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Cape to Namibia



Start: Cape Town
Finish: Windhoek
Tour duration: 12 Days
Group size: 8



Description:  Namibia is a hidden gem, a land of contrast, open spaces and rugged beauty. This 12 day tour takes us on an adventure from Cape Town into the heart of Namibia’s underexplored country. From oceans to deserts, open plains and wildlife to city markets and interesting local cultures, you can lose yourself in this land lost in time, Namibia.


Highlights:  Watch the sunrise over the red dunes of the oldest desert in the world | Visit the mind-blowing great Fish River Canyon | Spend time in search of big game and predators in Etosha National Park | See ancient rock art paintings in the highest mountain in Namibia | Adventure into the rugged backlands of Damaraland where there is the chance to see the rare desert elephants | View thousands of wading birds in the old whaling port of Walvis bay|  Paddle down the mighty Orange River | Visit one of the biggest Cape Fur seal colonies in the world | Take in the German architecture in Swakopmond and choose from a variety of adventure and leisure activities on offer in the seaside town.


Includes:   Excludes: 
Small group safari maximum 8 people Beverages
12 nights’ accommodation in lodge, guest house or chalet Travel insurance
Meals as per itinerary Flights
Bx12, Lx10, Dx8 Departure taxes
Entrance fees Airport transfers*
Professional passionate guide Optional activities
Transport in a comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle Tips



€1800 + ZAR 1800 local payment per person

*based on 8 people travelling

*airport transfers can be arranged, price on application

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Day 1 – Cape Peninsula

You will be met by your People Like Us Safaris guide at your accommodation in Cape Town at 8:00 am for breakfast and a pre-tour briefing. From there we begin our adventure by heading down the Cape Peninsula towards Cape Point, en route we will stop in at the fishing harbour of Hout Bay, visit one of only 3 mainland African penguin colonies and pass through the quaint naval town of Simons Town. Lunch is enjoyed with panoramic views of the ocean and peninsula from the cliff-tops of Cape Point. We visit the Cape of Good Hope and have the chance to hike along the cliffs before slowly heading home on the Old Cape Road with its all encompassing views of False Bay and the Cape Flats. In the evening we meet for dinner at one of Cape Town’s popular local restaurants.


Day 2- Cedarberg

We have breakfast at the lodge before heading out towards the Cedarberg Mountains. We stop at Blouberg Beach for the iconic Table Bay and Mountain view. We lunch en route and arrive in the afternoon. There is time to relax or go for a short hike in our beautiful surroundings before we start our traditional South African braai (barbeque) for dinner. (BLD)


Day 3 – Orange River and Namibia

Breakfast and leave early for Springbok where we shop for supplies before crossing the mighty Orange River and border into Namibia. We arrive at our lodge on the river in the late afternoon with enough time to enjoy the swimming pool and watch the sun set. (BLD)


Day 4- Fish River Canyon

Relaxed breakfast and an optional paddle down the river in a canoe before we set off for the great Fish River Canyon. We lunch en route in this ancient land and arrive in time to check in and relax before heading to the canyon itself  to watch the sun set over this magnificent example of geological processes and time. (BLD)


Day 5- Sesriem and Namib Desert

After a simple breakfast we are on the road with the sunrise through an enchanting landscape of mountains and plains. We lunch en route. We then continue on to our camp at Sesriem, the aim being to arrive in time for a swim and relax before a sun-downer and dinner. Tonight we cook over the fire under the desert stars. (BLD)


Day 6 – Sesriem and Namib Desert

We are up early this morning as we want to get into the Namib Desert with enough time to explore before the heat of the day sets in. We spend the morning exploring the red dunes and ancient waterways of the extremely photographic Deadvlei and Sossusvlei. We have a light snack at the dunes before heading back to camp for lunch and a dip in the swimming pool. Free time to siesta or explore. This afternoon we visit Sesreim canyon, a place that saved the lives of many of the early “thirst-land explorers” with its ability to hold water even in the driest of months. Back to camp for sundowners and another dinner under the desert night skies. (BLD)


Day 7 – Walvis Bay and Swakopmund

This morning we are up early, a quick breakfast and on the road with the sunrise, we head back past Solitaire and through the Naukluft Mountains and on to the flat gravel plains before reaching the coast at Walvis Bay, Southern Africa’s single most important coastal wetland for migratory birds. After lunch we move on to the pleasant seaside town of Swakopmond. There will be time to explore the town and do shopping before having dinner at a local restaurant. (BL)


Day 8 – Swakopmund

Today is a free day for adventure and leisure activities and to experience the town. Some of the more popular activities are skydiving, a dolphin watching cruise, quad-biking on the dunes, sandboarding and offshore fishing. Otherwise you can spend the day exploring the town, having an ice cream by the sea and shopping at some of the craft stores. We meet to finish off the day on the  end of the new pier where there is a good restaurant and great sunsets. (B)


Day 9 – Cape Fur Seals and Damaraland

After breakfast at the lodge we head north up the coast past the barren salt works to Cape Cross, home to a colony of more than 100 000 Cape Fur seals, a sight and sound to behold. Next we head east away from the coast and into the land of the desert elephants and Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, which is also famous for the quality and quantity of ancient rock art found here. We lunch en route to camp. On arrival there is time to relax around the pool or climb some of the rocky outcrops which provide fantastic views of the surrounds. Dinner is a traditional South African potjie. (BLD)


Day 10 – Brandberg and Etosha

Breakfast and pack up before being lead deep into the Brandberg by local guides to find the world renowned “White Lady” rock painting. After exploring these scenic mountains we begin our journey through Damaraland towards Etosha National Park, we lunch en route. It is a long drive and we will arrive at the border of the park in the late afternoon, here we will overnight in a traditional Namibian farmstead. (BLD)


Day 11 – Etosha

We are up early and enter the park as the gates open, today it is all about the wildlife. We spend the morning on game drive and after satiating our hunger for photographing and animals we head to the  poolside at one of the park camps to have lunch and relax. The afternoon is spent searching for animals en route to our camp for the night. After dinner we head down to the camp waterhole for the chance to see some of the parks rare and nocturnal inhabitants. (BLD)


Day 12 – Windhoek

After a final search for wildlife on the early morning game drive we exit the park and make our way back to Windhoek, the capital city, with a lunch en route. After checking in to our accommodation we head in to explore the city before having dinner at one of the city’s most interesting restaurants. (BL)


Day 13 – Tour Ends

Breakfast at the lodge. Tour ends. (B)




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