Complete Itinerary Namibia to South Africa - Cape Town
This adventure welcomes you in Namibia and South Africa stopping at sensational sights and jaw-dropping landscapes. Enjoy sunset views of Sesriem Canyon and admire the golden colour of spectacular sand dunes found in the sweeping Namib Desert. Heading into South Africa we stop at Cederberg where you can explore the local vineyards before ending in the buzzing city of Cape Town.
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre tour accommodation. On arrival please ask at the reception for information on when the pre departure meeting will be held.
Departing the capital we drive towards the tropic of Capricorn where we make a stop so that you can get that obligatory picture with the sign. From here we continue on to Solitaire, a small settlement in the Khomas Region of Central Namibia, close to the Namib-Naukluft National Park. This small desert community has only a gas station, post office, bakery and general store. As you step off the truck you will feel as though you have stepped back in time onto a movie set, surrounded by cacti and old vehicle carcasses partially submerged in the sand.
WINDHOEK - SESRIEM
This morning we wake up early and make our way to Dune 45 before sunrise, here you can hike to the top of the dune to watch the sun rise, witnessing the array of colour changes across the dunes. The copper in the sand dunes creates a beautiful red glow unlike any sunrise seen before. We have time to explore the incredible Sossusvlei and Deadvlei where the dark camel thorn trees against the white floor provide fantastic photo opportunities. This place really is a photographer’s paradise.
SESRIEM – FISH RIVER CANYON
This is South Africa’s longest river and runs along the border of Namibia and South Africa. En-route to Orange River we stop at Fish River Canyon which is one of the world's largest canyons and it is quite breathtaking in its immensity; it is rivalled only by the Grand Canyon in North America for sheer grandeur. The The Fish River running through the bottom of the canyon is one of Namibia's few permanent rivers and while the flow is seasonal, beautiful turquoise pools can be seen in the distance during the dry season. As you walk and enjoy the colours of the strata and rugged scenery, you may be lucky enough to spot hardy mountain animals in the distance, as well as numerous bird species. Weather depending we will have lunch at the viewpoint.
FISH RIVER CANYON - ORANGE RIVER
As we head towards to Cape Town we make a stop in the Cederberg wilderness area with its rugged landscape crisscrossed by streams, waterfalls, cool pools and amazing natural rock formations. Here you will have the option to sample some of the local wines in our optional wine tasting tour. We spend a night on a local vineyard.
- wine tasting – 100 ZAR /PP
ORANGE RIVER - CEDERBERG
Situated on the south western tip of Africa and set between the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.
You can tackle a trek up Table Mountain or take the cable car to the top for spectacular views of the city. If you have a good head for heights you can enjoy the scenery looking over Camps Bay then rather than taking the cable car, abseil 112 metres down again, but this option is not one for the faint hearted!
The Vater Waterfront is the very epitome of African chic and offers a unique shopping and entertainment environment where you can soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of the city. Be sure to sample some of South Africa's famous wines with dinner and sit back with a hot cup of rooibos herbal tea afterwards.
CEDERBERG - CAPE TOWN
Back to Windhoek or you flight from cape town internation airport and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.