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This trip is being discontinued in 2013. If you are interested in this life changing experience for next year, have a peek at its new incarnation, tour code DNDO.

Cape and Dunes Experience

13 days,Windhoek to Cape Town

Seeing the 'Big 5' in Etosha National Park, trying adrenaline activities, tackling the world's largest sand dunes, appreciating beauty in the Fish River Canyon and culture in Cape Town.


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Experience incredible desert scenery and cosmopolitan city streets as you discover the diverse riches of South Africa and Namibia on this thirteen-day adventure. Beginning in Namibia, and continuing down the western edge of South Africa, this tour is a nature and adventure lover's dream. Explore the world's highest sand dunes, visit Africa's largest canyon and explore Etosha National Park in search if the 'Big 5'. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife. This is truly an African experience.

What's Included

  • Etosha National Park entrance with game drives, Sossusvlei Dunes entrance, Fish River Canyon entrance.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 8 Dinners. (Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotel (2 nts), Participation camping (8 nts), Multishare guesthouse (2 nts).
  • Overland vehicle, Walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/Cook and Driver throughout, Local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, Avg 18
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Cape Town to Windhoek. See Cape & Dunes Experience

Day 1 Windhoek

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Waterberg Plateau Game Park (1B,1L,1D)

Optional forest walk in Waterberg Plateau Game Park.

Day 3-4 Etosha National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Game drive in own vehicle. Option to embark on an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

Day 5 Damaraland (1B,1L,1D)

Morning game drive in own vehicle. Travel up the Skeleton Coast through beautiful desert landscapes.

Day 6-7 Swakopmund (1B,1L)

Explore Swakopmund’s historical town. Choose among sand boarding, a dolphin cruise, sky diving, quad biking, a Living Desert tour or many more as optional activities!

Day 8-9 Namib Desert (2B,2L,2D)

Explore Sossusvlei Dunes. Option to climb up breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 10 Fish River Canyon (1B,1L,1D)

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Day 11 Gariep River (1B,1L,1D)

Travel past large plantations of Rooibos tea. Camp at scenic Gariep River. Option to ride in a canoe.

Day 12 Cape Town (1B,1L)

Option to explore vibrant Cape Town; visit Robben Island, Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront.

Day 13 Cape Town (1B)

Depart at any time.