7 Day Desert Explorer Overland
Leaving Cape Town on day 1 we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. On the way to the Cederberg we visit Khwattu where we enjoy a San guided tour and museum visit. After the tour, lunch will be prepared, after which we continue to our campsite in the Cederberg region for a full briefing on the tour. After an early start on day 2, we head north via the distant town of Springbok, and proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. On day 3 there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon we enjoy our dinner while watching the sunset.
On day 4 we arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert. Day 5 is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. On day 6 after a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before we arrive in Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis bay lagoon en route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. Swakopmund is well known for adventure sports including: skydiving, sandboarding and quadbiking. Your guides will be able to assist you in deciding on a suitable activity, alternatively, spend the day exploring the town and enjoying the various coffee shops and souvenir shops as this is where the tour ends.
Departs: 1-2 per week
7 Day Garden Route Overland
Leaving the mother city of Cape Town behind us on day 1, we drive to the famous town of Stellenbosch, known worldwide for its quality wines, spectacular beauty, oak trees and historical buildings. Here we will have time to explore the town and sample some excellent wine from one of the local wine farms. Afterwards we will drive to the Cheetah Breeding Centre to experience these animals up close and personal. On clear days the magnificent mountain scenery makes for a memorable first day. On arrival at our accommodation for the night, your guides will brief you on what to expect from the days ahead.
On day 2 we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn.
We cross over the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns. (Optional Activities – Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise). Continuing to the Eastern Cape, we enter Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us. Optional Activities: Night game drive with SANP.
After an early morning game drive in Addo we depart the National Park and drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where our tour will end.