Cape Town To Windhoek 14 Days

14 Days

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July 15, 2024 - July 28, 2024 Available $1,750
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August 15, 2024 - August 28, 2024 Available $1,750
12 Available

Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days

Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days tour of Karoo desert, Namibia sand dunes and Etosha Safari. This 14-day tour takes you on a journey from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the rugged terrain of Namibia. Along the way, you will explore some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Africa.

It’s an overview of Namibia one of Africa’s most preferred destinations. Moving gradually from Malmesbury to Piketburg in Western Cape province of South Africa is the real sense of a paradise garden of evergreen vineyards. Swartland region has a majestic view of the Cederberg mountain range which stands so high on one side. The N7 national highway to Namibia cuts its way through the farms on either side. As you come to Piketburg, there is  always a stop at this Total highway garage for recess and just take the last pictures of the vineyards and greenery before it quickly disappears out of sight. Usually that’s how  Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days tour starts to gain momentum.

Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days
Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days

On the third day of this Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days tour, you embark on a river canoe in the morning. It is the best time to cool down given the week ahead you will be in the World’s true desert. The Karoo desert which you had already experienced the past 2 days winds down slowly merging with the Namibia desert. Shortly after crossing the Orange River, which marks the border with South Africa, Namibia just become a massive bear. Along the Orange River, the vineyards flourish on rocky soil. As you head far away from the river you would not believe the beauty of landscape. Hills crops up every few kilometers drive, with hardly any sign of life.

Cape Town to Windhoek 14 days

You will then cross the border into Namibia and stop at the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world.

Next, you will visit the Namib Desert, where you will explore the iconic red sand dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. You will have the opportunity to climb the dunes and witness stunning sunrises and sunsets over the desert landscape.

Your journey will continue to Swakopmund, a charming coastal town with a distinctly German feel. Here, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as sandboarding, quad biking, and skydiving, or simply relax and enjoy the town’s unique architecture and seaside atmosphere.

Swakopmund to Windhoek combines natural wonders, cultural encounters, and wildlife experiences. From the unique rock formations of Spitzkopje to the enriching visit to the Himba tribe, the magnificent wildlife of Etosha National Park, and the urban charm of Windhoek, every day will be filled with unforgettable moments. Experience the best of Namibia’s diverse landscapes and cultural heritage on this incredible journey.

Finally, you will head to the capital city of Windhoek, where you will have the opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant cultural scene and learn more about Namibia’s history and culture.

Overall, this tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of southern Africa, from the bustling city of Cape Town to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Namibia.

Overview

This 14-day tour offers a remarkable journey from Cape Town to the rugged terrain of Namibia, taking you through some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes in Africa. After experiencing the Western Cape province and the beauty of the Cederberg mountains and vineyards, the tour moves through the Karoo desert and onto the Orange River, where the greenery springs to life. As you enter Namibia, you’ll be captivated by the oldest true desert in the world, with five days to explore the red sandy dunes and stunning coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Driving along the Skeleton Coast, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the sea on one side and the desert on the other. The tour also offers a glimpse into the Himba and Herero tribes and their rich cultural traditions as they emerge slowly and sparsely distributed in Khorixas. Finally, the tour takes you to Etosha National Park, a true paradise of wildlife in Southern Africa, where you will have three days to witness and experience the diverse range of animals that call this park home.

Trip Highlights

  • The Karoo desert
  • Fishriver Canyon
  • Namib Desert
  • The sand dunes
  • The Skeleton coast
  • Etosha national park
  • Windhoek

Itinerary

You kick off this tour from Cape Town. Meet and greet your Guides and travelling colleagues who will join you on this tour. Your Tour Guides will brief you on how the Tour is going to run. 

You live Cape Town to one of the wine farms just outside the city for wine tasting. But you would have already have stopped for a brief shopping at a mall to make sure you have toiletries and basics for the you may need for the week. 

The drive through Malmersbery to the Cederberg is quite eye catching and relaxing.

  1. Rock formations: The Cederberg is famous for its unique rock formations, including the Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Arch, and the Stadsaal Caves.

  2. Wine farms: The region has a number of wine farms that produce some of South Africa’s best wines. Visitors can sample local wines and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Lunch, Dinner

From Citrusdale and the vine yards you drive through the Karoo desert. This semi desert will surprise with its flora spreading through the rocky mountains and plains.

As you travel from Cederberg to the Orange River, you’ll experience a dramatic change in landscape. The lush greenery and rugged mountain scenery of the Cederberg gradually give way to the arid, rocky expanse of the Northern Cape. Along the way, you may see traditional Nama huts, fields of Namaqualand wildflowers (in season), and imposing koppies (small hills) rising up from the surrounding plains.

As you get closer to the Orange River, you’ll start to see more and more vineyards, orchards, and fields of crops. The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa, and it forms the border between South Africa and Namibia. It’s a vital source of water for the region, and you may see farmers and fishermen working along its banks. The river also offers opportunities for water sports like kayaking and rafting.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The drive from the Orange River to Hobas NWR campsite is approximately 170 km and takes you deeper into the desert landscapes of southern Namibia. As you leave the lush riverbanks behind, you’ll start to see the rocky, arid terrain that characterizes much of the region. Along the way, you may encounter wildlife such as springbok, ostriches, and other desert-adapted species.

One of the main attractions along the route is the Fish River Canyon, which is one of the largest canyons in the world. The canyon stretches for approximately 160 km and is up to 27 km wide in some places. The views from the various viewpoints along the canyon’s edge are truly spectacular, especially at sunrise or sunset.

 The Hobas NWR campsite itself is located near the entrance to the Fish River Canyon, and is a great place to base yourself for exploring the canyon and the surrounding desert landscapes.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 :
Sesriem

The drive from Hobas to Sossusvlei takes you through the breathtaking desert landscapes of Namibia. You’ll see vast expanses of desert dotted with mountains, rocky outcroppings, and stunning geological formations. As you get closer to Sossusvlei, you’ll see the iconic red sand dunes that the area is famous for, towering hundreds of feet high against the clear blue sky.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 :
Sossusvlei

You drive 45 km before sunrise to get to Dune 45. Once you arrive at Sossusvlei, you can experience the dunes up close by climbing to the top of some of the tallest dunes for stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

You can also explore the salt and clay pans and see the unique desert-adapted flora and fauna that call this area home. If you’re lucky, you might even see oryx, springbok, and other wildlife that have adapted to life in this harsh environment. And don’t miss the opportunity to witness the striking colors of the desert at sunrise or sunset, as the changing light paints the dunes in shades of red, orange, and gold.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 :
Walvis Bay

From the beauty of the red dunes to more dunes, flamingos and probably whales if you are lucky. The drive from Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay takes you through the Namib-Naukluft National Park, passing through vast desert landscapes, mountain ranges, and the iconic Kuiseb Canyon.

As you approach the coast, the terrain becomes more varied, with the towering dunes of the Namib Desert meeting the rugged coastline. Along the way, you may spot wildlife such as springbok, ostriches, and oryx. Once you reach Walvis Bay, you will be able to explore the town’s many attractions, including the lagoon, which is home to a wide variety of birds, and the nearby Pelican Point, which is a popular spot for seal and dolphin watching.

Breakfast, Lunch

You have a full day for yourself in Swakopmund to explore.

Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia that offers a variety of activities and attractions. Here are some things to do in Swakopmund:

  1. Visit the beach: Swakopmund has a long stretch of beach that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or just taking a relaxing walk.

  2. Explore the city: Swakopmund has a charming colonial-era architecture, which is worth exploring. Some of the most popular landmarks include the Woermannhaus and the Hohenzollernhaus.

  3. Adrenaline activities: Swakopmund is known for its adrenaline activities, such as skydiving, sandboarding, and quad biking.

  4. Take a boat tour: Swakopmund is home to seals, dolphins, and whales. You can take a boat tour to see these marine animals up close.

  5. Try local cuisine: Swakopmund has several restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. You can try local Namibian dishes such as kapana, mopane worms, and oshifima.

  6. Museum visits: There are several museums in Swakopmund, such as the Swakopmund Museum and the Kristall Galerie, which showcase the region’s natural history and gemstones.

  7. Day trips: Swakopmund is a great base for day trips to other attractions, such as the Skeleton Coast, the Namib Desert, and the Cape Cross Seal Reserve.

Breakfast
Day 8 :
Spitzkopje

The route from Swakopmund to Spitzkopje offers scenic views of the Namib Desert landscape, including mountain ranges and open plains. Spitzkopje itself is a granite peak that rises out of the desert, offering hiking trails and the opportunity to see ancient San rock art. You drive through the skeleton coast to see one of the sea wreckage in the history of Namibia’s coast. By noon you will have a walking tour of the Spitzkopje. Get to know the Damara land and the history of the ‘bushmen’

There are also opportunities for stargazing and wildlife viewing in the area, as well as visiting local communities to learn about their traditional way of life.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namibia is known for it’s cultural preservation and one of the popular tribes here is the Himba. Today we visit one such village that showcase the culture and norms and history of the Himba. After we head to Outjo our overnight accommodation tonight. You take advantage of the supermarkets here to replenish your needs for the next days in Etosha.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Enter Etosha National Park and spend the next three days exploring its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.
  • First, stay at Okaukuejo and enjoy game drives around the waterhole, where an array of animals gather to quench their thirst.
  • Witness breathtaking encounters between predators and prey, and observe elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and numerous bird species.
  • On the fourth day, move to Halali and continue your wildlife adventure in the heart of the park.
  • Enjoy more game drives, explore watering holes, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Etosha.
  • Spend the final night outside the park, relishing the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart from Etosha National Park and head towards Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
  • Embark on a comprehensive city tour, visiting landmarks such as Independence Avenue, Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), and the Christuskirche.
  • Explore the vibrant craft markets, offering an array of local handicrafts and souvenirs.
  • Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural scene, visiting art galleries, museums, and enjoying local cuisine.
  • Conclude your tour with a deeper understanding of Namibia’s history and vibrant urban life.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour ends !!! Transfer to Hosea Kutako International airport

Breakfast

Available Dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
July 15, 2024 - July 28, 2024 Available $1,750
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August 15, 2024 - August 28, 2024 Available $1,750
12 Available

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Trip Info

  • The Tour has a choice of mobile safari tents OR safari lodges. If you prefer to upgrade from tents to Lodges during the tour you are free to do so.
  • Cape Town City South Africa
  • Windhoek Namibia
  • Transport will be offered from your Hotel in Cape Town and You will have transfer from your Hotel in Windhoek to the airport
  • All our Tours include an English speaking Tour Guide. On request we can have translators for Dutch, Francais and German
  • All meals marked on the Itinerary will be provided on tour. If you have dietary concerns please inform us via your booking email
  • Customized Tour Truck