Cape, Delta & Falls

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Travel overland from Zambia to South Africa and visit Zimbabwe

Southern Africa – a landscape of harsh deserts, soaking waterfalls, flooded grasslands and incredible wildlife. Come on safari and blaze a trail through terrain that is teeming with incredible sights, ancient tribes and some of the most remote places on the planet. From the thundering Victoria Falls to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, the scorching Namib desert and dramatic coastal scenery of South Africa’s Cape Town – this overland trip is jam packed with essential Africa highlights. For those with a thirst for adventure - Falls, Delta & Cape is not to be missed.

  • Camp in the wilds of Africa
  • Climb the dunes of the Namib desert
  • Dine on delicious African cuisine
  • Feel the rumble of Victoria Falls
  • Get your feet wet in the Okavango Delta
  • Scamper across the world’s largest salt flat
  • Track rhinos through Zimbabwe’s savanna
  • Watch a sunset over the Fish River Canyon

Cape, Delta & Falls Summary

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Day 1 Cape Town

Dominated by spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city that keeps on giving with its beautiful coastlines, world-class cuisine, excellent wineries and beautiful architecture.

Day 2 Citrusdal

Teeming with hot springs and a great place to camp and hike, Citrusdal is a sweet town set amongst the beautiful scenery of South Africa's Western Cape.

Day 3 Noordoewer

Located on the north bank of the Orange River near the South African border, Noordoewer is a great place to see by canoe.

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

A truly spectacular sight to behold, especially at sunset, Fish River Canyon's orange-pink hues and momentous size are awe-inspiring.

Days 5-6 Sesriem

With the Sesriem Canyon close by and the incredible Sossusvlei sand dunes at its doorstep, tiny Sesriem serves as a gateway to these Namibian wonders.

Days 7-8 Swakopmund

Swakopmund sits on Namibia's Atlantic Coast, virtually surrounded by the Namib Desert, and has beautiful colonial architecture and a large array of adventure sports on offer.

Day 9 Spitzkoppe

With its 700 million-year-old granite peaks, prehistoric rock art and dramatic vistas, Spitzkoppe is another of Namibia's wondrous landscapes.

Days 10-11 Etosha National Park

With excellent game viewing and stunning landscapes, Etosha National Park was established in 1907 and is home to hundreds of animal, reptile and bird species.

Day 12 Windhoek

In Windhoek, it almost feels as if you've stepped out of Africa and into Europe with its Germanic architecture, cosy street cafes and modern malls.

Day 13 D'Kar

Once someone's farm, D'Kar is now a very small rural village that has a handicraft initiative called Kuru, which supports the San Bushmen.

Day 14 Maun

Maun is a small town in Botswana that's the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Despite its touristy veneer, it still retains its rural feel.

Days 15-16 Okavango Delta

Full of animals, islands and unforgettable scenery, the Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland delta and is best explored by mokoro (dugout canoe).

Day 17 Maun

With donkeys competing with cars on the streets and cattle sellers operating alongside Delta tour operators, Maun has more on offer than the spectacular Okavango Delta.

Days 18-19 Makgadikgadi Pans

The spectacular Makgadikgadi Pans are massive salt pans that are desolate (yet arresting) in the dry season and abundant in animals and birdlife during the wet.

Days 20-21 Bulawayo/Matobo National Park

Also known as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second-largest city and still retains the parks, tree-lined streets and buildings of its colonial past. Matobo National Park has remarkable granite hills and valleys, over 3,000 rock art sites and is the resting place of Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Day 22 Hwange National Park

Founded in 1928 and the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park has a wealth of beautiful landscapes and a tremendous selection of wildlife.

Days 23-24 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.