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Cape Town to Windhoek Self-drive Package

ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS
Experience this once in a lifetime trip from our mother city Cape Town to Windhoek, no reservation hassles, book and pay once. Set Itinerary consisting of 8 campsites and 4 outstanding lodges. Starting in Cape Town, visiting Cape Point reserve, entering Namibia with the Fishriver Canyon first on your bucket list. Make your way through the Namib Desert and majestic Sossus Dunes to Swakopmund. The road will take you past the Brandberg mountains to the animal Kingdom in Etosha National Park. Embrace your trip memories, staring at a campfire at Waterberg Plateau…..all this while driving your own 4×4 vehicle…

 

PACKAGE INCLUDE:

  • TOYOTA HILUX 4X4 DOUBLE CAB
  • ALL CAMPING GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
  • FULL VEHICLE INSURANCE COVER
  • GPS AND SATTELITE PHONE
  • 8 NIGHTS CAMPING AND 4 NIGHTS LODGE ACCOMMODATION
  • 3 ACTIVITIES

 


ATTRACTIONS

Cape point reserve, Cederberg, Orange river, Fishriver Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, Etosha, Waterberg Plateau and many more…

ACTIVITIES
Table mountain, African penquin colony, Sand boarding at Sossus, Hot air Balloon, Quadbiking on dunes, San Bushman paintings, many wildlife encounters and much more…

 

PRICE: (only 4 pax per vehicle)
1st Person: R24 900
2nd Adult: R 6 600
3rd Adult: R 6 600
4th Adult: R 6 600
1st Child Under 11yrs: R 3 300
2nd Child Under 11 yrs: R 3 300

 

MORE DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

Cape Town to Windhoek tour starts after a meet and greet and vehicle hand over at Cape Town International Airport at 8am. Make your way around the Mother city in your own 4×4 vehicle, visit Cape point Reserve, explore the HoutBay harbour and village. Visit Boulders beach for the African Penguin Colony and spoil yourself with a truly African cuisine at V&A Waterfront.  (Own expense)

ACCOMMODATION: Cape town Guesthouse, twin or double rooms with en-suite bathroom.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  Own travel distance in and around Cape Town (± 6- 8 hours)

 

DAY 2: CEDERBERG

Depart Cape Town heading towards Ceres. Make your way to the rugged wilderness that embraces the Cederberg ranges.   Explore truly beautiful landscapes with sandstone cliffs, deep valleys and tumbling slopes.  Afternoon hike exploring Wolfberg Arch, Stadsaal Caves and Bushman paintings. Routes are characterized by rocky terrain and should be tackled with suitable hiking shoes.

ACCOMMODATION: Campsites with power and good ablution facilities with hot showers

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  250km, ± 3½ hours’ drive.

 


DAY 3: ORANGE RIVER

On day 3 you will drive through the remote landscapes of Northern Cape Province on route to Namibia. Today you can relax on the banks of the Orange River, Noordoewer, Namibia. Popular attractions include rafting and canoeing, bird-watching and fishing. A 10-minute walk from the camp site takes you to some San petroglyphs (rock engravings). Park your 4×4 and camp tonight on lovely green lawns with plenty of shade and a wonderful view over the river and onto the spectacular Geelkrans Cliffs on the opposite bank. ( Canoe and rafting are optional activities)

ACCOMMODATION: Campsite with good ablution facilities and hot showers

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  560km, ± 6 hour drive (excluding sightseeing)

AVAILABLE:  Bar, Wood and Ice

 

DAY 4: FISHRIVER  CANYON

Travel further north today heading for the Fishriver Canyon, second biggest Canyon in the world. Feel the magnitude of Earth-time in relation to the fleeting brush of human life on the canyon rim. Away from civilization, the canyon grandeur is yours alone. Set up your camp on the bank of the dry river bed under shady trees with a backdrop of rocky hills. In the silence, you may be able to hear the call of the canyon, 14 kilometers away.

ACCOMMODATION: Campsite with good ablution facilities and hot showers.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  230km, ± 3 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

 

DAY 5 AND 6: NAMIB DESERT – SOSSUSVLEI

Today you will enter the Namib desert, exlore the biggest dunes in the world and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. Take time to visit the Naukluft National park which take up a large area of the Namib Desert.  Camp tonight on your own individual site  in a clean, tidy and well-kept environment. Cool down in the campsite pool after a long day exploring the vast desert surroundings.

INCLUSIVE:  Sesriem Canyon excursion

ACCOMMODATION: Separate paved campsite with its own toilet, basin, hot/cold shower, barbeque, kitchen wash-up facility and electricity.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  550km, ± 7 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

 

DAY 7 AND 8: SWAKOPMUND

Suddenly the desert scenery change as you reaches the coast of Namibia on your way to Swakopmund. Appreciate every moment while exploring the Swakopmund area. Pump the adrenaline with one of many activities, sand boarding, quad biking etc. Or take on a water activity with a kayak, dolphin safari, or if you brave enough to take on the Atlantic Ocean – go for a swim.  Enjoy the night time, listening to the waves, while sipping on your wine and indulge in the local restaurant cuisine. (Own expense)

INCLUSIVE:  Bed and Breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Single/double One bed Chalet with en-suite bathrooms.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  350km, ± 5 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Sand boarding, quidbiking, water activities and desert tours.

 

DAY 9: SKELETON COAST AND SPITZKOPPE

Depart Swakopmund early morning heading for Cape Cross en route to Spitzkoppe. Enjoy the sightings of the Skeleton Coast and visit the Cape fur seal colonies at Cape Cross. Head for the granite koppies, well know in Namibia as Spitzkoppe. The Spitzkoppe (“Matterhorn of Namibia”) is nearly 700 million years old. Here you can expect to see the diverse and breath-taking landscapes of bald granite peaks. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains.  The unique oversized boulders and secret caves, allows the visitor to camp in complete peace and tranquility.

ACCOMMODATION: Campsite with dry toilets and hot showers.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  300km, ± 4 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

 

DAY 10: BRANDBERG MOUNTAIN – DAMARALAND

On Day 10 you will continue your journey through Damaraland to the tallest mountain in Namibia – Brandberg Mountain. The Ugab River Valley with its old trees and green bushes is home to a great variety of game, birds, fascinating reptiles and insects. The stone-age rock paintings of the San Bushmen give evidence of the presence of the famous desert elephants in the area many thousand years ago. Experience these magnificent giants on one of our guided Elephant drives. A close encounter you will never forget.

INCLUSIVE:  Elephant drive.

ACCOMMODATION: Large campsite in the vicinity of the Ugab river, own braai and water tap.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  130km, ± 2 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

 

DAY 11 AND 12: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Leave the mountain and head for the animal kingdom at Etosha National park. Etosha Park is known for its remarkable wildlife sightings and unique scenery. Etosha NP is home to diverse wildlife, including over 110 species of mammals. Enjoy the viewpoints at waterholes and beautiful scenery. Tonight you will camp at Okaukuejo campsite or similar campsite in Etosha National park.

INCLUSIVE:  Etosha National park fees, 1x Morning game drive and 1x Afternoon game drive.

ACCOMMODATION: Campsite with good ablution and hot showers. Pool, bar and restaurant .

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  330km, ± 4 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Night drive with a guide.

 

DAY 13: WATERBERG PLATEAU NATIONAL PARK

Heading south from Etosha towards Windhoek. Stop at Waterberg National parklWaterberg is a massive table mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50 km long, up to 16 km wide and rises to a height of up to 200 meters. You can experience this wonderful mountain scenery up and close, with or without guide, on well-demarcated hiking trails.

ACCOMMODATION: Campsite with good ablution, hot showers. Pool.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  280km, ± 3 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

 

DAY 14: WINDHOEK

Your Cape Town to Windhoek self-drive tour will end in Windhoek. Explore Windhoek city and enjoy the last day of this amazing experience.  Take this day to relax before heading home. You will hand the vehicle back at around 3pm at the Guesthouse.  A friendly driver will do the Airport Transfer the next day. Tell us all about your wonderful trip!!

INCLUSIVE:  Bed and Breakfast.

ACCOMMODATION: Windhoek Guesthouse, twin or double rooms with en-suite bathroom.

TRAVEL DISTANCE:  280km, ± 3 hours drive (excluding sightseeing)

ROUTE CAN ALSO BE DONE FROM WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN.

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