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20 Day Cape Town to Vic Falls

Cape Town to Vic Falls
Daily Tour 20 Days, 19 Nights
Cape Town, South Africa Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

Camping from ZAR 38,750 pp sharing | ZAR 40, 300 pp single
Accommodated from ZAR 59,850 pp sharing | ZAR 64,500 pp single

Enjoy one of the most thrilling African tours as you travel from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on this 20-day Overland tour. Camp out under the stars as you travel North along the West Coast of South Africa, crossing into the Namibian Desert, famous for the Fish River Canyon, some of the highest sand dunes in the world and amazing landscapes.

Explore the Okavango Delta on traditional dugout canoes named Mokoros, along with your poler keep a keen lookout for some of the various animals making the Delta their home including Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and maybe even some of the larger cat species.

Continue on to the Victoria Waterfalls, an impressive sight both in the dry and wet seasons with a massive variety of activities to keep you entertained for days on end including Helicopter flights over the falls, white water rafting, bungee jumping, boat cruise safaris and more.

 


DEPARTURE LOCATION

Double Tree by Hilton Cape Town – Upper Eastside  Cape Town (Google Map)



DEPARTURE TIME

This tour starts at 7 am, we ask that you arrive at the starting point at least 30 minutes before departure time and encourage staying at the 40 on Burg Hotel prior to departure for your own convenience.



INCLUDED


  • 19 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 19 Dinners
  • Swimming in Hot Springs Pool
  • Fish River Canyon Entrance
  • Sossusvlei – 4×4 Tour
  • Sesriem – Sand Dunes Visit
  • Walvis Bay Lagoon & Tropic of Capricorn, Guided desert walk




  • Etosha National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Grootfontein – San Bushman Cultural Experience
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro Safari
  • Okavango Delta – Afternoon Game Drive
  • Full Day Savuti Game Drive
  • Chobe National Park – Boat Cruise





NOT INCLUDED


  • Any Meals and Activities not listed
  • Tips / Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature




 

What to Expect

This Cape Town to Victoria Falls 20 Day tour, highlights Southern Africa’s most incredible sights.

Begin your tour at the spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town and travel all the way up to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

On the way, you will have the opportunity to paddle down the Orange River in Namibia before we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. The slowly changing landscapes represent the many faces of this desert country.

From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west. After a brisk climb up Dune 45, you’ll experience one of the most beautiful sunrises in Africa. We take you to the bustling town of Swakopmund before we visit a Himba tribe.

Next on our list is Etosha National Park. Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. From Etosha, we travel to Botswana where you can take a Mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta and then watch the sunset on a boat cruise on the Chobe River before finishing your tour in Victoria Falls.

The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline!

  • Start off in Cape Town, voted as the most beautiful city in the world.
  • Kayak on the Orange River and explore the world's 2nd largest Canyon, Fish River Canyon.
  • Climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the desert of Namibia and visit one of the oldest living civilizations, the San people, to learn about their daily way of life.
  • Visit the famous Etosha pans where you are likely to spot some of the most endangered species such as Black Rhino and others along with The Big 5.
  • Explore the Okavango Delta on Mokoro
  • Finish off the tour in Victoria Falls with enough exciting activities to keep you busy for days.
  • This is a join-in tour so you can expect to make new friends on your journey.

 

 

Day 1 – Cape Town – Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town we make the last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  No road trip is complete without a stop at a traditional “Padstal”, these small farm stalls dot the byways of South Africa and offer a variety of homemade treats and bakes.

The Cedarberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cedarberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea.

A dinner at our overnight stop offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Included Meals

  • Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2 – Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River

Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the Desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, we travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River.

If you are fortunate enough to be traveling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wildflowers that have made this region famous.

No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

 

Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River

While the Orange River was named after the Dutch Royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous Khoekhoe language.

Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river.

Around midday (after lunch) we depart the Orange River and head inland, crossing the border into Namibia.

We make a brief stop at the mineral hot springs for a dip in the pool before arriving at our camp in the late afternoon.

Accommodation    

Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Swim in mineral hot springs (swimming pool)

Optional Activity

  • Half-day canoe trip

 

Day 4 – Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest, and Giants Playground

We rise early this morning, pack up our camp, making our way to the rim of the Fish River Canyon.  We arrive in time to catch the morning sun rays filter through the canyon.

After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop.

Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other – creating rock formations and a series of mazes.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • A scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon / Visit to Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground

 

Day 5 – Namib-Naukluft National Park

Every overland journey has some long traveling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert.

Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia.

From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west, the slowly changing landscapes represent the many faces of this desert country.

Tonight we camp on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Sesriem Canyon

 

Day 6 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park

Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment.

A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colors of the desert sunrise.

Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, where we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.

Our day in the desert continues this afternoon as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion.

Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4×4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Guided desert walk with a local expert

 

Day 7 – Swakopmund

Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline.

Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilization await.

We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the Flamingo’s that feed in the shallows.

Arriving in Swakopmund we will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer.

Accommodation

  • Rooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 people per room)

Meals Included 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity                   

  • Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon

 

Day 8 – Swakopmund

While for many it is the adrenaline-fuelled adventures that will grab their attention, Swakopmund offers all that and more.

Take the opportunity today to explore the town at your leisure, as there are a number of attractions for every taste.

Not to be missed is the selection of famed coffee shops and bakeries that offer a delightful range of German-inspired treats.

Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a small city and is the perfect launching pad for the journey through the northern reaches of the land.

Accommodation

  • Rooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 people per room)

Meals Included 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity

  • Dolphin cruise,
  • Skydiving,
  • Sandboarding
  • Quad biking

 

Day 9 –  Spitzkoppe to Brandberg

Leaving early, we make our way to the massive granite formations of Spitzkoppe which tower 700 meters above the desert plains below.

The presence of rock art indicates its significance to the San people who lived here many years ago.

We will enjoy a walk and have the opportunity to view some examples of the San’s rock art before setting off for our overnight stop for the evening.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Visit and explore Spitzkoppe


Day 10 – Brandberg White Lady

The Brandberg (Burning Mountains) is regarded as the highest in Namibia and home to the famous White Lady, one of more than 45,000 rock paintings in the area.

This morning we will make the 1-hour hike to visit the painting that is said to be around 2,000 years old. (Please be advised that the hike does traverse rough terrain along the gorge of the normally dry Tsisab River). 

After our exploration, our journey continues to the area of Kamanjab.    For those who would like to visit an educational centre showcasing the lifestyle of the Himba Tribe, you will have the opportunity to book an optional excursion this afternoon.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlight

  • Brandberg White Lady hike

 


Day 11 – Etosha National Park

Rising early this morning we drive to the Etosha National Park.

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa.

This afternoon we reach the park and begin with our first game drive as we make our way to the rest camp.

Accommodation    

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

 

Day 12 – Etosha National Park

Our second day in Etosha allows for a full day to continue our exploration of the park.

No day on safari is ever the same and the suspense before that special sighting is the motivation that keeps our eyes wide open.

We explore the edges of Etosha Pan in search of the abundant wildlife that occurs in the park.

Accommodation    

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Full-day game drive in Nomad truck

 

Day 13 – Windhoek

It is an early rise as we take aim for Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.

Upon arrival in Windhoek, we will take a short walk through the city center and have the opportunity to view some of its better-known landmarks. (Our accommodation for the night is situated halfway between the city and the airport).

Accommodation

  • Rooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 people per room)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Windhoek City tour with your guide

 

Day 14 – Botswana – Ghanzi

Today we travel east and make our way to neighbouring Botswana and the Kalahari Desert.

Starkly different from the Namib Desert after which Namibia is named, the Kalahari is no less dramatic and covers over 900 000 square kilometres.

The San people have long been associated with this harsh environment and this afternoon we will enjoy an informative guided walk with the San community.

Tonight we enjoy a dance evening that provides an insight into their culture of song, dance, and storytelling.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • San Tribal dance in the evening / San Guided Walk (this activity could take place the next morning)

 

Day 15 – Okavango Delta ( Greater Moremi Game Reserve)

This morning we rise early and head towards Maun, where upon arrival in Maun this afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional scenic flight over the Delta (time and weather permitting).

This evening our guide will prepare us on what to expect on our full-day excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity                   

  • Okavango Delta scenic flight

 

Day 16 – Okavango Delta Excursion

The most rewarding and enjoyable way to explore and experience the beauty and serenity of this intricate system of lily-covered channels and lagoons is by mokoro.

Heading out early, we will be transferred by safari vehicle to the poling station (approximately 1-hour transfer) where we will meet the polers who will be escorting us into the Delta.

The polers will steer us through the serene area of narrow, reed-lined channels which open out onto beautiful lagoons.

Reaching one of the many islands, a nature walk may be taken with your poler.  After the walk, we return by mokoro through the channels back to the poling station.

While the mokoro trail is not primarily a game viewing activity, a variety of wild game may be spotted in this pristine wilderness area, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, impala, and zebra.

An afternoon game drive awaits you once you have returned to the Moremi Game Reserve in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles.

Accommodation

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Okavango Delta Day Excursion

*Important Note:

  • It is possible to pre-book a 2 night Delta excursion whereby you will spend two nights in the Delta. You will be transferred to your campsite in the Delta on day 15 and rejoin the group in the morning of Day 17. Speak to your booking consultant if you wish to book this option.

 

Day 17 – Savuti Game Reserve

The Savuti Game Reserve is a unique area bordered by the Okavango Delta to the west and Chobe National Park to the east.  Savuti is renowned as a big game area and known for having the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa.

You will spend most of your day travelling through the Savuti Game Reserve in search of the species that roam the plains.  Offering habitats from wetland, open water to the grasslands and Savannah woodland, we hope to see as many species of fauna and flora as possible.

This afternoon we arrive on the banks of the Chobe River and will be reunited with your overland truck in the town of Kasane.

 Accommodation    

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity   

  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (Nata Sanctuary)

 

Day 18 – Chobe National Park

For those that opt to participate in the optional game drive in Chobe National Park, you will be collected early from camp and will venture out in open 4×4 safari-type vehicles.

You will return to camp in time for lunch and a quick rest before heading out to explore the Chobe National Park from the river, enjoying a leisurely boat cruise which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many elephants that frequent the river in the afternoons.

Accommodation    

  • Camping (with shared facilities)

Meals Included   

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity

  • Chobe National Park boat cruise

Optional Activity

  • Chobe National Park Game Drive

 

Day 19 – Zimbabwe -Victoria Falls

With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border into Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls.

Today you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls at your leisure, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders).

While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon.

For the more relaxed traveller, there are craft markets and coffee shops on offer as well.

Accommodation

  • Rooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 people per room)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity

  • Victoria Falls National Park Entry

 

Day 20 – Victoria Falls

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast and with the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style.

Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation    

  • No accommodation is included. Please speak to your booking consultant to arrange for any post-tour accommodation.

Meals

  • Breakfast

Optional Activity   

  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Bungee Jump
  • Helicopter Flights
  • White Water Rafting

 

Cape Town has been rated the most beautiful city in the world many times over and it will be very easy for you to see why you are sure to fall in love with this entire region. With incredible sights and activities on offer you also will definitely not get bored no matter how long you stay in Cape Town.
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