24 day Cape Town to Johannesburg Overland Camping Safari
This 24 day Cape to Johannesburg Overland Camping Safari is definitely for those who seek adventure.
Summary of this 24 day Cape Town to Johannesburg Overland Camping Safari:
Activities: Canoe the Orange River, hike Table Mountain, Bushman Rock Engravings, white water rafting, bungi-jumping, aircraft flips.
Destinations: Cape Town, Orange river, South Africa. Maun, Botswana. Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Etosha, Palmwag, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Namibia.
What you can expect from this 24 day Cape to Johannesburg via Vic Falls Overland Camping Safari:
From the dynamic city of Cape Town, to the scorched deserts of Namibia and the wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana and Zimbabwe, this tour endeavours to show the highlights of the region.
On a journey of contrasts, you will canoe the Orange River, climb giant sand dunes, game drive in some of Africa's best-known parks, and view the mighty Victoria Falls. You will cover a great deal of distance on some remote and rough roads, and clients must be prepared for this but the natural wonders that you encounter more than compensate for any discomfort - definitely for those who truly seek adventure.
Should it be necessary to avoid Zimbabwe for whatever reason, you will simply deviate to Botswana for this portion of the tour. This tour covers a vast distance and is not for the faint-hearted.
A valid passport is required. Seasonal malaria precautions are advised and are locally obtainable. All countries on this tour accept the Rand. During winter the temperature can drop very low at night clients should be prepared for this.
Day 1 & 2: Cape Town, South Africa
You will meet at the Drifters Cape Town Inn at 13:00 to spend the afternoon exploring and visiting the sights. You will have one-and-a-half days here, in which time you will hike Table Mountain, visit Cape Point, the Waterfront, Hout Bay, the Stellenbosch winelands and numerous other sights.
The exact program will be dependent on the weather. Overnight at Drifters Inn on the beachfront for the 2 nights. (Lunches and both evening meals are for your own expense.) Breakfast.
Day 3: West Coast, South Africa
You will leave the Mother City behind, and after a visit to Blouberg Strand for a last view of Table Mountain from across the bay, then travel north through the 'Swartland' and then along the West Coast into Namaqualand. In the early spring this usually barren area comes to life with the blooming of numerous desert adapted flower species. You will camp the night. Breakfast. Dinner.
Day 4 & 5: Orange River canoe trip, Namibia
Today you will cross the border into Namibia, then travel the short distance to the base camp on the banks of the Orange River from where you will begin your canoe adventure. Once you have packed all of your gear into the 2 man canoes, you will set off into the wilderness.
The Orange River creates an awesome spectacle, a green ribbon winding its way through the desert and towering mountains of the Richtersvelt National Park. You will spend one night camping on the banks, under the desert skies, and will then return to the base camp and vehicle to camp the next night in relative comfort. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
Day 6: Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Today you will head directly for the Fish River Canyon, the second largest of its kind in the world. After visiting the viewpoints, and exploring the lip of the Canyon, you will set up camp at Hobas. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
Day 7 & 8: Namib Desert, Namibia
Leaving the Canyon behind, you will continue north to the true Namib Desert, with its continually shifting barchan dunes and magnificent landscapes. The next 2 nights are spent at the Drifters Desert Camp situated on a private game reserve.
This camp is spectacularly situated against a rock outcrop between the stark mountains and the red dune-lands. During your stay here guided walks and drives will be conducted including a night drive within the reserve. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
Page: 2 Day 9: Sossusvlei - Swakopmund, Namibia An early start you will travel directly to the dune fields of Sossusvlei. The last part of the journey to the dunes will be through the thick dune sand and for this an open 4X4 vehicle will be used.
After climbing the dunes for the spec ...
Page: 3 Day 17: Okavango Delta, Botswana Today you will head into the heart of the Okavango, either by light aircraft or by sandy track, depending on conditions. Once in the Delta you will continue by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) to your remote camp.
This is truly nature’s wonder ...
The Orange River creates an awesome spectacle, a green ribbon winding its way through the desert and towering mountains of the Richtersveld National Park.
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Consisting of seven waterfalls, when the river is in flood, the falls are the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Between 20 000 and 500 000 cubic metres of water a minute crash into the Batoka Gorge.
Warm, African inspired interiors
Camp Okuti features African inspired furniture and decoration in warm colours to ensure the experience of the real Africa at Camp Okuti, Botswana.