Cape to Namibia Explorer

15 days from £2,495pp (excl. international flights)

Cape Town  – Fish River Canyon  – Namib Desert  – Swakopmund  – Etosha

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Kick off your guided tour in Cape Town before heading north to see what Namibia has to offer

This trip is the perfect combination: it combines contrasting landscapes with the perfect balance of city viewing and desert exploring.

Start your adventure in Cape Town exploring Hout Bay, Table Mountain and tasting the world famous cusine at V&A waterfront. Then, head north for a journey through Namibia and experience hiking in Fish River Canyon (second largest in the world), game drives in Etosha Pan National Park, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and sightseeing in the city of Windhoek

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The itinerary…

Day 1: The journey begins...

Boulders  Beach

Boulders Beach

Fly overnight to Cape Town. Land mid-morning and check in to your Cape Town hotel where you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy as you please.

Day 2: Cape Town tour

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

After an early breakfast meet your tour at 8am, head to Hout Bay harbour en route to Cape Point Nature Reserve and then the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. In the evening you'll sample some of Cape Town’s culinary wonders at a local restaurants in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Spend the night at City Lodge V&A Waterfront in a twin room with an ensuite.

Day 3: Cederberg

The Cederberg Mountains

The Cederberg Mountains

Head north to the Cederberg and explore the rugged landscape on foot before relaxing in chalets for the evening. The Cederberg is a massive rock wilderness with giant sandstone boulders that have been sculpted by wind and rain into bizarre and artistic shapes Spend one night at Highlanders Lodge in a twin room with an ensuite.

Day 4: River and Valleys

Gariep River Near The South Africa Namibia Border

Gariep River region

Make your way into the Gariep River region where the land is more arid and spend the day in the cool water swimming and relaxing. You also have the option to venture downstream in canoes (own expense). Spend the evening at a Felix Unite twin-share cabana on the Gariep River.

Day 5: Second largest Canyon in the World

Fish River Canyon In Namibia

The dramatic Fish River Canyon

In the afternoon make your way to the Canyon just in time to watch a spectacular sunset as the sun slips over the canyon’s rim. The Fish River Canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia. With its depth of up to 550m, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Spend the night at Seeheim Hotel in a twin-share chalet with an ensuite.

Day 6-7: The Namib Desert

Sunway  Namibia  Sossusvlei Safari Group Photo


Walk to Sossusvlei, explore Sesriem Canyon and from the comfort of the lodge outside the national park watch dramatic sunsets over the world’s highest sand dunes.(If you prefer not to do the 4km walk to Sossusvlei there is an optional 4-wheel drive transfer at own expense). Spend two nights in a twin-share permanent tent with an ensuite at Desert Camp.

Day 8-9: See the sea at Swakopmund

Swakopmund In Namibia


Swakopmund is a popular seaside resort and adventure activity capital of Namibia; spend the day exploring the town and what it has to offer or go wild and try dune boarding (own expense). You will stay at Hotel Pension a la Mer for tow nights in a twin share standard room with an ensuite.

Day 10: Brandberg Massive Moutains

Sunway  Namibia  Brandberg


Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, home to Namibia's highest mountain and the famous 'White Lady' Bushman Painting. Stay overnight at the Brandberg White Lady Lodge in a twin-share chalet with an ensuite.

Day 11-12: Game viewing in Etosha National Park

Etosha Watering Hole

Etosha watering hole

Explore Etosha National Park with game drives around the dried pan where you will see elephants, herds of antelope and lions around the waterholes. spending the evening at a lodge on the outskirts of the national park. You will stay at the Tarentaal Guest Farm for two nights in a twin room with an ensuite.

Day 13: City of Windhoek

Windhoek City


Today you'll explore Windhoek: a city influenced by the German Colonial era, visit the cosmopolitan capital and enjoy a restaurant meal (own expense). Windhoek's charms lie in the blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. Stay overnight at the Terra Africa Guesthouse in a twin room with a ensuite.

Day 14: Time to say your goodbyes

Meet in the early morning to say goodbye to your tour guide and fellow explorers. Head off to the airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg before flying overnight to London.

Day 15: Adventure memories

Arrive into UK in the morning, with your amazing memories of the Cape to Namibia Grand Explorer adventure.

Duration: 14 nights

Location: Namibia Holidays, Africa

Price: £2495pp

The price of this trip is £2,495pp based on two people sharing excluding international flights to/from your home country.

Accommodation and meal inclusions are as follows:

  • 1 night at airport hotel, Cape Town - standard room, breakfast included.
  • 1 night at City Lodge V&A Waterfront, Cape Town - twin room with ensuite, breakfast included.
  • 1 night at Highlanders Lodge, Cederbeg - twin room with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 1 night at Felix Unite, Gariep River - twin share cabana with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 1 night at Seeheim Hotel, Fish River Canyon - twin share chalet with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 2 nights at Desert Camp, Namib Desert - permanent tents with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Pension a la Mer - twin standard room with ensuite - both breakfasts and one lunch provided.
  • 1 night at Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Brandberg = twin share chalet with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 2 nights at Tarentaal Guest Farm - twin room with ensuite, all meals provided.
  • 1 night at Terra Africa Guesthouse, Windhoek - twin-share room with ensuite, breakfast included.

Price also includes:

  • Game drives, walks, and activities mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Guide fees and park entrance fees.


  • International flights to/from your home country.
  • Any activities (including game drives) that are marked as optional.
  • Meals and drinks that are not mentioned as included.
  • Single supplements.
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When to go to Namibia

Find out the best time to visit Namibia with our month by month guide.

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Bring your umbrella, it's rainy season. January is mid-summer in Namibia with the possibility of torrential downpours mid afternoon, but with temperatures of 30-35 degrees it tends to be hot and humid.



Similar to January, it is hot and humid with the chance of a downpour in the afternoon.



In March, rainfall starts to decrease and temperatures lower with nights becoming increasingly cool. Although daytime temperatures remain hot reaching up to 30 degrees.



April is predominantly dry and hot, although there can be a couple of sporadic rainy days across the month



Winter is coming. May has little or no rainfall and the humidity is low, in northern regions around Etosha you'll find fresher, greener landscapes with wildlife gathering around depleting watering holes.

  • If you're looking to tackle the Fish River Canyon Hike this is the best time to visit Namibia.


In June the nights are cold and temperatures can drop below 10 degrees, whilst in the Namib desert it can reach below freezing. There is no chance of rain as the dry season is in full flow.



Visitors in July will experience one of Namibia's coldest months, be sure to pack warm clothing as game drives can be chilly.



Like July, visitors in August will experience one of Namibia's coldest months, be sure to pack warm clothing as game drives can be chilly and night time temperatures can drop below freezing both at the coast and inland.



Considered the best month to travel to Namibia, September is temperate with clear dry skies and low humidity levels.



In October game viewing is at its best, the vegetation is fading with temperatures rising up to 29 degrees.



Heat continues to rise, with humidity levels remaining low, however there is a chance of rain in the afternoons.



December brings the first rains of the season, bringing everything to life as animals start to disperse as more water becomes available.


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