Big open skies, panoramic views and spectacular sceneries make this 7 Day Desert Explorer tour a firm favourite on everyone’s bucket list! From Cape Town – one of the world’s most beloved cities – to the Fish River Canyon and the Namib Desert, the contrasts and natural wonders never cease to amaze. Paddle the Orange River, watch the sun rise over the desert dunes, have dinner on the rim of the world’s second largest canyon and try some of South Africa’s finest wines. All you have to do is book this tour and join us on an adventure of a lifetime!

Featured Highlights

Not all highlights are included in the tour price and form part of the Activity Package. Ideally we would include all activities, but not everyone can afford this. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Swakopmund

From R610
  Airport Transfer Available Gruner Kranz

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


Our tours come with an Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours and therefore this itinerary has been written with these items included in the day-by-day itinerary. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this.

Day 01


After meeting your guides, you will have the rest of the day to explore or participate in one of the many activities available here. Most popular activities are quad biking in the dunes or tandem skydiving. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day.

Optional Activities
Sky Diving
Quad Biking (2 hours)
Dinner Out Swakopmund
Day 02


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.

Swakopmund to Sesriem
Included Activities
Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package
Guided desert walk with local expert
Day 03

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.

Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Included Activities
Explore Sossusvlei
Hike up Dune 45
Day 04

Fish River Canyon

Today we travel south to the Fish River Canyon where we hike along the edge of the canyon and see the amazing sunset. (It is possible that you may see the sunrise at the canyon the next morning instead due to the road conditions or time of year you are travelling).

Namib-Naukluft Park to Fish River Canyon
Included Activities
Hike along the rim of the Fish River Canyon
Day 05

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.

Fish River Canyon to Gariep / Orange River
Optional Activities
Half-Day Canoe Trip
Day 06

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.

Orange river to Citrusdal
Activity Package
Wine tasting & traditional dinner
Day 07

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.

Citrusdal to Cape Town

Activity Package

Below are all highlights that are part of the Activity Package. This is an optional additional payment that covers what we consider to be 'essential activities' on our tours. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed under the itinerary of the tour and in our pre departure information document.

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


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