding, Scenic Flights etc
  • Meals: Breakfast

Please note:

We recommend arriving the day before your safari and only booking flights for the day after the safari ends. We can help arrange accommodation for before and after the safari on request.

Optional Extras and Excursions

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South Africa Activities

  • Half-Day Orange River Canoe Trip

Namibia Activities

  • Dinner Out in Swakopmund
  • Skydiving
  • Sandboarding
  • Quad Biking
  • Dolphin Cruises
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South Africa Activities

  • Half-Day Orange River Canoe Trip

Namibia Activities

  • Dinner Out in Swakopmund
  • Skydiving
  • Sandboarding
  • Quad Biking
  • Dolphin Cruises
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  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as indicated
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  • Meals not on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • All drinks and snacks
  • Optional activities 
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