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Cape and Namibia Adventure

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 some of the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon, and experience incredible wildlife drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, 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!

Travel Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group

Holiday Highlights

  • Marvel at the Fish River Canyon
  • Climb Dune 45
  • Get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in Swakopmund
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park
Pricing Information

Total From €1,759
Nights  11

Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Day 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.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay

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.

Included Activities
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre


Travelling from Cape Town to Lambert's Bay, with a stop along the way at !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre.
Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)

Included Meals


Day 3 Lambert's Bay/Orange River

Travelling north, enjoy a full day's 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 Orange River for the evening.

After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank.

Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia)


Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)

Included Meals


Day 4 Orange River/Ai-Ais

Spend the morning relaxing on the banks of the Orange River, then continue on to Ai-Ais, the small hot springs resort at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the healing waters.

Included Activities
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs visit


Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 80km)

Included Meals


Day 5 Fish River Canyon/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.

Included Activities
  • Fish River Canyon Visit


Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours, 600km)

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 6 Namib Desert

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

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund

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 sandboarding or a skydiving.

Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.


Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)

Included Meals


Day 8 Swakopmund

You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

Day 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 wildlife safari 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 wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.

Included Activities
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive


Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)

Day 10 Etosha National Park

Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals.

Included Activities
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive

Day 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.

Included Activities
  • Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop


Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 415km)

Included Meals


Day 12 Windhoek

Depart at any time.

Included Meals


What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
    Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
    Your Wellness Moment: Ai-Ais Hot Springs visit, Ai-Ais Hot Springs
    Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).

My Own Room Exceptions

Day 5-6, 10-11 (tented camp).
Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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