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CAPE & DUNES OVERLAND (NORTHBOUND)

14 Days, Cape Town to Windhoek
CAPE & DUNES OVERLAND (NORTHBOUND)

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Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this classic adventure - Namibia is one of the world' read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 13 nights accommodation - Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (8 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (1 nt) Or Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), participation camping (9 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (1 nt).
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), walking).
  • Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Spitzkoppe entrance fees.
  • Guided township walk (Swakopmund).
  • Etosha NP entrance with game drives.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 75-00 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a
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Itinerary
Day 1 Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Town/Cederberg
Day 3 Cederberg/Orange River
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert
Day 6 Namib Desert
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund
Day 8 Swakopmund
Day 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe
Day 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland
Day 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park
Day 12 Etosha National Park
Day 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
Day 14 Windhoek
Departures
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  • Start
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  • Sun, 05 Nov '17
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  • Sat, 05 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek
  • DAY 1 Cape Town

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet our group. After introductions, our CEO will review the details of the trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Cape Town/Cederberg

    View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

    Head out of the city to begin your overland journey with a lunch stop by the coast. Arrive at our first campsite in the afternoon. Here, enjoy free time to sample and buy some local wine, kick a footy around with the local kids, or explore the area near the camp in this beautiful part of South Africa. If you prefer, just chill out at campsite's swimming pool overlooking the vineyards.

    Overland truck
    Cape Town - Cederberg 5h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Free Time
    Cederberg Afternoon
    Relax or get out and explore this beautiful part of South Africa. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Cederberg/Orange River

    Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

    Travel north to the South Africa/Namibia border, cross into Namibia and stay on the Namibian side of the Orange River. We will leave early to ensure enough time for an optional canoeing trip. After setting up camp in the late afternoon, enjoy swimming, relaxing, or possibly even canoeing on the Orange River (formerly Gariep River). Otherwise, go for a hike and enjoy a spectacular sunset from a nearby hill.

    Overland truck
    Cederberg - Orange River 6h30m 350km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia)
    Vioolsdrift - Noordoewer
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Optional Activities
    Canoeing on Orange River

    Orange River
    Grab a paddle and hop in a canoe. Be sure to wave at the locals from Namibia and South Africa on either side of the river. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon

    Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
    We will make our way to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. Permits are required to descend into the crater; we will have access to the rim only, but the views are magnificent.

    Overland truck
    Orange River - Fish River Canyon 5h 180km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Fish River Canyon Visit
    Fish River Canyon
    Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a stunning sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. We will only have access to the rim, but the views are spectacular. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

    Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

    Passing the small and desolate towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, continue north along long and bumpy roads, en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Here, you really feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere.

    We arrive in the early evening, set up our camp, then continue driving for a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.

    Overland truck
    Fish River Canyon - Namib Desert 10h 560km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Namib Desert
    Enjoy a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. The Tsauchab River flows through the canyon every five to ten years, and this creates the nearby salt and clay pan of Sossusvlei. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Namib Desert

    Explore the Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
    Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees. Here, opt to take a guided walk at the dunes, and enjoy some free time to explore them on your own. Arrive back at our campsite around lunch time and take down tents, pack up the truck, and drive to the next desert campsite. Don't miss out on the optional sunset desert dunes bush walk to learn more about the desert, dunes, and the way of the bushmen.

    Dune 45 Visit
    Dune 45
    Wake up and set off for a pre-dawn climb of the mighty Dune 45, aiming to reach the top just before the sunrise. Watch the sand dunes come to life and display their amazing orange and yellow hues. Look out and view the surrounding desert. Morning magic!

    Optional Activities

    Sossusvlei Desert Walk
    Sossusvlei
    10USD per person
    Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees.

    Namib Desert Walk
    Namib Desert2h-3h
    30USD per person
    Enjoy a walk amongst the dunes, learning about the surrounding Namib Desert as well as the survival strategies of Bushmen who live in the area.

    Overland truck
    Namib Desert 5h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund

    Meet local friends, explore the back streets, and get to know the culture of the region on a guided cultural walk through a township.
    Today, we will really get a feeling for the Namib Desert, as we cross through this void region and a few dry mountain passes.

    Overland truck
    Namib Desert - Swakopmund 7h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour
    Swakopmund
    Explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. Learn about the history of Swakopmund, its housing and other various topics to get a better understanding of local life. Visit a woman from the Herero ethnic group and also a Nama Medicine Woman, who will host a 'click' lesson in the local Daman language. Finish at a local pub called a 'shebeen' with the opportunity to try the local bush delicacy of Mopani worms and a drink. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Swakopmund

    Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or quad biking, just to name a few options.

    Free Time
    Swakopmund Full Day
    Enjoy a free day in Namibia's adventure capital.

    Optional Activities
    Living Desert Tour

    Swakopmund
    Hop into a 4x4 vehicle and set out into the desert. An expert guide will point out signs of animal life and emphasize survival in the harsh desert landscape for both humans and animals.

    Sandboarding
    Swakopmund
    Head out into the desert, grab a board, and surf the sand dunes. Choose to lie down headfirst, or stand up, surfer-style.

    Skydiving
    Swakopmund
    Buckle up your harness, practice your exit, then take a plane up and over the dunes of the Namib Desert. Take a deep breath, leap out and freefall with an instructor before he opens the parachute. Admire the view over the dunes as you descend and land safely back on the ground. Wow!

    Quad Biking
    Swakopmund
    Hop on a quad bike and enjoy a guided off-road tour of this desert landscape. A mix of adrenaline, nature, and fun, quad biking gets you closer to the destination and puts a smile on your face. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

    Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

    Explore on your own by foot, and be sure to check out the night sky-it's great for star-gazing!

    Overland truck
    Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe 3h-4h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

    Travel up the coastal area through beautiful desert landscapes. Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.

    Look out over beautiful desert landscapes as far as the eye can see. There are Himba, Herero, and Damara people along the way selling local arts, and we'll be sure to make a few stops to find out more about their offerings.? Pass into more stony desert landscapes, and arrive at camp by mid-afternoon.

    Overland truck
    Spitzkoppe - Damaraland 4h 235km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Damaraland Living Museum
    Damaraland
    Step into the past and learn about the lost culture of the Damara people at this museum depicting the life and customs of one of the oldest nations in Namibia.

    Optional Activities

    Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour
    Twyfelfontein
    Step back in time to see prehistoric rock engravings made during the early Stone Age. Their exact origin is uncertain, but these works depicting animals and hunters are probably the work of Bushmen or Nama artists estimated to have lived near Twyfelfontein at least 5,000 years ago. Marvel at the more than 2,500 rock carvings and paintings and understand why this is Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park

    Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

    Upon arrival to the park in the afternoon, head out for a game drive in our overland truck to search for elephants, antelope, and lions around the watering holes.

    After sunset, watch animals at the watering holes near the camping area, which is safe, being well lit with flood lights. Free time at night allows for the option of a night game drive in an open vehicle.

    Overland truck
    Damaraland - Etosha National Park 8h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in search of a wide variety of wildlife. More than 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, and hyenas. As for birds, the salt pan attracts pelicans, flamingos, and many other winged wonders. Bring your camera and go wild!

    Optional Activities

    Etosha Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Etosha National Park
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide to look for nocturnal activity in the park. Wildlife often come to the watering hole to drink under the cover of darkness, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 12 Etosha National Park

    Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland adventure vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in search of a wide variety of wildlife. More than 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, and hyenas. As for birds, the salt pan attracts pelicans, flamingos, and many other winged wonders. Bring your camera and go wild!

    Optional Activities

    Etosha Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Etosha National Park
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide to look for nocturnal activity in the park. Wildlife often come to the watering hole to drink under the cover of darkness, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek

    Transfer to Namibia's capital.

    Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.

    Overland truck
    Etosha National Park - Windhoek 6h30m-7h30m 440km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Windhoek

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 75-00 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 22 passengers, at an average there are 18 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.


  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  10. An essential part of your overland safari is participation. The group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis, from kitchen duty group (helping in prepare meals and clean up afterwards), the packing group (sets up all tables and chairs outside) and the cleaning group (which cleans the truck by emptying the rubbish bin and brooming). it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEOs will lead the meal preparation, but we do ask the clients to help with some prep and cleaning. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied.


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