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WINDHOEK TO CAPE TOWN-NAMAQUALAND TOUR

Windhoek to Cape Town-Namaqualand Tour

2 September - 16 September 2019


For a printable Itinerary, click here Namaqua 2019 itinerary

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 and watch the mesmerizing sunset. Auas Safari Lodge (DBB)

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. Intu Africa Suricate Tented Camp or similar (DBB)

Day 3: Drive to Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
Driving via Gochas, we reach the lodge just before the border, at Mata Mata, to South Africa. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Semi-Desert region and know for herds of wildebeest and springbok, predators like leopards, cheetah and black-maned Kalahari lions, and many more. Kalahari Game Lodge (DBB)

Day 4: full-day exploring Kgalagadi Transfontier Park
The wildlife sightings along the Auob dry river are exceptional. We might have a chance to view the illusive leopard and honey badger. Giraffes, Meerkats and bat-eared foxes are just a few of the fascinating mammals found here. Birds of prey are a specialty in this area. Kalahari Game Lodge (DBB)

Day 5: Drive to Fish River Canyon
We drive through an arid area with succulents like the quiver trees whose dead branches the Bushmen needed as quivers for their arrows. En route we visit the Quiver Tree Forest. Canyon Village or similar (DBB)

Day 6: Visit the Fish River Canyon
We take a trip to the Fish River, the second largest canyon in the world, about 160 km long and 550 m deep. An exceptional area to take a walk and enjoy the magnificent views. Canyon Village or similar (DBB)

Day 7: 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. Naries Namakwa Retreat (DBB)

Day 8: Namaqualand
Today we have the choice between the Goegab Nature Reserve or Namaqualand Nation Park. The choice will be made after finding out which park received the best rain and thus produce the best flower splendour. Both parks brim with a wide variety of the daintiest flowers in such a harsh environment. Naries Namakwa Retreat (DBB)

Day 9: Through the Namaqualand to Cederberg Mountains
Our route will take us further south through the colourful Namaqualand. Often stopping the car, we admirer and photograph the splendour of the various plants, colours and textures. Piekenierskloof Mountain Reserve (DBB)

Day 10: Drive to the West Coast
We leave the Cederberg Mountains behind us and head to Langebaan, on the West Coast. Langebaan has a rich history. Our hotel boasts a cape Dutch architecture and is set on a hill overlooking the tranquil lagoon. We can stroll along the beach, of the Atlantic Ocean, or book a boat trip on the lagoon (optional). The Farmhouse (BB)

Day 11: West Coast National Park
The West Coast National Park is known for its thousands of seabirds roosting on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches and brooding salt marshes, home to vast concentrations of migrant waders. Not only birds but large mammals like eland, kudus, bontebok, steenbok and mountain zebras can be seen. The Farmhouse (BB)

Day 12: to 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. Cape Standard or similar (BB)

Day 13: 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. Cape Standard or similar (BB)

Day 14: 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. Cape Standard or similar (BB)

Day 14: Depart Cape Town
Today the journey ends and it is time to say Farewell. Drive to the airport and departure.

Tourdates 2019 (from Windhoek to Cape Town):
02 September to 16 September 2019

Price 2019 from Windhoek to Cape Town:
Per person sharing: ZAR 61´000.-
Single supplement: ZAR 13´800.-

Participants minimum 4 and maximum 12

Included:
Meals and accommodations as stated (or similar)
Activities as stated and park entrance fees
Professional Tour guide in 4x4-Landcruiser or VW Crafter/Combi
BB = overnight with bed and breakfast
DBB = overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast

Excluded:
Flights
Tips
Own drinks and meals not mentioned
Activities not mentioned

Please note: Accommodations are subject to change.


For a printable Itinerary, click here Namaqua 2019 itinerary

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