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Windhoek to Cape Town - Itinerary

We start the trip in Windhoek, a small capital city with many places of historical interest. Spend the afternoon there and visit a local museum or haggling at the street side markets. There are also many shops for those in need of a bit of retail therapy. And if you like take a meal out at a beer house, German style.

Day 1 - 2  Heading north to Etosha Pan National Park. Thousands of years ago this vast saltpan was a lake, till Kunene River changed course and deprived the lake of water. The pan and surrounding bush support large numbers and a wide range of wildlife. We view game from the truck and spend the evenings by the floodlit water holes at the park's campsites. These water holes provide an excellent opportunity to observe animals that are hard to find during the day, particularly rhino and also smaller animals such as the genet. Elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, oryx, ostrich, springbok, jackals, hyenas and meercats are also likely to be seen here.

Day 3  We leave Etosha and head to Brandberg Mountain [fire mountain]a massive mountain outcrop rising above the gravel plains, uninhabited and isolated with the tallest mountain in Namibia.

Day 4  Namibia is a land of wide open spaces and we pass few inhabited areas as we drive towards Spitzkoppe; a group of granite peaks. Here you can take an optional guided walk with the San to their ancient rock art sites.

Days 5 - 6  To Swakopmund, an old German colonial seaside resort with plenty of things to do for the energetic and German beer halls for those after a more relaxing time. Horse-riding, quad biking or sand boarding on the dunes, deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, jump out of a plane or take a scenic flight over the coastline  are just a few of the things you can do here.

DAYS 7 – 8 Swakopmund to Sesriem Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to the industrial Walvis Bay before turning inland and toward the desert. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods.

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Dune 45 & Sossusvlei. An early start into Namib-Naukluft National Park, we take a morning roaming around the sands. We take some time to summit the famous Dune 45. We then take a desert shuttle a further 5kms into the desert where you can take a walk to Sossusvlei; a river which ends is a salt and clay pan, surrounded by high red dunes.

Day 9  After overnighting in the desert we drive south to Fish River Canyon; 160km long and half a kilometre deep; second in length only to the Grand Canyon. You can trek along the rim and look into the canyon from the various viewpoints.

 Day 10  We Cross into South Africa on the Gariep River or Orange River. Take a canoe trip down the river or relax by the pool enjoying the spectacular view.

We drive through mountain valleys and stony semi-desert following the farmland south through the sparsely populated areas of the Western Cape. Cederberg growing area of the centre of one of the Cape's many wine routes.

Day 11 - 13 Continuing south through to the fruit growing area of Citrusdal; we cross the mountains to Cape Town - a beautiful city, plenty of cafes, pubs, clubs and markets. We go and visit a township before finishing our trip

 While in Cape Town; go and climb Table Mountain or take the cable car to the top for views of the city and visit Robben Island

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