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Cape and Namibia Adventure

12 Days, Cape Town to Windhoek
Cape and Namibia Adventure

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From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 11 nights accommodation with breakfast Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Air-con touring vehicle, walking).
  • Fish River Canyon entrance.
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance.
  • Swakopmund stay.
  • Etosha National Park entrance with game drives.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, 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 285-375 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay
Day 3 Lambert's Bay/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 / Etosha National Park
Day 10 Etosha National Park
Day 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
Day 12 Depart Windhoek
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Wed, 13 Dec '17
  • Sun, 24 Dec '17
  • Wed, 10 Jan '18
  • Sun, 21 Jan '18
  • Wed, 07 Feb '18
  • Sun, 18 Feb '18
  • Wed, 28 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
  • Wed, 14 Mar '18
  • Sun, 25 Mar '18
  • Wed, 04 Apr '18
  • Sun, 15 Apr '18
  • Wed, 18 Apr '18
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  • Wed, 02 May '18
  • Sun, 13 May '18
  • Wed, 20 Jun '18
  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
  • Wed, 04 Jul '18
  • Sun, 15 Jul '18
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  • Sun, 29 Jul '18
  • Wed, 01 Aug '18
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  • Wed, 15 Aug '18
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  • Wed, 29 Aug '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
  • Wed, 12 Sep '18
  • Sun, 23 Sep '18
  • Wed, 26 Sep '18
  • Sun, 07 Oct '18
  • Wed, 10 Oct '18
  • Sun, 21 Oct '18
  • Wed, 31 Oct '18
  • Sun, 11 Nov '18
  • Wed, 28 Nov '18
  • Sun, 09 Dec '18
  • Wed, 05 Dec '18
  • Sun, 16 Dec '18
  • Wed, 19 Dec '18
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
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
  • Lamberts Bay
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek
  • DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.

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

  • DAY 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay

    Head up the coast to Lambert's Bay, stopping along the way.

    Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September).

    At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa.

    Private Vehicle
    Cape Town - Lambert's Bay 5h30m 350km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Opt to visit Bird Island or stroll through this charming town. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Lambert's Bay/Orange River

    Continue north and cross into Namibia. Settle in by the banks of Gariep River with time to swim or just relax.

    Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa.

    In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening.

    After getting settled near the banks of the Gariep River, enjoy the late afternoon with swimming, relaxing, or canoeing.

    Private Vehicle
    Lambert's Bay - Orange River 7h 450km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    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)

  • DAY 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon

    Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

    Private Vehicle
    Orange River - Fish River Canyon 5h30m 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

    Opt to climb up breathtaking Dune 45. Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon.

    Continue north through Namaland 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.

    Private Vehicle
    Fish River Canyon - Namib Desert 5h 30m 400km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Namib Desert

    Spend the day exploring the natural wonders of this bizarre environment.

    Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.

    Sossusvlei Dunes Visit
    Namib Desert
    This area is famous for its high, red sand dunes. This clay and salt pan is surrounded by the dunes, making it a spectacularly beautiful sight with a remote and isolated feel.

    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.

    Free Time
    Namib Desert Full Day
    Head out and start exploring this unusual environment.
     (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund

    Explore the historical town of Swakopmund. Optional activities include sandboarding, a dolphin cruise, skydiving, quad biking, and a Living Desert tour.

    Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.

    En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor.

    Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as dune boarding or a dolphin cruise.

    Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.

    Private Vehicle
    Namib Desert - Swakopmund 4h30m 260km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Swakopmund

    Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer.

    Free Time
    Swakopmund Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get exploring in this desert city.

    Optional Activities
    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.

    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!

    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. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Swakopmund / Etosha National Park

    Enjoy an included game drive in Etosha National Park. Opt to explore more on an open safari vehicle game drive.

    Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn" of Namibia, in the distance.

    Visit Etosha National Park on a game drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and Antelopes.

    After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground.

    Private Vehicle
    Swakopmund - Etosha National Park 7h30m 610km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in the touring vehicle for a game drive. Over 100 species of mammalsl call Etosha home, including elephants, giraffes, lions, black rhinos, and hyenas.

    Opt to head out for more game drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.

    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.
     (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 Etosha National Park

    Enjoy another game drive in the park and keep your eyes peeled for the famous wildlife.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in the touring vehicle for a game drive. Over 100 species of mammasl call Etosha home, including elephants, giraffes, lions, black rhinos, and hyenas.

    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. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek

    Explore the German-influenced capital city of Windhoek.
    Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.

    Private Vehicle
    Etosha National Park - Windhoek 5h 30m 450km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Depart Windhoek

    You are free to depart at anytime today. (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 285-375 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 14 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. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times.Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned touring vehicle for the long drives.

  10. It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate if you are traveling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country.

  11. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tourmay have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.


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