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Vic Falls to Cape Town

22 Days | Explore the contrasting lands of southern Africa

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
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USD $2,768
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Experience the extremes of southern Africa’s landscapes on this trip that travels from the thunderous Victoria Falls to cosmopolitan Cape Town, travel down lush waterways in the enigmatic Okavango Delta, cruise past elephants and birds on the Chobe River, climb giant sand dunes in Namibia, camp to the sounds of Africa's wildlife and spot big cats, rhinos, zebras and antelopes on Etosha National Park's arid plains. Visit the people who make their homes here, from mokoro polers on the delta to the San people of Namibia. Get ready for this unforgettable tour through a land of contrasts.

Trip overview

Map of Vic Falls To Cape Town including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
YXOF
This trip generates 21 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Glide through the lily pad-filled waterways of the Okovango Delta on a mokoro (a small dugout canoe) and escape civilisation with an overnight stay at your island camp.
  • Be mesmerised by the staggering force and beauty of Victoria Falls, and experience firsthand why it’s known as the ‘smoke that thunders’ – a natural wonder that must be seen to be believed.
  • Choose to take an optional cruise down the Chobe River for the opportunity to get up close (but not too personal!) to cheetahs, crocodiles and the magnificent African elephant.
  • Listen to the songs and stories of Namibia’s San people, the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa, and gain an insight into their traditional customs and beliefs.
  • Enjoy a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park, home to a wide range of southern Africa's wildlife, including the endangered black rhino.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. Donations help employ a team of Community Guardians who collaborate with locals to find sustainable solutions to human-wildlife conflict and conservation in Southern Africa.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • To get to your Okavango Delta campsite, you'll travel by mokoro – a dugout canoe – to pass over the shallow waterways. They're small but stable craft, and local tribesman will be there to guide you.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make better use of the safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.

Itinerary

Map of Vic Falls To Cape Town including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 16 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Mokoro

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (17 nights), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Cabin (3 nights)

Activities
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open 4x4 Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
Add on activities
  • Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day) - USD185
  • Victoria Falls - Flying fox - USD50
  • Victoria Falls - Gorge swing - USD103
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight of the Angels (12 mins - Excludes US$25 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD150
  • Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flight (25 mins - Excludes US$30 fuel surcharge and NP fees) - USD284
  • Victoria Falls - Village & township tour - USD61
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance - USD50
  • Chobe National Park - Boat Cruise - BWP270
  • Bagani - Sunset Cruise - USD25
  • Etosha National Park - Evening Game Drive - ZAR750
  • Spitzkoppe - San People rock painting guided walk - ZAR50
  • Swakopmund - Swakopmund Museum - USD2
  • Swakopmund - Seal and dolphin cruise - USD60
  • Swakopmund - Horse riding - USD65
  • Orange River - Canoe trip - NAD525
  • Klawer - Winery visit & tasting - ZAR140
  • Cape Town - Harbour cruise - ZAR200
  • Cape Town - Table Mountain Hike - ZAR1600
  • Cape Town - Table Mountain Aerial Cable - ZAR380
  • Cape Town - Robben Island tour - ZAR550
  • Cape Town - Best of the Cape Combo Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula and SUP Tour - Full Day - ZAR2100
  • Cape Town - Robben Island Ferry & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day - ZAR1800
  • Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Full Day - ZAR1600
  • Cape Town - Winelands Tour - Half Day - ZAR1000
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Table Mountain Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - Cape Malay Cooking Tour - Half Day - ZAR1200
  • Cape Town - Township Experience - Half Day - ZAR965
  • Cape Town - City and Waterfront Tour - Half Day - ZAR1100
  • Cape Town - Cape Peninsula & Kirstenbosch Tour - Full Day - ZAR2000
  • Cape Town - District Six & Bo-Kapp Cultural Tour - Half Day - ZAR965

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 7 (Camping) and Days 14,15,16 (Chalet) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts in Victoria Falls on Day 1 at 4pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Victoria Falls. This trip finishes upon arrival in Cape Town on Day 22. Please do not book any flights until after 7 pm this evening.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
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Peter · Traveled December 2023
Saw everything I’d dreamed off. Camping tour at 77, who would have thought . Dan and the lads made it a pleasure
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

John · Traveled December 2023
Thoroughly recommend this tour and company
Review submitted 05 Jan 2024

Boon Teck · Traveled November 2023
I did the 63 days Africa Encompassed itinerary. It has been an epic journey! We crossed the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. We went from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, we passed many different eco-systems, from rainforests to deserts. We interacted with and got a better understanding of the people of Africa. We also learnt about their history, culture and architecture. Of course, we saw a lot of animals...and witnessed the circle of life. Most importantly, we enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers...we sang, danced, laughed, shared stories and supported each other! Am planning for at least 4 Intrepid trips for 2024. Looking forward to the new adventures. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02QrqrFfmGdaWE5EwUhAkhFFrMKFWt6zAGQ9DBrri7wvUh5tmjxU3N7SD5EK7UkrqTl&id=100000403192083&mibextid=Nif5oz
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023

Hermann · Traveled October 2023
Nice and tiring. A group of 22 different people is far too large in my opinion. I would no longer choose or recommend Intrepid.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Robert · Traveled October 2023
I loved this trip. It was the third leg of a Nairobi to Cape Town 48-day adventure, and I knew the least about the VIc Falls to Cape Town part. Namibia was kind of a revelation, and Botswana with Chobe and the Okavanga Delta were fantastic. So glad I signed up for this section.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023
Vic Falls to Cape Town
From
USD $2,768