Cape & Dunes Overland (Northbound)

14 days, Cape Town to Windhoek

Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this classic adventure—Namibia is one of the world's most fascinating countries. Encounter a thrilling game drive through Etosha National Park and explore the world's highest sand dunes at Soussusvlei. Our unique overland truck will get you around smoothly and safely, while camping will keep you in the thick of the action. With guaranteed departures, plenty of optional excursions and a certified CEO to take care of the hassles, you’ll be free to absorb the spirit of this amazing country.

Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this classic adventure—Namibia is one of the world's most fascinating countries. Encounter a thrilling game drive through Etosha National Park and explore the world's highest sand dunes at Soussusvlei. Our unique overland truck will get you around smoothly and safely, while camping will keep you in the thick of the action. With guaranteed departures, plenty of optional excursions and a certified CEO to take care of the hassles, you’ll be free to absorb the spirit of this amazing country.

14 days

Cape Town to Windhoek

From$1499 USD
Trip Code: DADO

Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this classic adventure—Namibia is one of the world's most fascinating countries. Encounter a thrilling game drive through Etosha National Park and explore the world's highest sand dunes at Soussusvlei. Our unique overland truck will get you around smoothly and safely, while camping will keep you in the thick of the action. With guaranteed departures, plenty of optional excursions and a certified CEO to take care of the hassles, you’ll be free to absorb the spirit of this amazing country.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, Avg 20

Age requirement: 18-39

Alternative Trips

14 days

Cape Town to Windhoek

From$1499 USD
Trip Code: DADO
Map of the route for

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cape Town/Cederberg

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cederberg/Orange River

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Cross the border from South Africa to Namibia and opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Orange River/Fish River Canyon

Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Namib Desert

Explore the Sossusvlei dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Namib Desert/Swakopmund

Meet local friends, explore the back streets, and get to know the culture of the region on a guided cultural walk through a township.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Swakopmund




Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or quad biking, just to name a few options.

Day 9Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

Travel up the coastal area through beautiful desert landscapes.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Damaraland/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Transfer to Namibia's capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Windhoek

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

View full itinerary

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Windhoek to Cape Town. See Cape & Dunes Overland (Southbound)

Map of the route for

Places visited

What's Included

  • Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Spitzkoppe entrance fees
  • Guided township walk (Swakopmund)
  • Etosha National Park entrance with game drives
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (2 nts), participation camping (8 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (1 nt)

Meals

12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners. (Allow USD75-90 for meals and drinks not included.)

Transportation

Overland truck, walking.

Staff & experts

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.

Similar Tours

Cape & Dunes Overland (Northbound)

| 14 days - Cape Town to Windhoek - from $1499 USD