All Inclusive Overland Tour

7 Days Cape Town to Swakopmund Camping Tour

Take on this incredible journey from Cape Town to Swakopmund, Namibia’s most popular seaside resort. Dunes, canyons and adrenaline await you!

From Cape Town to Swakopmund we start in one of the world’s most beloved cities before starting the tour towards the Fish River Canyon and the Namib Desert. The contrasts and natural wonders never cease to amaze. Paddle the Orange River and watch the sun rise over the desert dunes and have dinner on the rim of the world’s second largest canyon. 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. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colors of the desert sunrise. We will also spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. We continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilization await. 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!! All you have to do is book the Cape Town to Swakopmund tour and join us on an adventure of a lifetime!

Highlights:

  • 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 (Including Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem)
  • Desert Scenic Flights, Desert Quad biking and dolphin cruises available in Swakopmund (optional)

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Pre and Post Tour Accommodation: If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact us to make these necessary arrangements.

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Touring Transport and other Options:

  • Budget Adventure Groups Tours by Customized 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 Travelers.

Summary

All Meals Included

6 Nights / 7 Days
Adventure Truck

Multi Country

DAY 1 Cape Town - Cederberg Mountains
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.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2 Namaqualand - Gariep River
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

DAY 3 Gariep River - Fish River Canyon (Namibia)
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Swim in mineral hot springs (swimming pool)
Optional Activity: Half-day canoe trip

DAY 4 Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground
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. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon / Visit to Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground

DAY 5 Namib Naukluft National Park
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sesriem Canyon

DAY 6 Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib Naukluft National Park
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4x4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Guided desert walk with local expert

DAY 7 Swakopmund
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.
Meals: Breakfast

7 Day Cape Town to Swakopmund Tour (Camping)

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Tour Rate
Single Supplement
2020 Rates R 12,750 pp sharing N/A
2021 Rates R 13,350 pp sharing N/A
Limited Time Offer: Book any tour departure between January 2021 - June 2021 at 2020 rates. Offer ends 30 June 2020

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Included:

  • All meals which are prepared and served at the overland truck
  • Camping Equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs & cooking equipment)
  • Qualified crew
  • Filtered water
  • Transport in an overland truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

Please note: A minimum of 4 people are required to operate a tour, except on the guaranteed departure dates.

Excluded:

  • Snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities)
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional activities.
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

Tour Departures
  2020 2021
January   2, 5, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30
February   2, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27
March   2, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30
April   6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27
May   4, 08, 15, 18, 22, 25
June   1, 5, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29
July   3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
August 8, 15, 25 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 5, 15, 19, 22 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
October 6, 10, 13, 20, 27, 31 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
November 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 28 2, 6, 9, 16, 20, 27, 30
December 1, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 4, 7, 14, 18, 25, 28
Guaranteed Departures in bold
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Child Policy on Tour on Overland Tours
We do accept children on our tours and for 2020
The following age policies will apply:
8 Years: No children under 8 years of age
8 –9 Years: Children between the ages of 8 –9 years will be accepted to travel on a request basis only.
10 –15 Years: Tours will accept a maximum of four children between the ages of 10 to 15 years on any tour without requesting permission from clients. If more children want to join a tour once the maximum has been reached, this will be allowed on a request basis.
17 –18 Years: Guests of this age may travel with us with a letter of permission from their guardian; they do not require a parent to travel with them.
Any traveler between the ages of 8 –16 must be accompanied by a parent, unless specific authorization had been obtained from Getaway Africa.
Due to our alcohol laws in South Africa –No children under the age of 18 are permitted to partake in activities involving wine tasting.
Age restrictions may apply to certain items listed in the respective tour activities. It is important that you are aware of these restrictions prior to confirming children on tour.

Travelers over 65 yrs of age
65+ Years: Guests 65 and older will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and return to us before we will be able to confirm their participation in the tour.

Accommodation on tour
We have done all that we can to keep our fantastic low prices on these tours so the accommodation is not luxury but you can expect 2 –3 star twin / double accommodation and the majority of it is en-suite. In some places, we also make use of permanent safari tents which are considered "accommodation". We have selected accommodation that is in line with the areas we visit so there is a good variety. It is important to note that general accommodation standards are higher in Southern Africa than they are in East Africa. Please bring along your own towel as these are not always provided.

Single Travelers
If you are interested to share a room with the same-sex guest, we will charge you the single supplement upfront and if successful in pairing you up, will refund your single supplement upon completion of the tour.

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is compulsory and you will be asked for your policy number before embarking on tour. Please make sure that your travel and medical insurance covers cancellation as well as being airlifted in case of a serious illness or injury as our tours often travel a long way from good hospital facilities. If credit card insurance is taken out, this often does not provide sufficient cover therefore a separate travel insurance policy is recommended

Pre/Post tour Accommodation and Transfers, and Onward Travel
We are more than happy to assist with booking accommodation and transfers for you before and after your tour. The properties that we use are generally at the tour departure point and we offer this service to make life easier for you. We offer a good value for money transit from Vic-Falls to Johannesburg which you can add to your tour.

Do not book your onward travel or flights on the day your tour is scheduled to end (unless the last day of tour does not involve any traveling and ends after breakfast). We could be running late for a number of reasons. This also puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on your fellow travelers and guides and turns the last day of tour into a rush. Getaway Africa will not be held accountable if you have booked flights out on the last day of tour and you are not able to get to the airport on time.

Visas - very important!
As visa requirements vary considerably depending on your nationality, please contact the various embassies or visa service agencies to re-check visa requirements at least four weeks prior to departing for your tour. Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveler and that Getaway Africa will not be held responsible for clients being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.

Arranging VISAS is not our specialty and due to this we do not always have the most updated information as these regulations change regularly. We suggest that you contact Relocation Online who will be able to provide accurate information or alternatively check with the local embassy. www.relocation-online.com

Traveling in our purpose built Overland Trucks
The transportation on tour is a major component of all our tours. These tours are road trips and incorporate long drives, bumpy roads and possible mechanical problems, also, digging your truck out of mud is sometimes a considered a highlight.

We have the newest and most modern fleet around. While there are similarities between our vehicles, our camping/accommodated trucks have 24 seats and additional packing space for camping equipment. Ideal for small or large groups, we also have a club area, ideal for playing cards or socializing. Our camping and accommodated tours are not city to city coach liner trip and there is no air-conditioning or toilets on these trucks

Participation and Interaction, what's expected of you
Although we do most of the work, the nature of these tours is not that of a beach holiday. A little assistance from the group can make a real difference as it means that the guides have more time for you and more time to make the tour amazing so getting involved definitely enhances the tour experience. This is an adventure, not a holiday.

All camping & accommodated overland tours are limited participation tours and what we would like your assistance with is:

  • Assist with washing up duties
  • Offer your help with the food preparation if time is pressing
  • Loading and unloading the truck
  • Loading and unloading your own bag
  • Help keeping the truck and cooler box clean (it is your home after all for the next days and weeks)
  • Help setting up camp
  • Putting up and taking down your tent. The first time is a challenge, thereafter it’s a breeze!

Your tent and camping equipment and kitchen utensils are provided on your tour so please take care of our equipment, as anything broken or lost on tour cannot be easily replaced.Our guides do all the cooking, however you are welcome to ask the guides if you are keen to share your culinary skills with the group.

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