Experience incredible desert scenery and cosmopolitan city streets as you discover the diverse riches of South Africa and Namibia on this two-week adventure. Beginning in Namibia and continuing down the western edge of South Africa, this tour is a nature and adventure lover’s dream. Explore some of the world’s highest sand dunes, visit Africa’s largest canyon, and explore Etosha National Park in search of the Big Five. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife. This is truly an African experience.
Day 1 Windhoek
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Etosha National Park. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle, then opt to take an open vehicle wildlife safari night drive.
Day 3 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Day 4 Etosha National Park/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle. Travel to Damaraland through beautiful desert landscapes.
Day 5 Damaraland/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people, then travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Day 6 Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Day 7 Swakopmund
Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
Day 8 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Day 9 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the Sossusvlei Dunes and climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
Day 10 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Day 11 Fish River Canyon/Orange River (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Day 12 Orange River/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Day 13 Cederberg/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Day 14 Cape Town (1B)
Depart at any time.
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