Namibia individual travel

WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN-NAMAQUALAND TOUR

Windhoek to Cape Town-Namaqualand Tour

This tour is also available as a Fixed Departure Safari from 2 to 15 September 2016.



Day 1: Windhoek


Arrival at the airport, where we are welcomed by the tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After coffee and cake we go on a game drive to watch the mesmerizing sunset.

Day 2: Drive to the Kalahari semi-desert

We begin our journey by driving toward the South, to the Kalahari semi-desert. In the afternoon we go on a game drive and enjoy a sundowner drink in this beautiful landscape.

Day 3: Drive via Keetmanshoop to the Fish River Canyon

We drive through an arid area with succulents like the quiver trees whose branches the dead Bushmen needed as quivers for their arrows. En route we visit the Quiver Tree Forest.

Day 4: Visit the Fish River Canyon

We take a trip to the Fish River, the second largest canyon in the world. There are many hiking opportunities.

Day 5: Drive to Namaqualand

We drive along the Orange River and across the border into South Africa. From here it goes into Namaqualand, which is known for its gorgeous seasonal flowers. Around the area of the town of Springbok the flowers can already be seen and we drive to a nearby village which almost appears overgrown by flowers at this time of year.

Day 6: Namaqualand

Today we take a day trip to either the Goegab National Park, or head to Kamieskroon and visit the Namaqualand National Park. On the day you can decide which one you would like to visit, as your decision will be informed by and dependent on the amount of rainfall.

Day 7: Through the Namaqualand by Niewoudtville

Today we continue our trip toward the South, stopping the car often to admire the splendour of the various plants and their colours found in Namaqualand.

Day 8: Niewoudtville

Niewoudtville is considered the pearl of Namaqualand. It's a small, quiet village with a pretty stone church at its centre. In its immediate environment you don't only find the regular flowers, but also the most gorgeous lilies and tuberous plants. In a very small area you find the largest number of different lilies' species in the world.

Day 9: Niewoudtville

Today we visit the biggest quiver tree forest of southern Africa and a beautiful waterfall. The culmination of the day will be the visit of the farm Matjiesfontein, because it's simply extraordinarily beautiful around here. A well-known Japanese photographer who travels to Niewouldville year after year for decades already to photograph the wonders of nature, calls this region "God's own garden".

Day 10: Cape Town

On the way to Cape Town, we visit the town of Darling just to round out the rest of the botanical tour and to identify the last of the wonderful lilies. In the late afternoon we arrive in Cape Town where we check into our accommodation and then head out to enjoy a tasty dinner. Cape Town is known for its excellent fish dishes.

Day 11: Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and Botanical Garden

Topping the list of attractions is the visit of Table Mountain. We can view the city and the coast from above. Afterward we visit the Cape of Good Hope, the penguin colony "Boulders" in Simon's Town and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 12: Wine Country

Today, we head into the spectacular scenery of the Winelands. Whether in Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschhoek: You will visit a traditional winery, try the various wines and get to know a bit of the South African way of life.

Day 13: Hermanus and whale watching

Hermanus is a little coastal town, but known as the "Whale-capital" of South Africa. The pretty village has developed around the "Whale Bay". Only a few meters from the harbour, you can sit on the cliffs and admire the passing whales below.

Day 14: Depart Cape Town

Today the journey ends and it is time to say Farewell. Drive to the airport and departure.

We look forward to your contact regarding prices and detailed information about the tours above. Contact Andrew via email: andrew@nit.com.na