Spectacular Namibia

Windhoek to Windhoek

  • Namib Desert
  • Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Organ Pipes
  • Burnt Mountains
  • Etosha
  • Waterberg Plateau

Experience Namibia’s entirety; be captivated by the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei and the rugged Sesriem Canyon. Stand in awe of the “open-air-art gallery, the richest Bushman rock art sites on earth; Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes – all geological phenomena. The abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, home to 4 of the Big Five and one of the largest game reserves in Africa.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONLondon, Heathrow
DURATION10 Days
INCLUDED
Meals:
Comfort: 9 Breakfasts; 3 Dinners
Superior: 9 Breakfasts; 7 Dinners
All meals as specified in the itinerary
Rental Vehicle
Activities as specified
Accommodation as specified
Tourism levy & Government Taxes where applicable
Deluxe Travel planner
NOT INCLUDED
All International / Domestic Flights & taxes
Visas
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Personal Expenses
Excursions / Activities not specified
Gratuities
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Dinner supplement for Classic Tour

Excursions / Activities on request

Important Information:

Passports – Please ensure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from the date of your return to the UK and at least two blank pages

Driver’s License – You must hold either the new British License with your photograph or an International driver’s license.

Flights

As there are so many routes; airlines and offers available, we have not included the cost of flights. We will update the cost of our holidays to include your preferred airline and route at the time of your enquiry. As an indication, you can expect to pay in the region of £500.00 per person upwards for economy class International flights. (excludes any local flights)

If you want to book your own international flights, simply advise one of our consultants when enquiring.

Published price

Holiday costs are impacted by many factors including the exchange rate and specials as introduced by properties from season to season.  The cost is meant to serve as a guide only, so be sure to request an updated cost from our consultants so you can get the best value for your money. Ask about upgrading the standard of accommodation and / or room types where available and remember you can mix & match to get a completely tailor-made holiday that fits your interests, time and budget.

This is your holiday; our knowledgeable consultants are simply at hand to assist with the design of your Holiday of a lifetime!

*Cost is subject to availability at the time of booking; Restrictions apply to certain date periods; Prices are from and per person; exclude flights

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This itinerary is a suggestion only!

All our holiday suggestion can be amended in any shape or form to meet your expectations.

Should time allow, and in particular where distances between locations involves a longer driving time, we recommend that you enjoy an extra night or two where only one night has been allocated in the itinerary.

Please contact us to discuss your very own personalised holiday.


1

NAMIB DESERT - Day 1 (350km)

Having taken delivery of your hire vehicle, depart Windhoek traveling south into the heart of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth.

Your choice of lodges, occupies a pristine location, only 30km from the Sesriem Canyon, close to the famous Sossusvlei dunes, the highest sand dune in the world. Enjoy a late afternoon walk or take part in optional activities offered by your lodge.

COMFORT: Desert Homestead – Dinner
SUPERIOR: Sossusvlei Lodge – Dinner

2

SOSSUSVLEI - Day 2 (150km)

A glorious sunrise at Sossusvlei is a sight few experience in their lifetime, and you will forever remember the picture of a sunrise over the mighty dunes of the Namib Desert.  The first rays of sunrise paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a bright blue skyline, captivating your senses and offering the most extraordinary photographic opportunities. You will be astonished by the dreamlike Deadvlei, a surreal white clay pan surrounded by monumental dunes and dotted with age-old camelthorn trees. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath.

Travelling back, visit the spectacular Sesriem Canyon, an 18-million-year-old gorge eroded into the conglomerate floor. The Tsauchab River has shaped the Canyon over millions of years and it is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round.

From the parking area, take a walk through the canyon to explore the stunning rock formations that will captivate your attention.

COMFORT: Desert Homestead – Breakfast, Dinner
SUPERIOR: Sossusvlei Lodge – Breakfast, Dinner

3

SWAKOPMUND - Day 3&4 (360km)

Departing Sossusvlei, travel via the Namib Naukluft Park to Swakopmund, a tranquil coastal town situated between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Welwitschia plains and the aptly named Moonlandscape, two of the attractions during this scenic drive. In Swakopmund, you will have the option of participating in some of the adventurous activities on offer. These could include scenic flights, dolphin cruises, quad biking, parasailing, dune boarding.

COMFORT: Swakopmund Guesthouse – Breakfast
SUPERIOR: Hotel Zum Kaiser – Breakfast

4

DAMARALAND - Day 5 (340km)

On your journey to Damaraland visit the largest colony of Cape Fur Seals in Southern Africa at Cape Cross. Continue your journey into Damaraland, a beautiful and desolate region with some of the most diverse geological wonders on the African continent, the richest rock art sites and several endemic, highly adapted wildlife species such as the elusive desert elephant and the rare and endangered black rhino.

Your lodge for the evening is situated in the heart of the Damaraland, and a visit to the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes is particularly rewarding in the later afternoon.

COMFORT: Twyfelfontein Lodge – Breakfast
SUPERIOR: Doro Nawas – Breakfast, Dinner

5

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 6 (320km)

Visit Twyfelfontein, a National Heritage Site and an “open air art gallery” that boasts over 2500 different Bushman rock engravings and rock paintings. En route to the Etosha National Park, visit a traditional Himba village and meet these proud and statuesque people. The Himba still adhere to their traditional values and cultures and are one of the last truly nomadic tribes on Earth.

COMFORT: Okaukuejo Camp – Breakfast
SUPERIOR: Okaukuejo Waterhole Chalet – Breakfast, Dinner

6

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 7 (300km)

Entering the Etosha National Park in the early morning, your time will be devoted purely to the abundant wildlife found here. The abundance of game in Etosha National Park is somewhat unexpected, showcasing some of the most common and rarest wildlife species. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephant (some of the largest in Africa due to the vitamins and nutrients found in the ground), the endangered black rhino and even leopard. Lions are camouflaged in the pale- golden colour of the grasslands, while giraffes rise- high above most of the dry vegetation. The park’s waterholes support a diversity of mammals and birds, including species such as black-faced impala, cheetah, and Namibia’s smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik.

If you enjoy wildlife, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

COMFORT: Etosha Aoba Lodge – Breakfast
SUPERIOR: Mushara Outpost – Breakfast, Dinner

7

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day 8 (300km)

You have the entire day available for extensive game viewing experiences. No game drive is the same; all waterholes hold new surprises and attract different animal species that you may not have seen on previous game drives.

COMFORT: Etosha Aoba Lodge – Breakfast
SUPERIOR: Mushara Outpost – Breakfast, Dinner

8

CENTRAL NAMIBIA - Day 9 (380km)

Departing the Etosha National Park, you travel south through Namibia’s maize triangle with its majestic Otavi Mountain range. This is one of the most scenic locations in Namibia – perfect for undertaking scenic walks or guided nature safaris on the private nature reserves.

COMFORT: Ghaub Guest farm – Breakfast, Dinner
SUPERIOR: Okonjima Bush Camp – Breakfast, Dinner

9

DEPARTURE - Day 10 (490km)

After Breakfast, depart your lodge and travel south towards Windhoek. After strolling through one of the large craft markets in Okahandja, your route takes you between high mountain ranges back to the capital city, Windhoek, where your tour ends.

Breakfast

HOLIDAY SUMMARY

CENTRAL NAMIBIA COMFORT

DAYESTABLISHMENTMEALSOPTIONAL ACTIVITIESKM
1Desert HomesteadDinnerTravel to Namib Desert350
2Desert HomesteadBreakfast, DinnerSossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon150
3Swakopmund GuesthouseBreakfastMoonlandscape, Welwitschia plains360
4Swakopmund GuesthouseBreakfastOptional activities in Swakopmund
5Twyfelfontein LodgeBreakfastCape Cross seal reserve340
6Okaukuejo CampBreakfastTwyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes320
7Etosha Aoba LodgeBreakfastHimba visit, afternoon Etosha game drive300
8Etosha Aoba LodgeBreakfastFull day game drive in Etosha National Park300
9Ghaub Guest farmBreakfast, DinnerScenic walk, game drive380
10ReturnBreakfastTravel back to Windhoek420

*Alternative accommodations may be used

CENTRAL NAMIBIA SUPERIOR

DAYESTABLISHMENTMEALSOPTIONAL ACTIVITIESKM
1Sossusvlei LodgeDinnerTravel to Namib Desert350
2Sossusvlei LodgeBreakfast, DinnerSossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem Canyon120
3Hotel Zum KaiserBreakfastMoonlandscape, Welwitschia plains350
4Hotel Zum KaiserBreakfastOptional activities in Swakopmund
5Doro NawasBreakfast, DinnerCape Cross seal reserve340
6Okaukuejo Water ChaletBreakfast, DinnerTwyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes340
7Mushara OutpostBreakfast, DinnerHimba visit, afternoon Etosha game drive300
8Mushara OutpostBreakfast, DinnerFull day game drive in Etosha National Park300
9Okonjima Bush CampBreakfast, DinnerScenic walk, game drive380
10ReturnBreakfastTravel back to Windhoek490

*Alternative accommodations may be used

Namibia Spectacular
Doro Nawas Camp
Doro Nawas Camp
Doro Nawas Camp
Doro Nawas Camp
Ghaub Lodge
Ghaub Lodge
Ghaub Lodge
Hotel Zum Kaiser
Hotel Zum Kaiser
Mushara Outpost
Mushara Outpost
Mushara Outpost
Okaukuejo Resort
Okaukuejo Resort
Okaukuejo Resort
Okaukuejo Resort
Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp
Onguma tented camp
Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge
Sossusvlei Lodge
Sossusvlei Lodge
Swakopmund Guesthouse
Swakopmund Guesthouse
Swakopmund Guesthouse
Sossusvlei
The Desert Homestead
The Desert Homestead
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Departure
Departure
Departure

Cape Tours Client Testimonials

Nikki Mott
Nikki Mott
16:50 02 Nov 17
Booked with Cape Tours for a trip to South Africa and Mauritius. They couldn't have been more helpful. They were helpful in recommending suitable hotels for our needs and budget and we had a great experience, both on Safari at Kruger National Park and in Cape Town, which I absolutely loved. All the transfers and hotel bookings were managed very smoothly and I would definitely use them again if we're lucky enough to travel back to South Africa.read more
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Dianne Baxendine
17:54 30 Oct 17
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sara yearley
18:19 16 Oct 17
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vanessa watts
vanessa watts
20:22 23 Jul 17
July 2017.We have just returned from our first trip to South Africa and it was fabulous. We don't usually book our holidays through a tour operator but since this was our first trip to South Africa we decided we needed some 'professional' advice. After many hours trawling through various travel websites we chose Cape tours as they seemed experienced and offered a very 'bespoke' service. We were not disappointed. Mike and Brian were very knowledgeable and it was all about what we wanted to experience at our budget. We are a family of 6 so our budget was quite tight but they were very patient and flexible with our needs and were happy to offer more choices when we couldn't make up our minds. There was none of that 'pushy' selling at all and it was all about the best they could achieve for us within our budget without compromising too much on the quality. We finally settled on Cape town and the garden route with a 2 night safari. What a trip!We have stayed in the best accommodation we have ever had at truly remarkable prices. The only regret is we couldn't stay longer.The Gondwana safari was absolutely perfect -stay near the main lodge/restaurant if your budget allows as this saves a lot of time for meals when you get there as some of the lodges are a 20 minute drive away. And if you want to have a spa treatment , book before you go. The Views hotel in Wilderness is the best boutique hotel I have ever stayed in and a real treat . The views of the sea, sunrise and sunset from the sea-facing room were definitely worth the extra cost.There is such a lot to do there, we barely had time to relax but have come home enriched with memories and planning to go back again in the future. Thank you Cape tours!read more
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John Teasdale
19:33 19 Jul 17
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Catherine Lister
09:28 11 Jul 17
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Kelly Crawford
13:25 05 Jul 17
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18:05 28 Jun 17
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16:12 23 Jul 15
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Lesley Breckenridge
09:02 03 May 15
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Debbie Green
19:55 28 Apr 15
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15:25 28 Apr 15
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Angela Jarvis
11:29 28 Apr 15
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