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12 DAYS NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA CAMPING TOURS

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Overview

  • DEPARTURE : This tour departs from Windhoek
  • COUNTRY(‘S) : South Africa
  • DESTINATIONS : Namibia and South Africa Camping Tours
  • TOUR CODE:12X-NA-SA-CA1
  • RETURN : Back to Windhoek in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS : Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE : Camping Safari with all Equipment
  • MEALS : BB: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE : 2-3: Double Cab 4x4/ SUV
  • 4 - 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24 Seater

Day 1
Day 1: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse, Windhoek

Windhoek

Situated in Central Namibia, the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste an old fort, the 1896 Christuskirche Christ Church, and the more contemporary Supreme Court

Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guesthouse

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. From here it is a short 5 minute drive to City Centre; shops and popular restaurants are in close proximity.

We offer a variety of rooms and self catering units. Transfers from and to the airport as well as to the city center will be arranged on request. If you are interested in a city tour or would like to visit a game ranch outside Windhoek, we can get you in touch with the organisers.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Windhoek city tour

Day 2
Day 2: The Farmhouse Outjo, Outjo

Outjo

Located in Namibia's Kunene region, the city of Outjo is known as the gateway to Etosha. Outjo’s central position also makes it an excellent stopover en route to the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland, but that’s not the only reason to visit this small town. Set amidst rolling hills, Outjo is a charming getaway boasting attractive forest and savannah surrounds, friendly 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. Visitors can look forward to a variety of interesting sights including: visiting the local Franke Haus Museum, for a historical account of the area; and exploring the nearby Hopewell Farm to find magnificent volcanic tiger's eye deposits.

Overnight: The Farmhouse Outjo

The Farmhouse Outjo serves meals all day, every day. Burgers, grills, wraps, pizza, salads and daily specials are on offer, as are a tempting array of cakes. The Farmhouse has rustic overtones inside, and also features comfortable single and three double guest rooms.


Activities (Included)
visiting the local Franke Haus Museum, for a historical account of the area; and exploring the nearby Hopewell Farm to find magnificent volcanic tiger's eye deposits.

Day 3
Day 3: Okaukuejo Campsite, Etosha South

Etosha South

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise.Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

Overnight: Okaukuejo Campsite

Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha and it also functions as the administrative centre of the park. Okaukuejo is also home to the Etosha Ecological Institute. It is situated at the western end of the Etosha Pan. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites.

The main attraction of this camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Etosha Game DriveVisit the Himba Tribe
Visit the Etosha Pan

Day 4
Day 4: Himba Cultural Excursions, Palmwag

Palmwag

Palmwag is beautifully located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the river’s presence often lures elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is situated halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha and is the ideal base from which to see the sights of the Kunene region or embark on one of the many local hiking trails.

Overnight: Himba Cultural Excursions

Damaraland and the Kaokoveld, as well as southern parts or Angola, are home to the Himba, one of the last truly traditional tribes on the planet. These friendly people are closely related to the Herero and lead a semi-nomadic life as herdsmen, breeding mainly cattle and goats. The community living among the majestic Makalani palms at Palmfontein invites visitors to learn more about their proud and ancient lifestyle and traditions. Visitors will be able to see their cone-shaped homestead made from palm leaves, mud and cattle dung and learn more about their unique customs and techniques. Due to the nomadic lifestyle of the Himba, the trip is not offered all year round.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Himba Day TripBush walk
Damara Nama Excursion

Day 5
Day 5-6: Orange House, Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. 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 town, 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, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

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.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Camel RidingSandwich Habour
Quad BikingKayaking
Horse riding, Paragliding, Fishing, Sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Day 6
Day 7: Sesriem Campsite, Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer's heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia's premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb 'Big Daddy', one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

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 sossusvleiwherer 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.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Sesriem canyon excursionScenic flights and hot air ballooning

Day 7
Day 8: Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony, the Fish River Canyon measures a whopping 160 kilometres in length, at times 27 kilometres in width and 550 metres in depth. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of this ancient geological marvel draws visitors from around the globe. For those looking for adventure, the intense 85 kilometre Fish River Hiking Trail through1.5 billion years of geological history will definitely thrill avid adventure enthusiasts, and for visitors looking to relax, head over to the canyon's southern end to enjoy a soak in the mineral waters of the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais, or take in the spectacularly scenic views from HobasRestcamp as well as numerous other viewpoints along its rim. Other popular activities include: scenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Overnight: Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago, when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite forming a Canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 metres deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the world's second largest Canyon. The 45 000 hectare Canyon Nature Park is a natural sanctuary for Karoo succulent flora and endemic wildlife.

Incredible hiking trails meander down into the heart of the canyon affording guests spectacular scenery combined with 75 km river frontage made up of permanent water holes and rock pools that attract Hartmans Zebra, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok and many other smaller wildlife species and endemic birdlife.


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Hiking trailscenic chartered flights, horse riding, nature drives and seasonal kayaking.

Day 8
Day 9: Gariep River Mouth, Orange River

Day 9
Day 10: Cape Town Lodge Hotel, Cape Town

Cape Town

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Overnight: Cape Town Lodge Hotel

Cape Town Lodge Hotel is perfectly located in the city centre, equidistant to the world-renowned V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and Cape Town International Convention Centre. This 4 star property boasts views of Lion's Head, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and the historical Bo-Kaap village

The Hotel's 123 spacious rooms are beautifully appointed and offer private en-suite bathrooms.

A delicious buffet breakfast is served on the fifth floor every morning. The Famous Butchers Grill Restaurant serves A'la carte lunch and dinner and offers live entertainment every night.

Guests can soak up the African sun at the roof-top pool whilst enjoying a cocktail from the bar.

For those who want to keep in shape, the well equipped gym is located on the third floor.

Each room is equipped with a 32 inch flat screen television with selected satellite channels, fully stocked mini-bar, electronic safe, complimentary tea/coffee station, Wi-Fi access, a work desk, and a hair dryer

Roof-Top Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, The Famous Butchers Grill Restaurant, Airport Shuttles at a nominal price, Ladies Bar & Cigar Lounge, Secure Parking at a nominal price


Activities (Included)Optional(Excluded)
Leisure time in the HotelVisit the historical Bo-Kaap village

Day 10
Day 11: Client depart to the airport

End of Itinerary

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse (DAY: 1)


Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed

The Farmhouse Outjo (DAY: 2)


The Farmhouse Outjo serves meals all day, every day. Burgers, grills, wraps, pizza, salads and daily specials are on offer, as are a tempting array of cakes.

Okaukuejo Campsite (DAY: 3)


Okaukuejo is located 17 km from the southern entrance of the park, Anderson Gate. Okaukuejo is the oldest tourist camp in Etosha

Himba Cultural Excursions (DAY: 4)


Damaraland and the Kaokoveld, as well as southern parts or Angola, are home to the Himba, one of the last truly traditional tribes on the planet.

Orange House (DAY: 5-6)


The Namib Desert – unique, with a variety of desert landscapes, gives Namibia its essential character. The Namib Naukluft Park

Sesriem Campsite (DAY: 7)


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.

Fish River Lodge (DAY: 8)


Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking...

Gariep River Mouth (DAY: 9)

Cape Town Lodge Hotel (DAY: 10)


Cape Town Lodge Hotel is perfectly located in the city centre, equidistant to the world-renowned V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain

INCLUDE

  • Dune drive
  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger Liability 15%
  • VAT 2% Tourism Levy
  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner clients (as per itinerary)

EXCLUDE

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation:
    1. Klein Windhoek Guesthouse
    2. The Farmhouse Outjo
    3. Okaukuejo Campsite
    4. Himba Cultural Excursions
    5. Orange House
    6. Sesriem Campsite
    7. Fish River Lodge
    8. Gariep River Mouth
    9. Cape Town Lodge Hotel
  • Destination:
    1. Windhoek
    2. Outjo
    3. Etosha South
    4. Palmwag
    5. Swakopmund
    6. Sossusvlei
    7. Fish River Canyon
    8. Orange River
    9. Cape Town
  • Basis:
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