Trip to Namibia, South Africa

7 Day Namibia Desert

Ref: PCS


Come explore with us some unique activities with incredible places including Namib Desert, Tropic of Capricorn, Naukluf National Park and more.

  • 6 Breakfast
  • 6 Lunch / 6 Dinner
  • Adventure Truck
  • Dates on Request
  • 1 English Guide
  • Namibia, South Africa
  • Starting & Ending in Cape Town


Namibia, South Africa





Day 1 – South Africa to Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town this morning we make a last stop for a look back at Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  The Cederberg region not only boasts spectacular mountains and orange farms, but it is also the home of the Rooibos bush and today we will visit a working Rooibos tea farm and see the plants of Rooibos and Buchu that occur naturally in the wild. Indigenous to the mountain slopes of the Cederberg, this herbal beverage has earned an international reputation as a healthy and refreshing alternative to regular tea. A dinner at our overnight stop offers an opportunity for us to get acquainted while enjoying some South African hospitality.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Cape Town to Citrusdal

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Namaqualand, Gariep (Orange) River

Namaqualand presents us with our first experience of the Desert vistas that will accompany us in the days ahead. We continue our journey north and after a short stop for supplies in Springbok, we travel to our camp on the banks of the Orange River. If you are fortunate enough to be travelling in the spring months (July to September) you may encounter the wild flowers that have made this region famous. No matter the time of year though, the strange desert vistas offer a unique backdrop to this day’s travel.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Citrusdal to Vioolsdrift

Included Highlight: Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Namibia, Gariep (Orange) River, Fish River Canyon

While the Orange River was named after the Dutch Royal House, in recent times it has been referred to by its original name of Gariep, which simply means “river” in the indigenous KhoeKhoe language. Beginning its journey in the mountains of Lesotho, the Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and offers a unique contrast to the desert landscapes along its banks. The best way to experience the river is by getting out on the water and this morning we have the opportunity to join an optional canoe trip on the river.  Around midday (after lunch) we depart the Orange River and head inland, crossing the border into Namibia.  We make a brief stop at the mineral hot springs for a dip in the pool before arriving at our camp in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite Shared Ablutions

Route: Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon

Optional Activity: Half-day canoe trip

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 – Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground

We rise early this morning, pack up our camp, making our way to the rim of the Fish River Canyon.  We arrive in time to catch the morning sunrays filter through the canyon.  After stretching our legs with a gentle walk along the rim of the canyon, we turn west and head for Keetmanshoop. Our afternoon will be spent meandering through the Quiver Tree Forest and The Giants Playground – named for the way in which the massive dolerite boulders have been placed on each other – creating rock formations and a series of mazes.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Fish River Canyon to Keetmanshoop

Included Highlights: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon / Visit to Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 – Namib-Naukluft National Park

Every overland journey has some long travelling days and today is one of those as we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. Our destination is the dune fields that cover the western reaches of the desert. Long dusty roads and sparsely populated farmlands offer us an insight into the vastness of rural Namibia. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west, the slowly changing landscape represents the many faces of this desert country. Tonight we camp on the doorstep of the dune fields and fall asleep to the unique calls of the elusive Barking Gecko.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Keetmanshoop to Namib Naukluft NP

Included Highlight: Sesriem Canyon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 – Sossusvlei Dunes, Namib-Naukluft National Park

Watching the sunrise over the red dunes is an iconic highlight of any trip to Namibia and this morning we rise before the sun to capture this magnificent moment. A brisk climb up Dune 45 offers us the perfect vantage point to marvel at the changing colours of the desert sunrise. Once satisfied we descend this famous dune and enjoy a hearty breakfast before catching a 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei, here we will spend time on foot visiting the pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we empty the red sand from our shoes and spend the night under the magnificent desert stars, knowing that we have spent a full-day enjoying the wonders of this harsh land. This afternoon we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion.

Accommodation Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions

Route: Namib-Naukluft NP – Naukluft Area

Included Highlight: Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4×4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Guided desert walk with local expert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Swakopmund

Our final day in the desert continues as we join a local expert for an educational desert excursion.  Reluctantly we leave the Namib behind and after a stop to mark our crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn, we continue to the Atlantic coastline.  Today we continue west and make our way to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where adventure and a dose of civilization await. We make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon, where we hope to catch a glimpse of the flamingo’s that feed in the shallows. Arriving in Swakopmund your tour will come to an end.  You will have the opportunity to book some of the many adventures on offer, should you wish to spend additional nights in the town.

Route: Naukluft Area to Swakopmund

Included Activity: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon

Meals: Breakfast


What’s included

  • Meals (Breakfast x 6 / Lunch x 6 / Dinner x 6)
  • Accommodation
  • Qualified crew
  • Transport in a Adventure Truck
  • Included highlights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.

What’s excluded

  • Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips)
  • Entrance fees (associated with optional activities / souvenirs / activity packages and optional activities).

Maximum Number of Passengers – 24

Arrival / Departure
Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. We also highly recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends to allow for delays and changes.

Tour departure point
07:00am40 Burg Street, Cape Town, South Africa.
Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Tour ending point
Corner of Moses Garoeb Street & Anton Lubowski Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

Countries Visited
South Africa, Namibia


All information provided in this tour dossier is subject to change without prior notice. Changes would always be in consideration of your safety first and a better quality experience where possible.  Overnight accommodation stops can change without prior notification, depending on road or weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the properties listed in this dossier, these are to be used as a guideline only. We recommend that you download the most up to date version of this tour dossier one week prior to your tour departure date, however, changes are possible within 7 days prior to your tour departure.

Partaking in an adventure tour in Africa involves covering hundreds if not thousands of kilometers and our tours are as much about this journey as they are about the destinations we visit. Use your time during these drives to talk to your fellow travelers, have a drink and take note of the world passing by your window. Some roads you travel on will be smooth and easy while others could take up to an hour to cover 1 kilometer. There is just no telling what could happen with road, weather, traffic and other conditions that may exist that will either increase or decrease the amount of time you spend on the road so take your watch off, put your iPad away, turn off your phone and just relax. An average day could take anything from 5 to 14 hours, it all depends on the day… and that’s only an “average”!



Price per person - Terrestrial


Season Room type Value
until 31/12/2020 Twin Share R 12750

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