Cape Town to Joburg Adventure

28 days,Cape Town to Johannesburg

Cruise the Okavango Delta in a dug-out canoe, meet the San Bushmen, marvel at Fish River Canyon, spot the Big Five in Etosha and Kruger National Parks, search for wildlife from a 4x4 in Matobo National Park, witness Shangaan traditions, discover the less-visited Zimbabwe.

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Like action, adventure and wildlife documentaries? Then you’re going to flat-out love this trip. The itinerary reads like a special double-issue of your favourite travel mag: towering sand dunes, impossibly deep canyons, game drives in Etosha, Kruger and Matobo National Parks, the bone-shaking roar of Victoria Falls, Shangaan village tour, campouts under a sprawling blanket of stars—and that’s just a sample! With expert CEOs and loads of optional activities available each day, you’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do, see and experience.

What's Included

  • Fish River Canyon entrance. Etosha National Park with game drives. Guided Township walk (Swakopmund). Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Guided rhino walk and open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park. Kruger National Park entrance with game drives in overland vehicle. Traditional Shaagan dinner and dancing. Planeterra-supported community school project visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 26 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 19 dinners. (Allow USD150-190 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Participation camping (21 nts), simple hotels (3 nts), guesthouse (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camp (1 nt).
  • Overland truck, mokoro, open safari vehicle.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
Day 1 Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep River (2B,2L,2D)

View dramatic Western Cape scenery and camp on a local farm. Opt to canoe on or jump into the Gariep River or just sit back and relax with a glass of local wine.

Day 4-6 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (3B,3L,3D)

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon. Climb up Dune 45 and visit Sesriem Canyon.

Day 7-9 Swakopmund/Damaraland (2B,2L,1D)

Meet our local friends and explore the back streets and local culture on a guided cultural walk through a township. Option to try sandboarding or even skydiving! Travel through beautiful desert landscapes.

Day 10-13 Etosha National Park/Waterberg Plateau Game Park/Windhoek (4B,3L,3D)

Game drives in our overland vehicle in Etosha National Park. Embark on a forest walk in Waterberg Plateau Game Park, or opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive.

Day 14-15 Kalahari/Maun (2B,2L,2D)

Visit the Kalahari desert, meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Day 16 Okavango Delta (1B,1L,1D)

Enjoy a game walk, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding. Learn the ways of the bush from local polers and sing and dance around the campfire with them at night.

Day 17-18 Gweta/Chobe River (2B,2L,2D)

Camp under ancient baobab trees. Opt to embark on a wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or a game drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.

Day 19-21 Livingstone (3B,1L)

Ferry crossing into Zambia. Option to visit the mighty Victoria Falls, enjoy whitewater rafting, fly over the falls and much more!

Day 22-23 Bulawayo (2B,2L,2D)

Option to visit Victoria Falls Town or the falls from the Zimbabwe side. Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

Day 24-26 Greater Kruger Area/Kruger National Park (3B,3L,3D)

Game drives in our overland vehicle, then relax in a warm water spring pool. Taste local food and witness traditional dancing.

Day 27 Johannesburg (1B,1L)

Visit a community school project supported by Planterra and interact with the villagers.

Day 28 Johannesburg (1B)

Depart at any time.

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