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Marcuskraal Campsite Cederberg 1 FB
Namaqua Lodge Namaqualand 1 FB
Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp Orange River 1 FB
Hobas Campsite Fish River Canyon 1 FB
Sesriem Campsite Sossusvlei 1 FB
Orange House Swakopmund 1 FB
Spitzkoppe Lodge Spitzkoppe 1 FB
Etotongwe Lodge Outjo 2 FB
Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia Etosha National Park 2 FB
Heja Game Lodge Central Namibia 2 FB
Ghanzi Trail Blazers Ghanzi 2 FB
Nguma Island Lodge Okavango Panhandle 2 FB
Thebe river camp Kasane 2 FB
Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 2 FB

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Cederberg

The Cederberg is wild, rugged, dramatic and above all, breathtakingly beautiful. The region’s valleys are lined with citrus orchards and surrounded by magnificent mountains that become even more spectacular at sunset, when they are bathed in vivid colours. Hiking, bouldering and rock-climbing are popular pursuits in this beautiful natural wilderness, which also affords visitors opportunities to swim in crystal clear rock pools, discover ancient rock art, or marvel at the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa.

Overnight: Marcuskraal Campsite

The newly established Camp Site offers lawn covered terraces, an abundance of trees providing shade and exceptionally neat and clean bathroom facilities. A pool offers respite from the heat during the day. All camp sites are equipped with electrical points.

Dishwashing facilities are provided as well as a communal undercover braai

This area can also be setup for as a small conference / meeting venue for Corporate guests on a team-building weekend. Catered meals can be provided on prior booking.

Marcuskraal would like all visitors to enjoy a relaxing stay and although we strive to keep your visit as informal as possible, noise control rules are however in place to ensure that campers do not become a nuisance to other guests. For the same reason we unfortunately do not allow pets in the camp site.

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Marcuskraal Campsite, Cederberg
Marcuskraal Campsite, Cederberg

Namaqualand

Every year in early spring, the arid Namaqualand region of South Africa transforms itself into a kaleidoscope of colour with the flowering of thousands of wildflowers. This short-lived, vibrant explosion of colour in what is usually a barren landscape, brings a multitude of local and international visitors who come for the flower season’s endlessly photogenic landscapes, wild flower shows and warm West Coast hospitality.

Overnight: Namaqua Lodge

Namaqua Lodge is located in Vanrhynsdorp, the heart of Namaqualand, 300 km north of Cape Town and 270 km South of Springbok. Because Vanrhynsdorp is situated on the Cape - Namibia route Namaqua Lodge offers accommodation on the N7 and also accommodates regular guests to shorten the long journey. Because Vanrhynsdorp is centrally located, Namaqua Lodge offers accommodation to many people during their business trips to the Matzikama and Namaqualand region, that include towns like Nieuwoudtville, Vredendal, Klawer, Lutzville, Nuwerus and Bitterfontein.

Namaqua Lodge boasts en suite rooms in various configurations,all rooms include TV with DSTV, air conditioning, coffee/tea making facilities, housekeeping and a laundry service(available on request).

facilities at the lodge include a ladies bar, pool area, on site parking and WI-FI.

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Namaqua Lodge, Namaqualand
Namaqua Lodge, Namaqualand

Orange River

The Orange River snakes its way through one of Southern Africa’s harshest environments bringing life to an area of sheer rugged beauty. Aside from vineyards in the desert the river also creates a mobile playground from which to explore the area.

Overnight: Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp

River Rafting specialists, based at our Orange River campsite, Fiddlers Creek, Bushwhacked promises you adventure, fun, relaxation, thrills, awesome scenery, great vibe, fantastic people, brilliant food, mindblowing sunsets, tranquil sunrise's, birdlife, peace and an experience of a life time.

Whether you are looking for a multi day River Rafting experience on the mighty Orange River, a breakaway from the city to relax in your tent at Fiddlers Creek look no further - here is Bushwhacked Outdoor Adventures.

We offer all the amenities of a modern operation, yet set on the banks of the Orange River. Come hear the call of the Fish Eagle and let yourself break free.....

FIDDLERS CREEK CAMPSITE

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Orange River, Fiddlers Creek campsite is an oasis ideally situated for travellers from both South Africa and Namibia.

With 200 metres of waterfront on the river and 14 grassed campsites, Fiddlers Creek is in essence a bush camp but equipped with modern facilities.

Each site has:

Undercover Kitchen

Basins with running water

Counter/Work tops

Lights and Power points (220V)

Built in Braai/BBQ area

Some of the larger sites have large tables and benches as a permanent fixture under the roofed area. We all appreciate privacy when we camp, so with that in mind almost all the sites have been enclosed with a reed fence.

Other facilities available at Fiddlers Creek are a small shop, pay-telephone booth, pay-per-coin filtered water, Bar facilities (strictly over 18 only), pool table and volley ball court.

River Rafting excursions available at Bushwhacked ranging from half day to 5 day adventures.

Two Large grass banks on the river front, provide the perfect perch to view the sun setting over the mountain ranges of the Richtersveld. Hot showers and flush toilets which may be considered as a luxury/or necessity to any traveller, but are enjoyed here. The Catering and Bar area, near the waterfront, is where we prepare and serve all our booked meals. Enjoy a cold beer or whatever grabs your fancy at our "BOZBA-OK" bar, open every night until 23h30. (admission to campers only) Lie back in your tent in the morning and listen to the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle as it flies past.

Catering Facilities:

Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinner is available if booked in advance with a minimum group size in mind. Our speciality is our spit braai’s where will endeavour to find your meat of choice. Complimented with home baked breads on the coals, scrumptious salads and deserts, no one goes hungry at Bushwhacked. If you need more information, please contact us

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Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp, Orange River
Fiddlers Creek Rest Camp, Orange River

Fish River Canyon

The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Overnight: Hobas Campsite

Hobas Camp is the campsite at the start of the hiking trail at the north end of the Fish River Canyon. The camping site at Hobas is one of the few in the area offering shady trees to camp amongst. There are 14 campsites set among shady trees at the top end of Fish River Canyon. Campsite amenities include ablution facilities, braai/BBQ area, swimming pool and a kiosk selling basics and cool drinks.

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Full Board

	Hobas Campsite, Fish River Canyon
	Hobas Campsite, Fish River Canyon

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographers heaven.

Aside from the attractions at Sossusvlei - Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei - other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Overnight: Sesriem Campsite

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate is Sesriem Camping, right beside the gate into the desert and just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length.

It is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert with the sun setting over the Elim dune then the stars emerging until they fill the sky above you and the clicking of the desert barking Geckos and distant howl of the Jackal. Sit by the fire and imagine what you will.

After a good nights rest its up early (one hour before sunrise) for a drive to the sossusvlei wherer you can climb a sand dune and watch the colours change as the sun rises over the horizon slipping its morning warmth over the Namib desert dunes. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (riem) together to draw water from the pools. Accommodation at Sesriem is provided in 24 campsites. Facilities found there include a gas station, convenience store and a secure parking area.

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Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei
Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Overnight: Orange House

ORANGE House is a family-run, private Guesthouse located 1.5 km north of the famous Swakopmund “Mole” and only a 1 minute walk away from the beach.

13 spacious double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom and access to our beautiful garden and sun terrace.

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Full Board

Orange House, Swakopmund
Orange House, Swakopmund

Spitzkoppe

Although not Namibia's highest mountains these giant granite domes with their amazing rock formations are its most famous.

Overnight: Spitzkoppe Lodge

Spitzkoppe Lodge offers travellers the opportunity to visit the spectacular Spitzkoppe Mountains. Located between Usakos and Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe Mountains are sometimes referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”. This new lodge will offer walkers, stargazers and geologists access to this remote and less often visited part of Namibia.

It will is made up of 15 en-suite chalets, each with stunning views over the surrounding gravel plains, the inselbergs of the Spitzkoppe and the Brandberg massive in the distance. The main areas include a lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a pool, sundowner deck and bar, from which they say makes the most of the stunning views.

Spitzkoppe Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the area on foot along several hiking trails ranging in length from four and a half hours to eight hours plus. On these trails you can expect to see some of the areas varied birdlife ranging from bustards to falcons and much in between.

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Full Board

Spitzkoppe Lodge , Spitzkoppe
Spitzkoppe Lodge , Spitzkoppe

Outjo

Outjo’s central position makes it an excellent stopover en route to Etosha National Park, the Skeleton Coast or Damaraland, but that’s not the only reason to visit this small town. It’s also a charming getaway boasting attractive forest and savannah surrounds, hospitable locals and several historical sites. Roughly an hour’s drive to the west you will find the Ugab Rock Finger, a 35-metre high stone monolith, while slightly further on is a 250-million year old petrified forest.

Overnight: Etotongwe Lodge

This owner managed venue offers affordable lodge accommodation or camping for independent travelers or tour operators in the Etosha Region of Namibia. Namibian hospitality, bed and breakfast accommodation and restaurant for your leisure.

Etotongwe lodge is situated in Outjo, Namibia, 94 km southwest of the famous and popular tour attraction, the Etosha Wildlife park. It is an popular overnight accommodation and camping facility that offer some entertainment for tourist on vacation planning to use Outjo as a base when exploring places like, the Etosha Wildlife park, Koakoveld and Damaraland in the north of Namibia. Etotongwe Lodge can be found next to the C38 northwest as you leave Outjo towards Okaukuejo, Khorixas and Kamanjab.

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Full Board

Etotongwe Lodge, Outjo
Etotongwe Lodge, Outjo

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park is Namibia's premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.

Within the park are three large public rest camps catering for the more budget orientated traveller. There are several smaller establishments on the outskirts of the park on private land offering a more intimate and comprehensive experience. All of these establishments offer excellent value for money.

Overnight: Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia View iBrochure

Etosha Safari Camp is situated just 10 km south of Andersson Gate on the C 38 between Outjo and Okaukuejo. 50 twin-bedded chalets nestle among Mopani trees and impart a feeling of living in the lap of African nature. Each of them is equipped with mosquito gauze, air conditioning and its own bathroom and small veranda. Special attractions are the Okambashu Restaurant and the Oshebeena Bar, styled like a typical little township bar and brimming with African joie de vivre.

Etosha Safari Camp is the perfect base for safari excursions into Etosha - with an experienced guide on the daily game drive or by yourself in your own car.

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Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha National Park
Etosha Safari Camp, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha National Park

Central Namibia

The central Namibian highlands are much cooler and less harsh than the arid lowlands that make up the majority of the country. This is great cattle ranching country and most tourism facilities have their origins in cattle and more recently game ranching.

Overnight: Heja Game Lodge

Heja Game Lodge is situated to the east of Windhoek, about 1900 meters above sea level, and is enclosed by the Auas Mountains in the south and the KhomasHochland and Eros mountains to the north and west. Heja Game Lodge is the ideal starting point for a ,visit to Namibiasince it is the closest game lodge to Windhoek, and is ideally situated in the middle between Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport. The lodge overlooks the Hoffnung dam which is the oldest man-made lake in Namibia.

For the nature enthusiast there is a large variety of different bird species to be found on the lodge and over 2500 head from 13 species of game roam freely on the 20,000 ha farm and surroundings. Visitors can fully enjoy Heja's tranquil setting in one of the 50 en-suite rooms equipped with air-conditioning and satellite TV.

The à la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, with game dishes being a specialty. This, coupled with the ever-popular Chapel on the Hill and Waterfront reception area extending over the lake, makes Heja an ideal and favored destination. With beautiful surroundings, the simplicity of nature, enough accommodation for all guests and service excellence makes the Heja Game Lodge an ideal Namibian holiday spot.

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Heja Game Lodge, Central Namibia
Heja Game Lodge, Central Namibia

Ghanzi

Situated 300km south-west of Maun and just north of the Trans-Kalahari highway, which runs from Lobatse in Botswana to Walvis Bay in Namibia, this small town is sometimes referred to as the 'Capital of the Kalahari'. This is the administrative centre of Ghanzi district which covers a vast area of cattle ranches and farmland in the west of Botswana.

Although Ghanzi is close to the Trans-Kalahari highway it only has a few shops, a bank and only one filling station. Ghanzi does however have a good butchery and two large supermarkets.

The Ghanzi area has a number of lodges which focus on cultural tourism as well as wildlife viewing - here you can experience the fascinating world of the San (bushmen) as they explain to you how they forage, hunt and find water in this harsh environment.

Overnight: Ghanzi Trail Blazers

Ghanzi Trail Blazers caters for visitors who wish to have a genuine glimpse of a fast disappearing unique and ancient culture. It offers a number of activities to interact with the San Bushman, and to discover how they survived in the Kalahari. Ghanzi Trail Blazers is located approximately 5.6 km away from the main road, far enough away to capture the real African bushveldt.

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Ghanzi Trail Blazers, Ghanzi
Ghanzi Trail Blazers, Ghanzi

Okavango Panhandle

The main water source feeding the Okavango Delta, the Panhandle is a stretch of the Okavango River that follows a more-or-less straight course for approximately 70 kilometres before entering the wetlands. It is a deep channel that offers excellent tiger and bream fishing, while the surrounding woodlands and the river’s shallow waters teem with a myriad of birds. Several villages are dotted along the Panhandle, while, some 40 kilometres west, lie the Tsodilo Hills, with their plethora of tribal cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20, 000 years. There are also a number of well-established riverside camps that provide tourist accommodation.

Overnight: Nguma Island Lodge

The Nguma Island Lodge is situated just off the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. It is ideally located for exploring the western side of the Delta. Guest accommodations feature en suite meru tents in the lodge plus an adjacent campsite, including cottage style tents with shared ablutions. Restaurant and bar facilities are available in both the lodge and the campsite. Lodge activities include day and overnight mokoro trips, sunset cruises on Guma Lagoon, birding walks as well as excellent fishing.

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Nguma Island Lodge, Okavango Panhandle
Nguma Island Lodge, Okavango Panhandle

Kasane

Kasane is almost part of the Chobe National Park as there are no boundary fences separating the village from the park. In fact, game such as elephant and hippo are often spotted in Kasane. If on the lookout for game in the area, pay a visit to the large, dead trees along the Sedudu Valley Road as they often act as temporary homes for leopards. These aren’t the only enticing trees in Kasane – the village is also the proud owner of an old baobab tree whose tree trunk was once a local prison.

Kasane is the main town servicing Chobe and the Linyanti.

Overnight: Thebe river camp View iBrochure

Camp Accommodation

Campsite and Overland Accommodation

Thebe River Safaris camp offers spacious camping areas with shaded cooking/braai areas. Ablutions are shared and we have 2 large communal ablution blocks with showers with loads of piping hot water, basins, mirrors and toilets. Most of our sites have water tap and a power point on campsite.

Made Up Tents (Coming Soon)

A small number of made-up tents erected in the camp with twin beds. All beds in the tents are mosquito netted ensuring a peaceful nights sleep.

CAMPSITES

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ABLUTION BLOCKS

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Thebe river camp , Kasane
Thebe river camp , Kasane

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi river at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel View iBrochure

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

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Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 20: Departure

Activities

Fish River Hiking trail

Horse Back and cycling

Crystal tour

Rock climbing

Game viewing

game drives

boat cruises

fishing trips,

flights

Namibian village walks,

cross-border transfers

White Water Rafting

Canoeing

Bungee Jumping

Jet Boating

Night Eyes Safaris - Night Drive with Bush Dinner

Etosha Open vehicle Game Drives

crocodile park visit

Mico lights flights

jet boating

Bird Watching

Mokoro excursion

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