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From Namibia's most popular seaside resort of Swakopmund, to the slopes of Cape Town's majestic Table Mountain this trip takes in dunes, desolate coastline and the impressive Fish River Canyon.

It also offers the opportunity for action and adrenaline in the Namib Desert, and you can try your hand at skydiving, sand boarding or quad biking and climb the largest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.

Tour Details

  • Tour Price:
  • WAS: ZAR 7 100 per person (NOW: ZAR 4 970)
  • Local Payment: USD 410 per person
  • Start: Swakopmund
  • End: Cape Town
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Departure Point: Swakopmund - Swakop Lodge, 42 Nathaniel Maxulili Street
  • Check-in: 08h45
  • Departs: To be advised at Check-in
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Group Size: Maximum 30 passengers
  • Safari Vehicle: Overland Truck

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Swakopmund (B)

Your overland tour begins in the old German colonial town of Swakopmund. Today is spent at leisure taking advantage of the many activities on offer in Namibia's adventure capital or simply relaxing and enjoying the various markets and coffee shops.

Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more. An activity briefing will be held on arrival in Swakopmund.

Day 2: Swakopmund to Sesriem (B / L / D)

Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to meet the Atlantic Ocean at Walvis Bay. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes reputed to be the highest in the world. Magnificent views of the desert can be seen from the top of the dunes, some over 300 m high. We spend the afternoon exploring this amazing area. An optional (and must do) excursion is to walk around the area, learning about the amazing history, geology, flora and fauna from the specialised local guides of Sossus on Foot. They also give us a glimpse into the cultural legacy of the San people. View the sunset from the top of Dune 45 - a truly memorable experience.

Day 3: Sesriem to Fish River Canyon (B / L / D)

After watching the sunrise across this beautiful area we leave the serenity of the dunes and head south to the Fish River Canyon. At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it's the second largest canyon in the world. The outer canyon was formed by tectonic activity, while the erosion of the Fish River formed the inner canyon. A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon to Orange River (South Africa) (B / L / D)

This morning we continue south, where, after a short drive, we reach the Orange River - the natural land border between Namibia and South Africa. We camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river. This afternoon we have the option of a half-day canoe trip on the beautiful Orange River, affording us the opportunity of some bird watching or just a scenic and relaxing paddle.

Day 5: Orange River to Cederberg (B / L / D)

An early morning start see us travel south through the Richtersveld before reaching the region known as Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of Namaqua wildflowers that occur each spring. We spend tonight in a picturesque campsite surrounded by local wine farms. We have the opportunity to sample some of the nectar of the gods or to explore the surrounding beautiful Cederberg Mountains.

Day 6: Cederberg to Cape Town (B / L)

We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel south towards Cape Town. We travel through the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal before crossing the Piketberg Pass to the Cape's wine growing regions. Our first sighting of the Mother's City Table Mountain across Table Bay means we've reached our final destination. Tonight's accommodation is in dormitories in one of Cape Town's best loved hostels.

Day 7: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast, we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced an overland tour of a lifetime!

We suggest you extend your stay by a few days to participate in some of the exciting activities available here.

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