Overview

This adventure meanders through big sky country, Namibia and South Africa. We travel North to a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade goods before arriving at Etosha National Park for a unique game driving experience. We travel to Kamanjab to visit the Himba people, easily recognised by their style of dress. Spitzkoppe is our next destination where we explore unique rock formations and view starry skies. Swakopmund is the adventure capital of Namibia, we’ll visit here before heading to Sossusvlei and the Fish River where we will hike along the rim of the canyon. Arriving in South Africa we’ll take a canoe trip on the Orange River before finishing our tour in Cape Town.

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Some of the activities listed above form part of an "Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.  We do recommend that you prebook your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Windhoek

From R630
  Airport Transfer Available Arebbusch Lodge

Arebbusch Travel Lodge is located at the gateway to Namibia’s unique variety of wildlife, cultures and geography. A 10 minute drive from the centre of Windhoek means that you can explore the historical city or relax at your lodge on the banks of the Arebbusch River. At the lodge … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Cape Town

From R1,350
  Airport Transfer Available Strand Towers

Strand Towers Hotel is located in the centre of Cape Town and is within easy walking distance of vibrant Long Street and the V&A Waterfront. The views from this 4 Star hotel will keep you spellbound – be sure to spend some time watching the city as it goes about … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Day 01

Etosha National Park

Leaving the city sights behind us, we travel into Namibia’s barren northern area.  On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home.  We enter Etosha National Park and game drive through to our campsite for the night.

Distance
±455km
Route
Windhoek to Etosha
Included Activities
Craft market stop en-route
Entrance to Etosha National Park
Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck
Day 02

Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Included Activities
Full day game drive in Nomad truck
Day 03

Outjo

As it is a short drive to Outjo, our destination for the night, we will spend the morning enjoying our last game drive through the park. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can relax around the pool at our lodge.

Distance
±120km
Route
Etosha to Outjo
Day 04

Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaces during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Distance
±130km
Route
Outjo to Khorixas
Activity Package
Himba Tribe Visit
People
The Himba People
Day 05

Swakopmund

En route to Swakopmund, we visit Spitzkoppe. Our guide will take us on a walk to marvel at the incredible landscape. Then we travel to Namibia’s Atlantic coast and Swakopmund, Namibia’s adventure capital. You will be briefed on the optional activities available here. At night there is an optional dinner at a local restaurant where you can try different types of local dishes.

Distance
±310km
Route
Khorixas to Swakopmund
Included Activities
Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 06

Swakopmund

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers.  Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Optional Activities
Dolphin Cruise 4/5 hours
Sky Diving
Sandboarding
Quad Biking (2 hours)
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 07

Sesriem

After the adventure and adrenaline rush of Swakopmund, we drive south into the mysterious Namib Desert.
We will be joined by a local expert on a guided walk and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions. Tonight we enjoy dinner around the campfire, do a little star gazing and listen to the calls of the jackals and barking geckos.

Distance
±430km
Route
Swakopmund to Sesriem
Included Activities
Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package
Guided desert walk with local expert
Day 08

Sossusvlei Dunes

We have a full day in the Namib-Naukluft National Park that starts with a walk up dune 45 for an amazing view and photo opportunity.  After our hike, we will have the chance to explore Sossusvlei and relax at camp before taking a short hike into Sesriem Canyon.

Distance
±130km
Route
Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Included Activities
Explore Sossusvlei
Hike up Dune 45
Day 09

Fish River Canyon

Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon, stopping briefly to enjoy the magnificent views over the canyon before making our way to our overnight accommodation spot.

Distance
±425km
Route
Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon
Included Activities
Visit to the Fish River Canyon
Day 10

Gariep / Orange River

We leave early on our last day in Namibia travelling south to the border with South Africa at the Gariep / Orange River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the Orange River. In the afternoon there is an optional canoeing activity on the River or you can just chill out at the campsite and go for a swim.

Distance
±205km
Route
Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River
Optional Activities
Half-Day Canoe Trip
Day 11

Cederberg Region

Today is a long drive through the Northern Cape to the fruit producing area in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Upon arrival at our campsite, we will enjoy a wine tasting and a traditional meal.

Distance
±500km
Route
Orange river to Citrusdal
Activity Package
Wine tasting & traditional dinner
Day 12

Cape Town

Our final day on tour, we head to the mother city, Cape Town.  Before entering the city we will stop at Table View for a magnificent photo opportunity of Table Mountain from the other side of the bay.

Distance
±250km
Route
Citrusdal to Cape Town

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Himba Tribe Visit
  • Guided desert walk with local expert
  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner

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