Cape to Namibia Overland Tour

Cape to Namibia Overland Tour

Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa.  Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth.

Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.

Namibia is home to vibrant cities where people are excited about the future, while remaining deeply connected to their rich, cultural past.

Join us for a road trip from Cape Town through Namibia.   We travel off the beaten path through the endless horizons that beckon you to explore this country and its people.

Our trips from Cape Town to Namibia are tailor made and range from 7 to 14 days.

We would recommend:

DEPART FROM CAPE TOWN: 

(Note that we are happy to tailor make your day tours in Cape Town while you are here.   Please check the options of the tours we offer in Cape Town.)

PATERNOSTER: 

This is the foodie heart of our West Coast.   We recommend one night here to experience some of our West Coast cuisine – from mussels through to bokkoms.

LAMBERTS BAY:  

We recommend one night night here so that you we can stop to enjoy an afternoon of seafood feasting at Muisboskerm

FISH RIVER CANYON:

This is one of the biggest canyons in the world. Along the way you will stop at various lookouts.   There is a large variety of birds and if one is lucky one spots some antelopes and baboons.

SOUSSUSVLEI:

Today we drive to Soussusvlei and would recommend a two night stop.   In the afternoon you will visit Sesriem Gorge, tranquil natural corridor you can walk through and explore. The canyon was caused by water erosion over thousands of years. The people who lived in the area used to pull buckets of water up from the depths with six knotted belts. Therefore, the canyon was named after the Afrikaans word “Sesriem” meaning “six belts”.

The next morning we head to the Dead Vlei – a clay pan well known for the iconic postcard like images that are taken here. The pan is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world.  The “Big Daddy” or “Crazy Dune” average around 350m.
We include a 4×4 transfer  to the Dead Vlei entrance point.

 

SWAKOPMUND:

The drive is about 6 hours from Soussusvlei to Swakopmund.   Tonight we simply enjoy an evening of wurst & beer!   We would recommend two to three nights here.    It is wonderful to simply relax and enjoy the beaches or to book for a fishing trip the next day.   On night two we would book a home dinner with some fun locals!

HIMBA VILLAGES IN DAMARALAND: 

Today we have a long overland drive – 6 hours.   We get well off the beaten track and head into Damaraland (330km approximately 6hrs).
Damaraland is the ancestral home land of the enigmatic Damara people whose exact origins remain unclear.

Damaraland is home to an interesting assortment of unique fauna & flora.   They are also home to a small population of hardy desert adapted elephants.

We recommend two nights in Damaraland.

On Day 2 we would spend the morning visiting the Twyfelfontein Heritage Site and the Petrified Forest.

Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of ancient rock engraving in southern Africa.

The Petrified Forest looks back into nature’s history, where 280 million-year-old fossilised tree trunks lie.   It is fascinating to visit this incredible forest.   It is also an amazing space for photography.

ETOSHA:

Today we drive through to the famous Etosha Park.   The drive is approx 5 hours.   We would recommend a minimum of two nights here.

In the Etosha National Park, huge herds of springbok, gemsbok, zebra, and blue wildebeest, as well as smaller numbers of red hartebeest, Bruchell’s zebra, lion, cheetah and the elusive leopard gather at waterholes and are spotted easily against the stark white background immense salt pans.   Due to strong conservation efforts there are large herds of wildlife found in the Etosha Park – which makes it an amazing place for game drives.

The end of the dry season (between July and October) is generally the best time to see big game.

WINDHOEK:

Our tour ends in Windhoek.

Note we are happy to arrange your further journey into Botswana and to advise on any other travel requirements

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