Classic: Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD)

Countries Visited: Namibia, South Africa
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
    Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nts), participating camping (4 nts).

    Highlights
    Marvel at Fish River Canyon, climb Dune 45, get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in Swakopmund, spot wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park.

    Description
    From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on the worlds highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa's largest canyon, and experience incredible game drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, farm stays, and guesthouses for a cultural experience you'll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife - this is truly an African experience!
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Cape TownDay 1 Cape Town
    There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Additional Notes: The hotel is in a neighbourhood called Gardens and is walking distance to some popular streets with cafEs and shopping. There is free wi-fi in the lobby. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Lamberts BayDay 2 Cape Town/Lamberts Bay (1B)
    Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert's Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Stop along the way at a wine farm and opt to taste the local vintage. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is at a small guesthouse with en suite bathrooms. There is air conditioning, laundry, and internet access available. Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay, stop along the way at a wine farm for the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)
    Day 3Orange RiverDay 3 Lamberts Bay/Orange River (1B)
    Travelling north, enjoy a full days travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening. After getting settled near the banks of the Gariep River, enjoy the late afternoon with swimming, relaxing, or canoeing. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar, a pool, and internet access. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 4Fish River CanyonDay 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B)
    Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotels pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms, a pool, and a bar area. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 300km)
    Day 5Namib DesertDay 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D)
    Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a campsite. Spend the night in pitched dome tents with shared ablution (bathrooms). At the campgrounds there are sites with their own shared ablution block including toilets, sinks, hot and cold showers, barbecues, kitchen facilities, and electricity. There's a shaded veranda and swimming pool to relax in. There is also an internet cafE adjacent to the campgrounds. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. Assembly and disassembly of the tents takes only 5 minutes (your CEO will show you how to erect your tent). All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available (approximately 4cm/1.6 in thick) and are warm and comfortable. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask our travellers to help with the preparation and washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 400km)
    Day 6Namib DesertDay 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Day 7SwakopmundDay 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B)
    Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as dune boarding or a dolphin cruise. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a lodge with en suite bathrooms. It's in walking distance to shops, restaurants, beaches, and dunes. The lodge offers laundry services, wifi, and a restaurant/bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)
    Day 8SwakopmundDay 8 Swakopmund
    Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer.
    Day 9Etosha National ParkDay 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park
    Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn" of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a game drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more game drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is camping in Etosha National Park. It will be similar to the camping on Days 5 and 6, though no meals will be provided. The campground offers a restaurant and shop, which are great places to grab a meal. The CEO will provide options for campfires and barbecues (braais) under the stars with the whole group, splitting the cost of food between everyone. This campsite also offers a swimming pool to relax in after your days exploring the area. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)
    Day 10Etosha National ParkDay 10 Etosha National Park
    Enjoy another game drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the famous wildlife. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Game Drive
    Day 11WindhoekDay 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
    Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Additional Notes: Accommodation here is a hotel with en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers air conditioning, a swimming pool, internet access, and a restaurant. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 12WindhoekDay 12 Windhoek (1B)
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    July 26, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,149.00* (USD)Quote
    August 02, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,249.00* (USD)Quote
    August 16, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,249.00* (USD)Quote
    September 13, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,249.00* (USD)Quote
    September 20, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,249.00* (USD)Quote
    October 04, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 Adult$2,149.00* (USD)Quote
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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.