This adventurous self-drive trip takes you south from Windhoek in Namibia to Cape Town in South Africa, stopping en route in a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes. Explore the towering red-orange sand dunes of the Namib, the world's oldest desert; visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop; and marvel at the sunset views over Fish River Canyon. Cross the border into South Africa and discover the vast open spaces and wildlife of Namaqualand and the Cederberg Wilderness Area before arriving in the fishing village of Paternoster and, finally, Cape Town.
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Overnight flight from London to Windhoek, via
Johannesburg, with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Arrive and transfer to Galton Guesthouse for 1
night. Your hire car will be delivered this afternoon.
The remainder of the day is at leisure. (N)
Drive to the Namib desert. Stay 2 nights at Hoodia
Desert Lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab river,
surrounded by majestic mountains. The following
day take a drive through the Sesriem Gate to the
giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei, with a stop at the
30-metre-deep Sesriem canyon. Evening sunset
drive. (B, D)
Drive to Aus. Stay 2 nights at Klein-Aus Vista
(Eagle’s Nest Chalets). Optional activities here
include hiking, nature drives and viewing the
wild horses. The following day we recommend a
morning visit to Kolmanskop, Namibia’s renowned
ghost town, and a wander around Lüderitz in the
Drive to the spectacular Fish River Canyon, one
of the world’s largest. Stay 2 nights at Fish River
Lodge. Evening sunset drive. Following day at
leisure or optional canyon drive or canyon hike run
by the lodge. The canyon is deserted and is home
to a wide variety of wildlife and incredibly beautiful
picnic spots. (B, D)
Drive south to Naries Namakwa Retreat in Namaqualand, South Africa, just west of
Springbok. Stay 2 nights. (B, D)
Self-drive through Namaqua National Park.
Fields of wildflowers, (usually during August and
September) star studded nights, quiver trees
and enormous granite outcrops are some of the
memorable features of this area. (B, L, D)
Drive south to the Cederberg and stay 2 nights
at Bushmans Kloof. Afternoon wildlife drive. The
following day, choose from a variety of morning
and afternoon activities including a visit to the
Bushman rock art sites, a guided wildlife drive or
nature walk, hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming or
fly-fishing. (B, L, D)
Morning activity at Bushmans Kloof then drive to
Paternoster, a sleepy white-washed fishing village
on a bleak but beautiful part of the west coast.
Stay 2 nights at Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest
House. Following day at leisure to browse the art
galleries, stroll along the pristine white beach, go
sea kayaking, walk among beautiful coastal fynbos
or enjoy the magnificent wild flower displays in the
spring (Aug – Sep). (B)
Drive south to Cape Town and stay 2 nights at
More Cape Cadogan. The remainder of your time
here is at leisure. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursions. Drive to Cape
Town airport and drop off your hire car. Board your
flight to London with British Airways, arriving the
next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Located 270 km north of Cape-Town, unique and unspoilt, this one time hunting ground of the intrepid San, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower destination. Since 1992, Bushmans Kloof has embodied the rebirth and development of this sanctuary, with a mission to create a thriving wilderness. In recognition of its rich cultural, historical and environmental significance, Bushmans Kloof has been declared a South African Natural Heritage Site. Activities include daily rock art excursions, botanical tours, game viewing and sunset drives in open game viewing vehicles, bird watching, nature trails and river...
Eagle's Nest Chalets are built into rounded granite boulders with a rugged granite-gneiss mountain as a backdrop. A 7-km drive from the main lodge, the Eagle's Nest Chalets are private self-catering retreats combining natural elements and boulders into their interiors in a rustic and luxurious blend. Choose whether to cook in the kitchen, on the fire, or to eat in the Desert Horse Inn restaurant; take-away breakfast or barbecue packs are available on request. Eagle's Nest is an attractive base for those who appreciate boundless space, a sense of privacy, innovation, the out-of-the-ordinary and the spectacular.
Features: 7 chalets, restaurant, bar, swimming pool (free Wi-Fi at Desert Horse Inn, the sister property of Eagle's Nest Chalets, 7km drive away on a sand road).
Room amenities: Self-catering facilities (small kitchen), barbecue facility, en sute bathrooms with shower, ceiling...
Fish River lodge is situated on the western rim of the canyon. Guests are accommodated in 20 contemporary stone chalets. Each chalet features an outdoor shower and, for those that would like to experience sleeping under the stars, an outdoor bed is available. Activities available from the lodge include walks and drives into the...
Galton Guest House is located just 10 minutes from the centre of Windhoek in the tranquil suburb of Eros. There are eight contemporary style guestrooms with modern facilities, wireless internet access and televisions. There is a communal lounge with bar facilities, a swimming pool and garden. There is a small selection of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the property. Lunch and dinner are also available at the guest house, served in their al fresco dining...
On the banks of the Tsauchab River lies the Hoodia Desert Lodge, 60 km from Sesriem. 12 ensuite and air conditioned tented bungalows offer privacy and relaxation. Each bungalow has an open air bathroom, shaded porch and stargazing platform. The restaurant offers traditional and international cuisine accompnaied by a selection of South African...
The Cape Cadogan dates back to the early 19th century and is a stately Georgian and Victorian building located just off Kloof Street. Bohemian chic is a trademark if this charming boutique hotel as it has been themed on the Irish literary figure Oscar Wilde.
The 12 luxurious en suite bedrooms are lavishly decorated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture. Most open onto a private balcony, courtyard or deck. The Cape Cadogan Mews offers four superior self-catered flats that are fully serviced and just a short walk from the hotel's reception. Guests staying in the apartments can use all of the hotel's facilities.
Guest areas comprise a comfortable lounge with open fireplace, a library to relax and read, a pool area and a wonderful garden. Sumptuous breakfasts are served overlooking the grounds and shaded courtyard and although dinner is not available at the...
Naries Namakwa Mountains Suites is a tranquil retreat on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Kleinzee. The property has spectacular views of the surrounding rugged mountain scenery. The three mountain suites are set into the natural rock, creating a rustic but luxurious...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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WCT2018: 15 Nights
Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering a...
The Cederberg Wilderness Area - close to Citrusdal and Clanwilliam - is renowned for its...
Fish River Canyon
The Fish River is, at 650 kilometres, the longest river in Namibia....
The classic desert scenery around Sossusvlei is the stuff that postcards...
Windhoek is a small but bustling city with a continental atmosphere. It is...