Experience Namibia Southbound Overview

Become acquainted with Namibia on this small-group adventure from Windhoek down to Cape Town. Encounter German heritage in Swakopmund, explore the giant dunes of the Namib Desert and behold Fish River Canyon.

    • 9
    • UBKS
    • Total price tool tip
    • Overland, Wildlife
    • Comfort

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover the haunting beauty of Namibia and South Africa on this 9-day journey

Travel to Namibia and discover one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. Encounter Namibia's treacherously beautiful coastline, its soaring sand dunes, incredible moonscapes and savanna grasslands teeming with wildlife. Namibia is a country of contrasts and a paradise for wilderness lovers. See the best of this spectacular region by canoeing down rivers, scaling sand dunes, walking through the desert, savouring local dishes and relaxing in quaint towns and cities. Travel from Windhoek to Cape Town and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

  • Marvel at Fish River Canyon and the array of birds that live here
  • Experience an eerie silence at the Sossusvlei sand dunes
  • Admire German-influenced architecture in Swakopmund
  • Travel to South Africa and soak up the unique vibe of Cape Town
  • Devour fresh seafood in Lamberts Bay
  • Canoe along the picturesque Orange River

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Windhoek, Namibia
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 15
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cabin (1 nt), Guesthouse (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts), Lodge (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Canoe, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Fish River Canyon, Lamberts bay - Cape Gannet Island, Orange River - Canoe trail (half day), Sesriem Canyon - Desert dunes climb and walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    399kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip 2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. 3. This trip finishes on arrival in Cape Town on Day 9. Please do not book any flights departing before 10pm. 4. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers. 5. Please note that overland trucks used on this itinerary are not air-conditioned.

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Day 1 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.

Days 2-3 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.

Days 4-5 Sossusvlei

With their magnificent red/orange tones and fascinating shapes, the most spectacular of the Namib Desert's vast dune fields can be found in the Sossusvlei area.

Day 6 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.

Day 7 Orange River

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

Day 8 Lamberts Bay

Known for its long white beaches, fresh lobster and abundant birdlife, Lamberts Bay is a quaint little fishing town that's easily explored on foot.

Day 9 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.
    • 9
    • UBKS
    • Total price tool tip
    • Overland, Wildlife
    • Comfort