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12 Day Cape Desert Safari

Starting in Cape Town, South Africa and ending in Namibia.


(12 day overland experience)

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  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Naukluft Park
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park

Other Activities in this area

  • Great cultural experience
  • Etosha National Park.


• Fully equipped safari vehicle
• Camping and cooking equipment
• All road tolls and taxes
• All ground transportation
• Sleeping mattress
• Meals as indicated
• Services of two crew
• Cape Town Township Tour
• Etosha National Park
• Cheetah Park Entry
• Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings
• Sossusvlei, Dune 45
• 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners


DEPART: 25-Oct-14 ARRIVE: 05-Nov-14
DEPART: 08-Nov-14 ARRIVE: 19-Nov-14
DEPART: 22-Nov-14 ARRIVE: 03-Dec-14
DEPART: 06-Dec-14 ARRIVE: 17-Dec-14
DEPART: 20-Dec-14 ARRIVE: 31-Dec-14
DEPART: 03-Jan-15 ARRIVE: 14-Jan-15
DEPART: 17-Jan-15 ARRIVE: 28-Jan-15
DEPART: 31-Jan-15 ARRIVE: 11-Feb-15
DEPART: 14-Feb-15 ARRIVE: 25-Feb-15
DEPART: 28-Feb-15 ARRIVE: 11-Mar-15
DEPART: 14-Mar-15 ARRIVE: 25-Mar-15
DEPART: 28-Mar-15 ARRIVE: 08-Apr-15
DEPART: 11-Apr-15 ARRIVE: 22-Apr-15
DEPART: 25-Apr-15 ARRIVE: 06-May-15
DEPART: 09-May-15 ARRIVE: 20-May-15
DEPART: 23-May-15 ARRIVE: 03-Jun-15

Experience Africa’s enormous skies and wild remote landscapes on a journey through some of the continent’s most striking scenery. Encounter deep canyons and towering dunes, diverse wildlife and fascinating tribal culture on this overland safari tour through Namibia and the Cape, mixed with a host of adrenaline activities along the way.

Camping in 2-person dome tents


Day One to Three
Cape Town – Western Cape – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon
We begin our tour with a fascinating tour of Cape Town’s townships and a traditional lunch before travelling north through the citrus area of the Western Cape to semi-desert of Namaqualand and our camp on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River. Crossing into Namibia, our first stop in the country is at the dramatic Fish River Canyon – in some places 500m deep and over 160km long, this almost rivals the Grand Canyon for its breathtaking views.

Day Four to Seven
Namib Naukluft National Park – Swakopmund
Continuing north, travelling through some very barren but extremely scenic areas, we arrive at the Namib Naukluft Park. The Namib is the world’s oldest desert and home to the world’s highest sand dunes (up to 300m). We climb to the top for a panoramic view of sunrise over the vast sea of sand. We continue to Solitare before arriving to Swakopmund, a coastal resort town sandwiched between the desert and the ocean. Relax in one of the town’s many cafes or enjoy one of the thrilling adventure sports on offer, from deep sea fishing to skydiving and sand-boarding!

Day Eight to Twelve
Spitzkoppe – Cheetah Park – Etosha National Park – Windhoek
Turning inland, we travel into Damaraland to the eerie and spectacular Spitzkoppe. We continue onto the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park for a night before entering Etosha National Park, a reserve of over 20,000 sq. km surrounding a central salt pan, which features 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We take morning and afternoon game drives and camp for two nights near floodlit waterholes for some exciting night viewing. We continue to Windhoek, Namibia’s pleasant capital

International and domestic flights; travel insurance; personal expenses incl. laundry, phone calls, tips, visas, insurance & vaccinations. Drinks, sleeping bag and optional adventure activities. Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges.

There are many adventure activities you can do as part of this tour in Namibia. Ask one of our Tribe members about our adventure packages. We offer the best prices guaranteed and be sure to ask about our group discount offers.


Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

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Other Fun Activities To Do
  • Great cultural experience
    While on your overland experience, meet Namibian Tribes and learn how they survive in this harsh landscape.
    Price: Included in package.
  • Etosha National Park.
    In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa's best loved wildlife sanctuaries. Etosha National Park.
    Price: Included in package.
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