23 Day – Cape Town to Victoria Falls via Namibia


TOUR ENQUIRY


Duration:

23 Days / 22 Nights

Accommodation:

  • Camping 4×4 available.
  • Accommodation is subject to availability, if our first choice accommodation is not available we shall endeavour to supply comparable facilities.
  • The standard of the accommodation that we recommend is on average a lot better than our grading, due to the fact that we selected the best accommodation available for each category at each location.

Car Hire:

  • Various car hire groups as per your budget.
  • Hire from Cape Town / Return to Victoria Falls.
  • Includes – contract fee / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover / cross border permit and one-way international drop-off fee.

Day 1:  

Our representative will be at the airport in Cape Town to meet you on your arrival and hand over your travel documents (vouchers). Collect your hired car at the rentals office at Cape Town International Airport. Depending on the time of your arrival, you could visit Table Mountain on the way to your hotel, as the general rule in Cape Town is to take the cableway up Table Mountain as soon as possible, when it is open. Drive to your hotel situated on the

V & A Waterfront. Our recommended restaurant – Greek Fisherman on the V & A Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: *** (-)


Day 2:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Boulders – Penguins. Have lunch in Simonstown. Our recommended restaurant – Baia on the V & A Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 3 & 4:

A couple of days to relax in Cape Town or to visit places such as Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or one of the Capes beautiful beaches or you could visit Robben Island, the place where Mr. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years. For the more adventurous – maybe you could catch up on some of the adventure activities such as shark cage diving, deep sea fishing, hiking up Table Mountain, etc. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 5:
Explore the stunning scenery of the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. Enjoy some excellent wines with wine tasting and cellar tours at some of the numerous wine estates along this route. Also visit the quaint historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Our recommended restaurant – “Gold” in the city. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 6:
Depart Cape Town and drive up the West Coast to the beautiful quaint west coast seaside town of Lambert’s Baai. This little town has some excellent seafood restaurants within walking distance from your hotel. Overnight in Lambert’s Bay

Accommodation:  *** (B)


Day 7 & 8:

Drive via Springbok and through Namaqualand to Namibia and the Fish River Canyon. The next day you get to visit the Fish River Canyon, which is the second largest of its kind in the world, visit various viewpoints and explore the lip of the canyon. Overnight near the Fish River Canyon.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 9:

Travel to the small town of Keetmanshoop visiting the “Kokerboom Forest” and “Giant’s Play Ground” on route. Overnight in Keetmanshoop.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 10 & 11:

Leaving the canyon behind, you continue north into the true Namib Desert, with its continually shifting barchans’ dunes, barren landscape and an awe-inspiring sense of space. Watch a dramatic sunrise over the world’s largest dunes, then walk the awesome Sossusvlei dunes, visit Dead Valley and explore Sesriem Canyon.

Accommodation: **** (D & B)


Day 12, 13 & 14:

Travel via the “Kuiseb Canyon” and Walvis Bay to Swakopmund a coastal town surrounded by lunar landscapes and the prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Enjoy the next couple of days at leisure to explore the town, with its beautiful beaches, markets, curio shops and huge variety of optional activities, such as golf, camel rides, fishing, desert tours, flights and day tours to – Cape Cross, Welwitschia Mirabilis, Moon Landscape, Sandwich Harbour and seal colonies. Dinners can be enjoyed at a number of good restaurants in town. Spend the next 3 x nights in Swakopmund.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 15:

Travel to the Etosha National Park, one of the famous parks of Southern Africa. Visit the “Dinosaur Footprints” on route. Spend the rest of the afternoon in the park. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 16 & 17:

Spend another two days in Etosha in search of black rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and a host of other wonderful animals. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 18:  

Depart after breakfast from Etosha via Namutoni Gate, visit Lake Otjikoto outside Tsumeb. Enjoy an interesting visit to the very unique Hoba Meteorite, before continuing onto Rundu in Kavango Land. Overnight on the south bank of the Kavango River on the Namibia / Angola border or near Popa Falls.

Accommodation: *** (-)


Day 19 & 20:                                                                      

Set off after breakfast for Kasane / Chobe, where you will have the next couple of days to relax and explore the beauty of Chobe – Botswana, an area that is home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant. There are safaris and boat cruises that depart daily from the various campsites and lodges to the Chobe National Park. Overnight at Kasane – Botswana

Accommodation: **** (B)

Optional activities:

  • Morning – Open vehicle safari – Chobe National Park.
  • Afternoon – Sunset cruise down the Chobe River
  • Afternoon – Open vehicle safari – Chobe National Park.
  • Tiger fishing on the Chobe River
  • Scenic flights over the Okavango Delta

Day 21 & 22:

Drive across the border at Kazungula to Zimbabwe for a visit to one of the “natural wonders of the world”. The falls is only 90 km from Kasane (Botswana). Although Dr David Livingstone first viewed the Victoria Falls on the 16 November 1855 from Livingstone Island in Zambia, the best view of the Victoria Falls is without a doubt from the Zimbabwe side. Spend the afternoon and next day exploring and enjoying what this magnificent stretch of Africa has to offer. There are a host of optional activities available (book at hotels), such as: Zambezi River cruise, game safaris to Mosi-o-Tunya Park, elephant back safaris, walking with the lions, helicopter / micro light & Tiger Moth flights over the falls and if you are crazy enough – white water rafting, zip-line or bungee jumping. Overnight in the village of Victoria Falls situated on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 23:

Morning at leisure before you drive to Victoria Falls Airport in order for you to catch your connecting flight home via Johannesburg (O R Tambo International Airport). Drop-off your hired vehicle at the airport.

Accommodation: – (B)


TOUR ENQUIRY


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Included:   Accommodation (3-4*), vehicle hire – contract fee / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover / cross border permit & international one-way drop-off fee and meals as indicated.

Excluded:   Air tickets, passport / visa fees, travel insurance, phone calls, beverages, porter-age, gratuities, conservation fees, entrance fees, purchases of items of a personal nature and excess baggage.


 

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