Cape Canyons and Dunes Safari

Cape Town to Windhoek

       

Cape Canyons and Dunes Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 660 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Cape Town

Safari Ends: Windhoek Number of Days: 9
Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AF41

Safari Price Includes:

Fully Escorted Tour
Tour Leader and Driver
All Activities
Sightseeing
Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
All Meals Whilst Camping
National Parks and Reserve Entrance Fee as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes

Safari Price Excludes:

Flights
Visas
Pre/post accommodation
Insurance
Tips
Souvenirs
Optional activities
Sleeping bags
All drinks and items of a personal nature.

Start your holiday in Cape Town, one of the World’s greatest cities. Travel north through the wine growing areas to the drier Karoo. Perhaps try a gentle canoe trip on the Orange River before marveling at the vastness of Fish River Canyon. Next are the world’s oldest sand dunes, use your time to climb Dune 45 for a once in a lifetime sunrise. Continue through the Namib desert to Swakopmund before finishing your tour in Windhoek, Namibia’s modern capital.

Cape Canyons and Dunes Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town    

For those who wish to see some of the city of Cape Town we advise that you arrive a few days early as our trip leaves the city on the day of departure. There is a lot to do in the city and the regions.
Capetown, Stellenbosch & Orange River. Departing Capetown at 10.00am the first day of the trip is a short drive to Stellenbosch in the wine-growing region of South Africa. We have a chance here to sample some of the local flavours at some of the wineries.
From Stellenbosch we head north to the northern border region via the serene Cederberg mountain region. On the border with Namibia is the Orange River where we have the option of doing a four-hour canoe safari from our oasis-like campsite.


Day 2: Stellenbosch Camping  

See day 1 for Itinerary


Day 3: Stellenbosch Camping  

See day 1 for Itinerary


Day 4: Fish River Canyon Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our next stop is Fish River Canyon, which is arguably the world’s second largest canyon. There is a spectacular viewpoint over the canyon and the sunset never fails to impress. From the canyon we head up to the Naukluft National Park. This park has one main feature, which is sand, large mountains of sand. These dunes are the highest in the world reputed to be as high as 300 metres. The ones we will see have been measured by altimeter on our previous trips and are about 200 metres high, which is still very large. The day here begins before sunrise as the best times to photograph the dunes is when the sun is low on the horizon and the shadows define the contours clearly. The other reason for the early start is that it is too hot to walk up the dunes once the sun fully rises and the hot sand burns people’s feet. There is also the chance to go on a brilliant and informative early morning walk amongst the Sossusvlei/Dead Vlei sand dunes getting up close and personal with the expertly adapted resident flora and wildlife.


Day 5: Fish River Canyon Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 4 for Itinerary


Day 6: Fish River Canyon Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 4 for Itinerary


Day 7: Swakopmund Room Accommodation  

The next part of the journey takes us to Swakopmund. The town of Swakopmund is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and is a German colonial town in the middle of a desert. It has some wonderful old German buildings of which one of the most beautiful is the prison (it is still used as a prison).
The town itself is generally cool as a mist created by the cold air off the Atlantic mixing with the hot air of the desert, which is why the Germans chose this area to build the town, covers it.
We spend two nights here in dormitory or room accommodation and thus we generally dine out for most meals, your tour leader usually distributes an allowance from your local payment for these meals.
On the morning of Day 9, you will be transferred by Town Hopper to Windhoek where the tour ends on arrival at the Backpackers. We expect to arrive into Windhoek by lunchtime, we do not recommend booking flights that leave before 6pm.
NO accommodation is provided on Day 9.


Day 8: Swakopmund Room Accommodation  

See day 7 for Itinerary


Day 9: Windhoek    

On the morning of Day 9, you will be transferred by Town Hopper to Windhoek where the tour ends on arrival at the Backpackers. We expect to arrive into Windhoek by lunchtime, we do not recommend booking flights that leave before 6pm.
NO accommodation is provided on Day 9.




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Cape Canyons and Dunes Safari Departure Dates

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