Namibia & South Africa in 20 Days

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From the Naukluft Mountains to Cape Town

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Etosha National Park
Namib Desert
Swakopmund
Windhoek
Cape Town
Johannesburg
Kruger National Park
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Accommodation
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Activities
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Discover Southern Africa on a journey through Namibia and South Africa. Go wildlife-spotting in Etosha National Park, admire the ancient rock carvings of Twyfelfontein and explore Swakopmund. See the red dunes of Sossusvlei and the dramatic Naukluft Mountains before heading south to discover vibrant Johannesburg. Take a safari in Kruger National Park and fall in love with cosmopolitan Cape Town.

 

20 days trip including flights*

18 days and 17 nights in destination

1

LON - WDH

2

LON - WDH

Otjiwarongo

3

Etosha

4

Etosha

5

Twyfelfontein

6

Swakopmund

7

Swakopmund

8

Sesriem

9

Sesriem

10

Windhoek

11

Johannesburg

12

White River

13

White River

14

White River

15

Cape Town

16

Cape Town

17

Cape Town

18

Cape Town

19

CPT - LON

20

CPT - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to board a flight to Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Night on board.*

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

 

2nd Day: Windhoek - Otjiwarongo

Touch down in Windhoek and meet your guide at the airport. If you arrive early in the day, enjoy a short city tour and stop for a coffee whilst waiting for the rest of the group to arrive before departing to Otjiwarongo. Arrive in Otjiwarongo, set in beautiful countryside and depending on your arrival time, enjoy a visit at the local wood carvers market in Okahandja. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Otjwarongo.

Included
Okahandja Craft Market
3rd Day: Otjiwarongo - Etosha National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off for Etosha National Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife. On the way, stop at a traditional Himba Village to experience the culture of this unique community.* Continue into the wilds of Etosha and enjoy spectacular game-viewing on the way to the lodge, admiring the landscapes dotted with wildlife such as lions, giraffes, elephants and rhinos. Arrive at the lodge and get comfortable, soaking up the amazing landscapes. Be sure to make time to watch the sunset over the vast plains of Etosha. Overnight stay in Etosha.

* Important: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 (local currency) must be paid at the destination.

Included
Visit a Himba Village
Included
Etosha Game-Viewing
4th Day: Etosha National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, set off on an unforgettable full-day game drive through abundant Etosha National Park in a special open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle. Keep an eye out for large predators, beautiful game species as well as colorful and unique bird species. Snap photos, take in the landscapes and look out for wildlife. Etosha is home to 114 mammal species and 340 varieties of bird. Overnight stay in Etosha.

Included
Full-day Etosha Safari in a 4x4 vehicle
5th Day: Etosha National Park - Damaraland

Breakfast at the lodge. Continue your adventure the morning as you depart for Damaraland, an untamed, rugged and beautiful desert landscape. Known for its spectacular rock formations, see the regions most iconic sights such as the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe and the huge Brandberg Mountain. Explore the impressive Petrified Forest and unearth the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Damaraland.

Included
Landscapes of Damaraland
6th Day: Damaraland - Swakopmund

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, set off to Swakopmund, Namibia's most famous coastal city, known for its charming German colonial architecture. Along the way, pay a visit to the settlement of Uis and continue along the coast. Arrive at the hotel in Swakopmund and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the sandy Atlantic coastline and the colorful buildings that line the beach. Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

Included
Drive to Swakopmund
7th Day: Swakopmund

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Swakopmund. Explore this unique coastal oasis, nestled between the Atlantic and the dunes of the Namib desert. See the half-timbered Woermannhaus, a relic of German architecture and today a public library, examine precious gems at the Kristall Galerie museum, home to a huge collection of precious stones and jewels, or explore the famous Skeleton Coast. We recommend an optional Dolphin Cruise on Walvis Bay.* Overnight stay in Swakopmund.

Optional Dolphin Cruise on Walvis Bay: Experience the biodiversity of Walvis Bay on an exciting dolphin-spotting cruise. Look out for friendly seals and pods of dolphins as you cruise on Walvis Bay and enjoy fresh oysters and champagne on board. 

Optional
Dolphin Cruise
8th Day: Swakopmund - Soussusvlei - Naukluft Mountains

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to explore Namibia's most famous landscapes in Sossusvlei, a photographer's paradise known for its huge red sand dunes. Pass through Namib Naukluft Park, between the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the edge of the Great Escarpment, and continue to the breathtaking Naukluft Mountains, known for their rich wildlife including mountain zebras and leopards. Take in the spectacular views of red sand dunes and strange welwitschia plants, endemic to the Namib desert, along the way as you transfer to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay in the Naukluft Mountains.

Included
Landscapes of Sossusvlei
9th Day: Naukluft Mountains - Soussusvlei - Naukluft Mountains

After breakfast at the lodge, set off early into the vast landscapes of Soussusveli to explore the Sesriem Canyon, shaped by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. Appreciate the breathtaking rock formations and learn about how the canyon has been an important source of water in an otherwise arid region. See the gravity-defying Dune 45 and the breathtaking white clay pan of Deadvlei before returning to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in the Naukluft Mountains.

Included
Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem Canyon
10th Day: Naukluft Mountains - Windhoek

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free morning before transferring back to the lively city of Windhoek. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour to learn more about the capital. See its most emblematic sights such as the Old Fort before visiting a local township, a vibrant neighborhood where you can experience authentic Namibian culture. Overnight stay in Windhoek.

Included
Windhoek City Tour
11th Day: Windhoek - Johannesburg

Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to leave Namibia behind as you head to South Africa! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure exploring the city and its diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries. The city is a real cultural hub and it a great place to catch live music performances and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomic).

Optional
Adventure Package of 3 Excursions
Optional
Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions
12th Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer by road to Mpumalanga. You're headed for Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa. Along the way, see some of the most iconic sights of the Panorama Route such as Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included). You'll fall in love with the natural beauty of South Africa's landscapes! * Arrive and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger.

Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Included
Blyde River Canyon Highlights
13th Day: Kruger National Park

Enjoy a Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park. Begin the day early on safari in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserves with breakfast on the go. The game viewing area is known as the 'Southern Circle' and is renowned for its rhinos and lions. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park and discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world's largest game reserves. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, warm and rainproof jackets, sunhat and protection and cameras to capture the beautiful wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay.

Included
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park
14th Day: Kruger National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and the White River. We recommend an optional day trip to Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich eco-systems.* Overnight stay in the Kruger Region.

* Optional Kruger National Park Day Trip: Set off to the wilds of Kruger for your chance to spot the famous Big Five. Enjoy a slow drive through the national park, home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions. An unforgettable day in the wilds of Southern Africa. Packed lunch included. (This excursion is included in our Adventure Package of 3 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!)

Optional
Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park
15th Day: Kruger - Johannesburg - Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government. * Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, known as the 'Mother City', and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Included
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria
16th Day: Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the ticket hop-on hop-off tour in Cape Town. South Africa's capital combines cosmopolitanism, culture, architecture, and the best of nature. With the hop-on and hop-off ticket, you will be able to do over 30 stops to enjoy some of the most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain where you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Africa's landscapes.* Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Please note: the Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for maintenance from the 25th of July until the 28th of August 2022. If your trip coincides with these dates, you will enjoy an included Sunset Cruise instead and your included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets will still enable you to visit the lower station of the cableway if you wish. 

Included
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain
17th Day: Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Cape Winelands excursion, especially if you're a wine lover as this region is known for its award-winning whites and reds.* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Optional Full-Day Wine Route Excursion with Wine Tasting: Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch for delicious wine tasting and a cellar tour. (This excursion is included in our Gastronomic Package of 4 excursions, available in the next step of the booking process!)

Optional
Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day
18th Day: Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Full-Day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Optional Full-Day Cape Peninsula Excursion: Enjoy the delights of the Cape Peninsula including Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and see the local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the Penguin Colony and Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Optional
Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion
19th Day: Cape Town - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Southern Africa to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to theUK/Ireland. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

20th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 17 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 2

Duration 00:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

Okahandja Craft Market

Enjoy a visit at the local wood carvers market in Okahandja.

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 04:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Etosha Game-Viewing

Enjoy watching animals on the way to the lodge, admiring the landscapes dotted with wildlife such as lions, giraffes, elephants and rhinos.

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 01:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

Visit a Himba Village

Stop at a traditional Himba Village to experience the culture of this unique community.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-day Etosha Safari in a 4x4 vehicle

Set off on an unforgettable full-day game drive through abundant Etosha National Park in a special open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Dolphin Cruise

Experience the biodiversity of Walvis Bay on an exciting dolphin-spotting cruise. Look out for friendly seals and pods of dolphins as you cruise on Walvis Bay and enjoy fresh oysters and champagne on board.

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 11

Physical rating:

Challenging

Adventure Package of 3 Excursions

Experience unforgettable wildlife and landscapes with this package. It includes a full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (day 4), Shark Cage Diving experience (day 7) and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion from Cape Town (day 8).

What's included: Kruger National Park Drive, Shark Cage Diving experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion. Not included: Transfers to/from Atlantis Dunes

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 11

Physical rating:

Light

Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions

This package includes a Cape Winelands Excursion (day 7), a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice), a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour (day 8) and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

What's included: Cape Winelands Excursion, a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant. Not included: Transfers to/from Baii Seafood Restaurant. Transfers to/from Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 14 in Kruger National Park

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park, an amazing safari in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserves. Packed lunch included.

What's included: Tickets, guide, driver, transfers, lunch.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland- Windhoek, Windhoek - Johannesburg, Cape Town - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flights: Johannesburg - Cape Town. *
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  • 17 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.**
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  • 17 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. ***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Game Drive in Etosha National Park in an open-sided 4x4 vehicle and Safari in Kruger National Park with an English-speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** White River: Family rooms are available only in the Karula Hotel in White River.

*** Please note: For the visit to the Himba Village, a mandatory fee of NAD 450.00 (local currency) must be paid at the destination.

*** Please note: This is not a fully guided tour. In Namibia, you will be accompanied by a guide during the whole trip but in South Africa, you will be accompanied by a guide during the Kruger National Park safari only and during any optional excursions if you choose to take them.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

* Please note: this optional package requires a minimum of 4 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip. 

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.*

* Please note: Children are not allowed to do the Adventure package.

Please Note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
* You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity and at least two blank pages.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for British nationals.
  • Currency
    Namibian Dollar
  • Language
    English
  • Electricity
    220V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations, however an up to date vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis, typhus, tetanus and diphtheria. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 01:00.
  • Other useful information
    Always drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks, salads and fruit where possible. It is advised to bring medication for diarrhoea and mosquito repellent.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 5 - 11 years.

 

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