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Cape & Dunes Discoverer tour
Cape Town Etosha National Park Cape & Dunes Discoverer Trip

Cape & Dunes Discoverer

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
12 days
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Highlights

  • Marvel at fish river canyon
  • Climb dune 45
  • Get your adrenaline going with adventure activities in swakopmund
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful etosha national park

Short Description

From desert scenery to white-sand beaches and the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon, and experience incredible wildlife safari drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, and guesthouses for a cultural experience you’ll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife – this is truly an African experience!

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Windhoek
End City Cape Town

Destinations

Namibia South Africa

Cities & Attractions

Cape Town Etosha National Park Windhoek

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop
  • Windhoek Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
  • Swartwater Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Windhoek

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L)

Leave Windhoek and head north through the Namibian countryside to Etosha National Park. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 450km)

Day 3 Etosha National Park

Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for some of the famous wildlife. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive

Day 4 Etosha National Park/Swakopmund

Watch the beautiful desert landscape go by en route to western Namibia. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: On this route, we pass through a moon landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia in the distance. Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 610km)

Day 5 Swakopmund

You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

Day 6 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1D)

Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, a general dealer/coffee shop, and a small mechanical workshop. Drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep sea harbor. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 260km)

Day 7 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit

Day 8 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B)

Continue on to the Fish River Canyon area. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 500km)

Day 9 Fish River Canyon/Orange River (1B)

Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in its majestic beauty. Continue on to the banks of the Orange River with time to swim or just relax. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in this part of the country. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)

Day 10 Orange River/Lambert's Bay (1B)

We head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. In the afternoon, opt to visit the well known Bird Island where you can find more than 25,000 blue-eyed gannets at certain times of the year. Penguins also gather on this island for breeding between August and October. Opt to stroll through this lovely town, visiting unique artisan shops and boutiques. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - South Africa) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 450km)

Day 11 Lambert's Bay/Cape Town (1B)

While travelling towards Cape Town, through Namaqualand, keep an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). Cape Town has many different options should you book extra time to explore after the tour. Visit Table Mountain, explore Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope), or join a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch (45 min drive). Visit the old French Huguenot town of Franschoek and surroundings (1 hr drive). For the truly adventurous, try skydiving, abseiling, or even cage diving, for a close encounter with the great white sharks. Opt to wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa (Botanical Gardens and Parliament Gardens), or visit the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and numerous other small museums and theaters. Additional Notes: Please note that we arrive in Cape Town in the early afternoon, you might not have time to participate in lengthy activities or see many sights. If you would like to see or do anything, we recommend booking an extra night or two before your return flight home. Included Activities: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre Transport: Travelling from Lambert's Bay to Cape Town, with a stop along the way at !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre. Private Vehicle (5.50 hour(s), 350km)

Day 12 Cape Town

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Air-conditioned touring vehicles, walking. For all of our standard class trips in southern Africa, including this tour, we use a private local bus for the journey. With air conditioning, and sliding windows, this style of transportation is a comfortable way to travel through the region. In addition, even with a full group of 18 travelers, there will be extra space for the benefit of the group. Having our own private vehicle throughout the tour allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed. In addition, we are able to travel to out-of-the-way locations where public transportation does not reach. Road conditions in South Africa are generally good, though once in Namibia and beyond, the road quality deteriorates. As such, we slow our traveling speed and enjoy some sand and bumps en route – something which is of course part of the adventure of traveling in Africa!

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Max 18, Avg 14

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).

Hotel
/Guesthouse 7 nights in standard twin rooms with en suite or shared facilities.

 Participation Camping (please bring your sleeping bag and towel)
 4 nights are spent in tents in Etosha National Park and Sesriem Area. Tents are twin with shared ablutions.

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned tour vehicle for the long drives. 2. It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate if you are traveling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country. 3. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 4. Water-wise tips when visiting Cape Town: Cape Town is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts it has seen in over 100 years, and while we want you to have the best time possible while there, here are some tips to help reduce your water usage: - Bring a reusable water bottle, that you can fill with Cape Town’s tasty tap water. - Reuse your towels in the hotel, for at least two days, before getting new ones. - Keep your laundry until you have a full load to do, rather than just doing a handful of items. - Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, or shaving. - Keep your showers to two minutes or less, and don’t use the bath. - Use hand sanitizer, instead of washing hands. 5. DRONES The use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

Meals

Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available in southern Africa. On this tour, we provide only a few meals for you and your group members, so as to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility in you choices. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though - while in the larger centres, your group leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Your tour leader prepare the meals included in the Okavango Delta, arranging to purchase the foodstuffs before our bush camping excursion begins. Breakfasts will generally be cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Lunches will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. For the included meals, vegetarian meal requests and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

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