Group Safari Holidays in Southern Africa
7 Days Southern Namibia Camping Tour
Take on this incredible journey from Cape Town to Swakopmund, Namibia’s most popular seaside resort. Dunes, canyons and adrenaline await you!
Watch the most spectacular sunrise from the top of Dune 45 in Sossusvlei, take a paddle down the Orange River in Namibia and visit the popular German influenced town of Swakopmund. Here you will have the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of adrenaline and scenic excursions such as quad biking on the dunes, dolphin cruises, sand boarding and loads more!!
- Table View, offering a postcard view of Table Mountain
- Visit a Rooibos Tea Farm (optional)
- Canoeing in the Gariep/Orange River
- Scenic vistas at the Fish River Canyon (2nd largest in the world)
- Sossusvlei Desert (Inluding Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem)
- Desert Scenic Flights, Desert Quad biking and dolphin cruises available in Swakopmund (optional)
Touring Transport and other Options:
- Budget Adventure Groups Tours by Customised Overland Trucks.
- Small Family Groups by Special-made Trucks or Smaller Tourist Buses.
- Scheduled or tailor-made Trips, from Camping to Accommodated.
- Ideal for Gap Year Students and Single Back-Pack Travellers.
DAY 1 Cape Town - Cederberg Mountains (D) Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay. The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush and today we will visit a working Rooibos tea farm and see the plants of Rooibos and Buchu that occur naturally in the wild. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A dinner at our overnight stop, offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.
DAY 2 Namaqualand - Gariep River (B / D) Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the Desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, we travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.
DAY 3 Gariep River - Fish River Canyon (Namibia) (B / L / D) While the Orange River was named after the Dutch royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river. Around midday we depart the Orange River and head inland, crossing the border into Namibia. We make a brief stop at the mineral hot springs for a dip in the pool before arriving at our camp.
DAY 4 Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground (B / L / D) We rise early this morning, pack up our camp, making our way to the rim of the Fish River Canyon. We arrive in time to catch the morning sunrays filter through the canyon. After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop. Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other - creating rock formations and a series of mazes.
DAY 5 Namib Naukluft National Park (B / L / D) Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west the slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. Tonight we camp on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.
DAY 6 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib Naukluft National Park (B / L / D) Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert sunrise. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4x4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.
DAY 7 Swakopmund (B) Our final day in the desert continues as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion. Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline. Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilisation await. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Arriving in Swakopmund your tour will come to an end. You will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer, should you wish to spend additional nights in the town.
|Rates quoted per person sharing|
7 Day Southern Namibia Camping Tour
||TOUR RATE||Optional Activity Package|
|2019 Rates||R10,950||R 550|
Optional Activity Package:
|Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.|
|Sandboarding||US$55 – 70|
|Gariep River Canoeing (min 4)||US$50|
|Wine Tasting – Cederberg||US$15|
|Abseiling Table Mountain||US$110|
|Shark Cage Diving||from US$200|
|Cape Point – day trip||US$100|
|Winelands – day trip||US$90|
|Whale Viewing (seasonal)||US$90|
|Township Tour – Cape Town half day||US$65|
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