Be introduced to some of the most spectacular sights in southern Africa on this private Namibia and South Africa tour. See the spectacular sand dunes of Sossusvlei and ancient rock art of Damaraland in Namibia, and explore the Table Mountains and Winelands in South Africa. From desert-adapted wildlife to the Big Five Animals in Kruger, plenty of animal encounters await you too!
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The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world.
Kulala Desert Lodge: Morning Excursion to SossusvleI, visit of Sesriem Canyon, scenic drives in Kulala Nature Reserve, guided nature walks After morning coffee and rusks, head out to explore the spectacular Sossusvlei. Enter the Namib-Naukluft National Park through a private gate with marvelous views of the Namib Sand Sea. Enroute, you’ll see small game such as oryx, bat-eared fox, brown hyena and more, during your guided drives on the Kulala Nature Reserve. Visit the stunning white pans of Deadvlei, and the towering golden-orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei. After a light breakfast on the dunes, take guided walks around camp with the backdrop of stunning mountains. Set out on a nature trail along the dry river bed of Tsauchab, observing insects, reptiles, and rodents that live in these harsh conditions. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy lunch on a beautifully laid out table under the canopy of camelthorn trees. Later, saunter along the Sesriem Canyon floor admiring its beautiful formations before returning to lodge as the sunlight fades away.
Little Kulala: Morning Excursion to Sossusvlei, visit of Sesriem Canyon, scenic drives in Kulala Nature Reserve, guided nature walks, Quad biking, Star gazing and scorpion night walk Discover the shape-shifting, chameleon-like epic landscape of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei that’s forever changing with the wind and the sun. Guided excursions to these ancient Namib clay pans skirted by sandy dunes are among the driest spots on our planet. Visit the primeval wonder of Sesriem Canyon with its distinct geological layers. Spot the region’s native wildlife of oryx, bat-eared fox, brown hyena and exotic birdlife on guided nature drives to the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Stretch your legs on guided walking trips along the dry riverbed of the Tsauchab River, and watch the small wonders of unbound nature. Let the adventurer within you discover the exhilaration of quad biking through the Kulala Wilderness Reserve with its spectacular views of the vast desert and its wild denizens. (Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).
Damaraland is one Namibia’s most scenic areas with its huge and ruggedly beauty, ideal for adventurous guests.
Doro Nawas Camp: Nature drives, Cultural activities, Nature walks and Rock art excursions Unearth the treasures of Damaraland in Namibia. Marvel at stunning geological phenomena – from the prehistoric San rock art at Twyfelfontein, and the fossilized tree trunks at the Petrified Forest, to the Organ Pipes rock formations, and the solidified lava flow of the Burnt Mountain. Set out on nature drives in open Land Rovers, presenting panoramic vistas of Etendeka Mountains and red sandstone cliffs around you. See desert-adapted elephants, springboks, and gemsboks, and a variety of birdlife in the Huab River Valley. You may occasionally encounter a wandering cheetah or the endangered black rhino too. Scenic hikes and riverside lunches showcase the utter wilderness in a different light. For a taste of local history and cultural immersion, visit the Doro !Nawas Conservancy and the Damara Living Museum nearby. You’ll enjoy guided night walks showcasing the Namib’s nocturnal wonders including UV fluorescent scorpions. Namibia’s unpolluted clear skies are ideal for stargazing and learning about the cosmos!
Damaraland Camp: Nature drives, Cultural activities, Nature walks and Rock art excursions Explore the dramatic landscape of Damaraland, with its dry plains and valleys hemmed in by rocky desert mountains. Spot endangered black rhinos, rare desert-adapted elephants and lions, as well as Namibian gemsbok, zebra and giraffe on morning and afternoon game drives – that’s when wildlife is best viewed. Visit local farms and communities of the Nama-Damara, Herero, Ovambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaak of South Africa. Learn more about their cultural heritage, traditions, rituals and daily lives on your interactions with the local community. Go on guided walking trips and watch the small wonders of unbound nature at Damaraland. Explore its ancient geological past and look out for its unique desert-adapted plant and animal life. Hidden among the wild red-rock mountains, at an extra cost, discover some of the finest prehistoric rock art to be found in Africa. (Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).
Kruger National Park is the epitome of safari experience in Africa, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savanna, forests, rivers and mountains.
Arathusa Safari Lodge: Game drives, bush walks Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife. Stretch your legs and enjoy exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.
Inyati Game Lodge: Game drives, bush walks Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife. Stretch your legs and enjoy exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.
Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Private Full Day City Tour and Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Discover cosmopolitan Cape Town with your own vehicle and guide which gives you flexibility to explore at your own pace. Highlights of the tour include the Castle of Good Hope, Green Market Square, Kirstenbosch Garden, Company Gardens and of course – weather permitting – a visit to the top of Table Mountain which offers breathtaking views of Cape Town and the surrounding coastline.
Personalized Cape Point Tour Discover all that Cape Point has to offer on this enjoyable day excursion. Following an early breakfast at your hotel, drive out to the Atlantic Seaboard Coastal Road with your local guide. Enjoy your drive along this scenic stretch of road, passing by white sandy beaches and the ocean by Clifton and Camps Bay. Take in the bracing sea breeze as the wind catches your hair. Watch the sudden appearance of the Twelve Apostles Peaks to one side of the road, while the dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops of the Cape Peninsula rise above the Atlantic on your other side. Make a pit stop at the pretty little fishing village of Hout Bay with its famous Sentinel. If you wish, you can take a boat ride to Seal Island, or browse through colorful stalls by the harbor piled high with handicrafts and local artifacts. Drive up to the Cape’s famed Chapman’s Peak and make the most of its photo opportunities. Continue up to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve before dropping by the spectacular Cape Point. Look out for the feathery ‘fynbos’ swaying in the heathland along with the region’s endemic birds and wildlife, particularly the Cape Mountain Zebra and the baboons. Gaze out at False Bay, or if you wish, you can ride the funicular to the old lighthouse for taking in the twin oceans of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. Take a refreshing lunch break (optional), before visiting the colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Go over to the old naval base of Simon’s Town, and end your eventful day at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens just as the sun sets over the iconic Table Mountain. (Duration: Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Lunch not included. Please bring comfortable walking shoes).
Wine Grapes in the Mellow Sun at the Cape Winelands Experience a leisurely tour of the Winelands with some delicious wine and cheese tasting opportunities and a bit of local history. You have an entire day to appreciate this beautiful countryside with all your senses. After an early breakfast at your hotel, drive over to the rolling Winelands for a cellar tour of some of the best and most romantic vineyards in the region. Enjoy your first round of wine and cheese tasting before driving up to Paarl. Visit the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela had spent the last days of his imprisonment. Drive up to the beautiful little village of Franschhoek, overgrown with vineyards and overlooked by the Cape mountains. Stop over for another round of delicious South African wine paired with cheese. Afterwards you could enjoy an alfresco trout lunch at any of the pretty little restaurants in the area, and make the most of the fresh catch of the day (optional). Travel up to the spectacular rural setting of Stellenbosch after lunch, established by Simon van der Stel in the shadows of the Hottentot Holland Mountains. Feast your eyes on the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and tree-lined avenues shaded by ancient oaks. You could also feast on yet another round of wine and cheese, if time allows. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 9 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meals included: Wine & cheese tasting; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable walking shoes & don’t forget your camera; Note: No wine tasting for those under 18 years)
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights.
Meals as indicated
The following flights in economy class unless otherwise specified:
Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei – Damaraland (Twyfelfontein)
Damaraland (Twyfelfontein) – Windhoek
Windhoek – Johannesburg
Johannesburg – Southern Kruger
Southern Kruger – Cape Town
All activities as indicated:
Sossusvlei: Kulala Desert Lodge: Morning Excursion to SossusvleI, visit of Sesriem Canyon, scenic drives in Kulala Nature Reserve, guided nature walks
Sossusvlei: Little Kulala: Morning Excursion to Sossusvlei, visit of Sesriem Canyon, scenic drives in Kulala Nature Reserve, guided nature walks, Quad biking, Star gazing and scorpion night walk
Damaraland (Twyfelfontein): Doro Nawas Camp: Nature drives, Cultural activities, Nature walks and Rock art excursions
Damaraland (Twyfelfontein): Damaraland Camp: Nature drives, Cultural activities, Nature walks and Rock art excursions
Southern Kruger: Arathusa Safari Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
Southern Kruger: Inyati Game Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
Cape Town: Private Full Day City Tour & Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch
Cape Town: Private Full Day Cape Point Tour
Cape Town: Wine Grapes in the Mellow Sun at the Cape Winelands
Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle
All transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above