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25 Day Southern Africa Adventure Overland

Countries Visited: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia

Starts: Johannesburg, Ends: Cape Town

Group Size: Max 24

Age Range: 18 - 39 Years

Journey from South Africa’s business capital to Africa’s premier attraction, Victoria Falls. Then on to the beautiful city of Cape Town – via the world’s oldest desert, the Namib-Naukluft. Drift along the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta, experience the Fish River Canyon, and prime game reserves of Etosha, Chobe and Kruger where there is plenty of wildlife to see.

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Tour Overview

Starts: Johannesburg  Ends: Cape Town

Journey from South Africa's business capital to Africa's premier attraction, Victoria Falls. Then on to the beautiful city of Cape Town - via the world's oldest desert, the Namib-Naukluft. Drift along the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta, experience the Fish River Canyon, and prime game reserves of Etosha, Chobe and Kruger where there is plenty of wildlife to see.

Highlights

 

Included

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of driver / tour leader
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals as indicated
  • Malawi cultural village
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Cape Town Township Tour

Excluded

  • Local payment excursions
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

SKU: CAE2509

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Johannesburg – Hazyview – Kruger National Park

Departing today from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, we journey through the scenic area of Mpumalanga that boasts incredible panoramics and dramatic slopes all the way through to the most famous National Park in South Africa, the mighty Kruger. The fences between the borders of the Park and the neighbouring private game reserves were abolished in order to create the Greater Kruger, allowing the animals of the Park to roam freely throughout the entire region. Together, the Kruger and Greater Kruger cover more than 24,000 square kilometres and are home to an abundance of African wildlife, ranging from the dwarf mongoose to Africa’s Big Five. There is also a remarkable variety of bird species and vegetation to be found here. We spend two evenings in the Kruger region, where we are treated to Shangaan tribal dancing on our first night and spend a full day game driving through the Reserve the following day in order to make the most of this incredible tour.

Trip Highlights: Johannesburg, Greater Kruger and Kruger National Park game drives, Shagaan tribal dancers
Accommodation: Hotel Numbi- Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-410kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day with Game Drives

Day 3

Hazyview, Greater Kruger – Tshipise, South Africa

Leaving the Greater Kruger we travel up through South Africa’s lush countryside to Tshipise, a town situated in the
northern Limpopo province of South Africa.

Accommodation: Forever Resorts – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-380 kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

Day 4

Tshipise, South Africa, Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe

Leaving Tshipise, we head over the Limpopo River, the second largest in South Africa and an important water source for this arid region. The Limpopo also acts as a natural boundary between South Africa and its neighbours Botswana and Zimbabwe, before it flows through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. We cross over at the Beitbridge border gate and drive through stunning landscapes and the town of Gweru to make camp at the Antelope Park private game-ranch.

Accommodation: Antelope Park – camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-510 kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

Day 5

Antelope Park, Gweru – Hwange National Park

From Antelope Park we make our way to the Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe’s largest and best known game reserve reknown for the Big 5 and elusive Wild Dogs. If we get there in time you will go out on a game drive. If we arrive too late we will go in the morning.

Accommodation: Hwange Main Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-430 kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 6 - 7

Hwange National Park – Livingstone, Zambia

Continueing up north, we pass through the town of Victoria Falls, cross the dividing bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia and travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort campsite a few km’s from Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Accommodation: Zambezi Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast (all)
Distance Covered: +/-120 kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 8

Livingstone – Kasane, Botswana

We travel a short distance to Botswana after leaving Livingstone to the town of Kasane – the gateway to Chobe National Park. The Chobe River, which flows along the northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot for big, breeding herds of elephants as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The puku antelope can only be seen in one place in Botswana, the flood plains. Here, birdlife also thrives. During flooding, spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to this area. Today we take in an afternoon game viewing cruise on the Chobe River, which is a fantastic way to spot hippo or elephant, and even sometimes buffalo, who all gather at the river’s edge to bathe and to drink.

Trip Highlights: Ferry crossing the Chobe/Zambezi River confluence, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Afternoon Game Cruise
Accommodation: Thebe River Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-80kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 9

Chobe National Park – Elephant Sands, Nata

After an early breakfast, we take a comfortably paced drive towards Nata. We arrive at the Elephant Sands Lodge during the afternoon. Since there are no fences all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see anything during your stay.

Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-260kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 10

Elephant Sands, Nata – Maun

Today we make our way to Maun keeping a sharp lookout for roaming wildlife that populate these parts. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta as well as the fifth largest town in Botswana. It is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts and, although officially still a village, Maun has developed swiftly from a rural town to a community that has expanded to the wide banks of the Thamalakane River. Red lechwe (a type of antelope) can be seen on these river banks grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

Since the founding of Maun in 1915, the town has built a reputation for being hard-living ‘Wild West’, aiding in the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Today, Maun is a thriving tourist town that is infamous for its influx of donkeys and, to a lesser extent, goats. These animals can usually be seen standing around town waiting to transport the wares of their owners (local traders and farmers alike).

Trip Highlights: Maun
Accommodation: Sitatunga Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-360kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 11

Okavango Delta

We head to the Okavango Delta today – a natural wetland spreading over a massive portion of northern Botswana. The Okavango River rises farther to the north in Angola and flows south, dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to create an intricate floodplain of channels that spreads out into a broad, flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. Amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels, we go exploring here today in search of hippo, crocodile, elephant and a wide variety of birdlife. We travel to our island camp in a Mokoro (dugout canoe) and explore the area on a walking safari. The Okavango is an extremely well-preserved area that makes camping amongst the bushes and rivers, whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the African night, a truly beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, dugout canoe and walking safari
Accommodation: Elephant Camp, twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Okavango Delta – Maun – Ghanzi

Making our way out of the Okavango Delta, we drive to Ghanzi on the outskirts of the Kalahari Desert. We are treated to a guided bush walk by the San Bushmen, which is a fantastic cultural experience. We are taught how they manage the resources around them without causing an imbalance in the ecosystem. By going on this tour, you support the San by providing them with an income, helping to keep this tribe alive.

At night you will experience some bushmen dance rituals, while you sit around the campfire, which is an enjoyable experience for all.

Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, dugout canoe, Kalahari Desert, San Bushmen culture
Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance travelled: +/- 280kms
Approx driving day: Half day

Day 13

Ghanzi – Windhoek, Namibia

Our next travel destination is Windhoek, the capital of Namibia which is situated in a basin between the Khomas Highlands, Auas and Eros Mountains. Home to around only 2000 people, Windhoek is an extremely small capital in comparison to global standards. The city centre is characterised by a continual expansion of German-style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia’s early colonial history. Tonight you are encouraged to have an evening out at one of the local restaurants or to visit the famous Joe’s Beer House.

Accommodation: Urban Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-480kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

Day 14 - 15

Windhoek – Etosha National Park

We leave Windhoek only to make our way north to Etosha National Park, an enormous reserve of over 22,270 square kilometres surrounding a central salt depression or ‘pan’. Seasonally, the pan is full of water, but specially managed waterholes sustain around 114 mammals and about 340 species of bird. Here, we spend two nights usually setting up camp near a floodlit waterhole. If you keep a lookout, chances are you will most probably witness a range of frequent night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra and even lion and hyena. This makes for one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters in Namibia – a true ‘African’ experience and most definitely a highlight of any trip to Namibia. In the afternoon of our arrival we adventure on a short game drive, followed by a full day’s game drive the next day.

Trip Highlights: Etosha National Park game drives, Floodlit waterhole game viewing
Accommodation: Okaukuejo/Halai/Namatoni Camp
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-450kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day including game drives

Day 16

Etosha National Park – Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park

We game drive out of Etosha National Park in the hopes of spotting some animals that we have yet to see in the previous days. We make a turn south and head to Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, home to the ‘Save the Cheetah’ Project. Since 1994, the family owning and running the private reserve have been introducing visitors and locals to the predicament of the Cheetah, hoping that close up encounters with the majestic creatures will help in adjusting attitudes towards the project as well as giving further understanding of this threatened cat. Here, we have a chance to get up close to the cheetahs that have been hand raised from birth, providing us with fantastic encounters with the creatures as well as great photographic opportunities.

Following this, we jump into the back of an open-bedded truck headed into the reserve in order to give us a chance to see perhaps more than twenty wild cheetahs that are protected by the reserve. This is an extremely unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Back at camp, you are free to enjoy a swim and a delicious sundowner before heading to dinner and then bed.

Trip Highlights: Save the Cheetah Project
Accommodation: Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-250kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 17

Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park – Spitzkoppe

After bidding adieu to the cheetahs we make our way south toward the stunning Damaraland region, making a stop at Spitzkoppe (a group of granite peaks) to admire ancient bushman paintings that have remained visible on the peculiar rock formations. These formations peak at 1728m above sea level and create a remarkable view. Be sure to take your time exploring the area and its pleasant tranquillity whilst keeping an eye on the ever-changing colour of the rocks, specifically during sunrise and sunset when they take on extraordinary intense and vibrant shades of red. Also, make a point of having at least a short look at perhaps the most impressive rock painting, ‘Bushman Paradise’.

Our campsite for the evening, Spitzkoppe Restcamp, lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community to whom all proceeds from our visit here go toward.

Trip Highlights: Damaraland, Spitzkoppe, Bushman paintings
Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Bush Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-350kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 18 - 19

Spitzkoppe – Swakopmund

Leaving the beautiful Spitzkoppe, we make our way to the Atlantic coast and Swakopmund which is a smaller town reminiscent of Namibia’s colonial past but infused with modern adventure-orientated attractions. Swakopmund is Namibia’s chief seaside resort. Slotted in neatly between the desert and ocean, it is an enchanting coastal oasis. Here, you are welcome to try some adventurous desert-based activities such as quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting) and much more. The choice of what you’d like to do is all up to you after we receive a full briefing of other optional activities that will take place during our stay here. For anyone wishing to take an adventure break, you are encouraged to take some time for yourself and check out what the town has to offer. This includes things such as shopping, restaurants, museums, aquariums and art galleries. Otherwise, you could simply take a stroll along the promenade to admire the ocean and to indulge in the town’s café culture.

PLEASE NOTE: For practicality’s sake, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts only. This allows for you to take on a half or full day of activities (several of which include lunch) without having to rush to be back in time for group meal times. The town of Swakopmund offers a large variety of bakeries and cafes that boast lovely selections of reasonably priced meals. (Allow ZAR50 – 100 per meal.) Unwind and enjoy these days at your own leisure.

Trip Highlights: Swakopmund, optional desert-adventure activities
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge – Dorm bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 2
Distance Covered: +/-150kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day on Day 51

Day 20

Swakopmund – Sesriem

Heading south, we reach the Namin Naukluft Park by the afternoon. This is the world’s oldest desert that contains some of the highest sand dunes in the world with some of them over 300m high. We drive into the Namib Naukluft National Park and stop at the base of Dune 45 which is an ideal spot to climb to the top of one of the most photographed sand dunes worldwide. From the top of this dune, the vastness of the empty desert is transformed into a vivid picturesque landscape as the sun begins to set. The vrying colours and length of the dune shadows provide fantastic photographic opportunities. During the evening, we camp at the Sesriem campsite located on the skirts of the National Park entrance, right beneath the starry skies of Africa.

Trip Highlights: Namib Naukluft Park, Dune 45
Accommodation: Sesriem camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-350kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

Day 21 - 22

Sesriem – Bethanie – Fish River Canyon

We awake in the early morning to drive south through barren and rocky landscapes, onwards to the world’s second largest canyon. Fish River Canyon is one of the many natural wonders of Africa, being around 500m deep and over 160kms long. Once again, this area offers wonderful photographic opportunities as we meander around this area and make a visit to the canyon’s infamous sharp river bend known famously as ‘Hell’s Corner’.

Trip Highlights: Fish River Canyon
Accommodation: Konkiep Lapa or similar and Canyon Road House
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-302kms, +/- 280kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half day

Day 23

Fish River Canyon – Orange (Gariep) River, South Africa

Departing from the almighty Fish River Canyon, we continue south to the border of Namibia/South Africa toward the Gariep (Orange) River. Our campsite for tonight is situated on the grassy banks of the river, on the South African side. Here you will have a chance to unwind on the water’s edge, take a relaxing swim or embark on an optional canoeing trip that will allow you magnificent sights of the abundant birdlife in the area.

Trip Highlights: Namibia’s barren landscape, Orange (Gariep) River, optional canoe
Accommodation: Umkulu Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-200kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Day 24

Orange (Gariep) River – Cederberg Region

Continuing even further south, we pass through Namaqualand – well known for its fruitful display of wildflowers that occur in spring (best seen between the months of August – September). We camp at a charming campsite nestled close to the Olifants River. Here, we have the opportunity to sample some of the most exquisite wines of the region.

Trip Highlights: Cederberg Mountains, optional wine tasting
Accommodation: Highlanders Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-400kms
Approximate Driving Time: Full day

Day 25

Cederberg Region – Cape Town

Leaving the scenic Cederberg area behind, we continue our southern travels, passing the abundant fruit growing area of Citrusdal as well as remarkable views as we make our way down the Picketberg Pass to the province of the Western Cape. We continue to our final destination – cosmopolitan Cape Town, which is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. If time allows, we highly recommend that you spend a couple of days exploring this splendid city and its surrounds. Take advantage of the extensive variety of activities available in this magnificent city, such as visiting one of the current 7 Natural Wonders of the World – the strikingly beautiful and iconic Table Mountain.

Trip Highlights: Cederberg, Cape Town
Accommodation: None
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-270kms
Approximate Driving Time: Half a day

Activities

Included in Local Payment

  • Food and Camping
  • Kruger National Park
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise
  • Okavango Delta
  • Kalahari Bushman Walk
  • Etosha National Park
  • Cheetah Park Visit
  • Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings
  • Sossusvlei, Dune 45


Other Activities

South Africa Orange River Canoeing $40 Wine Tasting $10 Livingstone Victoria Falls bungee $130 Croc farm tour $38 Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk $75 Zambezi Jet Boating & Cable Car $95 Half day/ Full day Canoe Safari $105/ $135 Zambezi Sunset Cruise $65 Rhino Walk $95 White Water Rafting/ Riverboarding comb $160/ $195 Kayaking N$600 Helicopter /Microlight flight over the Falls $155/$150 Lion Encounter $150 Namibia Gorge Swing $70 Quad Biking $80 Sand Boarding $60 Deep Sea Fishing N$850 Scenic flights N$2695 Tandem skydive $260 Dolphin Cruise N$480 Botswana Okavango scenic flight per 5‐seater plane $350 Prices subject to change

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