- Marvel at the famous orange dunes of Sossusvlei
- Visit a Rooibos Tea Farm
- Enjoy a guided Desert Walk with Local Expert
- Experience the Namib-Naukluft National Park
|Day 1||South Africa - Cederberg Region||Cederberg|
|Day 2||Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River||Gariep (Orange) River|
|Day 3||Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon||Fish River Canyon|
|Day 4||Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest & Giants Playground||Fish River Canyon|
|Day 5||Namib - Naukluft National Park||Namib-Naukluft National Park|
|Day 6||Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib - Naukluft National Park||Namib-Naukluft National Park|
|Day 7||Swakopmund - Walvis Bay Lagoon|
Day 1: South Africa - Cederberg Region
This morning, you will be traveling from Cape Town, getting a quick peek of the Table Mountain from across Table Bay before heading to the Cederberg Region. The region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms but is also the home of the Rooibos bush. You will visit a working Rooibos tea farm and discover the plants of Rooibos and Buchu that occur naturally in this part of South Africa.
Growing only in this part of the world, it is indigenous to the mountain slopes of Cederberg. This herbal beverage has become a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. You will have dinner at an overnight stop and get the opportunity to get acquainted with your guides while enjoying some South African hospitality.
Day 2: Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River
Your first desert experience will be the Namaqualand in Northern Cape, which will accompany you in the days ahead. You will continue your journey north and travel to your camp on the banks of the Orange River.
Day 3: Namibia - Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon
Beginning its flow in the Lesotho mountains, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa that offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. It is named after the Dutch Royal House, but lately, it has been referred to by its original name—Gariep, which means “river” in the indigenous Khoekhoe language.
Day 4: Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest & Giants Playground
This morning you'll rise early and ride to the rim of the Fish River Canyon. There will be time to watch the morning sun ray filter through the canyon—a truly unique sight. After stretching your legs a bit with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, you'll head for Keetmanshoop.
The afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground—named for how the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other, creating rock formations and a series of mazes.
Day 5: Namib - Naukluft National Park
Today, you'll venture deeper into the Namib Desert on this overland journey. Your destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer you an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia.
Day 6: Sossusvlei Dunes - Namib - Naukluft National Park
A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers you the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colors of the desert. Once satisfied, you'll descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei.
Day 7: Swakopmund - Walvis Bay Lagoon
Your day in the desert ends as you join a local expert for an educational desert excursion before making your way across the Tropic of Capricorn and to the Atlantic coast. You will continue west and make your way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilization await.
On the way, you will make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon, with the hope to get a glance of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. The best chance to spot these unique birds is at the end of the rain season, between April and May.
In the most recent years, an impressive amount of 40 000 greater flamingos have gathered around the lagoon—all in one single day. On arrival to Swakopmund, you will have the opportunity to book an additional tour of your own and choose from the many adventures offered.