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Namibia’s Deep South

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 14 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £4595 Current prices from: £4595
Explore the peace and tranquillity of this largely uninhabited corner of Namibia in your own car. The ever-changing vistas of the Kalahari, Fish River Canyon and Naukluft National Park show a magnificent variety of colours and textures. Two nights at Aus allows you to explore the fascinating ghost town of Kolmanskop, the sleepy German town of Luderitz, and enjoy a gentle hike in search of wild Namib feral horses. En route back from Sossusvlei to Windhoek stop in the Naukluft mountains for 2 nights to explore the many walking trails through the scenic countryside.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • The freedom of a self-drive itinerary
  • Delve into the more remote southern region of Namibia.
  • Diverse experiences from the dramatic Fish River Canyon to the ghost town of Kolmanskop.
  • Hike in the Naukluft mountains.
  • Stay in 4 & 5-star accommodation

Caprivi Strip

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3493 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 643 541 846 1355 1864 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 6 8 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1626 1526 883 201 20 10 0 0 20 231 713 1456
Rainy Days 15 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 13
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Damaraland

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2475 2679 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 745 745 846 1152 1355 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 542 643 813 251 30 0 0 0 20 100 201 171
Rainy Days 8 8 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 5
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Etosha National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3188 3086 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3595 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1559 1050 745 643 948 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 1134 793 261 30 10 0 0 20 80 432 562
Rainy Days 14 13 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 7 8
Humidity H H H M L N N L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kalahari Desert (Namibia)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3595 3391 3290 2984 2679 2272 2373 2577 2984 3290 3493 3595
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1763 1254 643 236 134 337 846 1355 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 472 502 241 70 30 0 10 30 110 191 191
Rainy Days 8 8 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity E E E VH H M H H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1763

Luderitz

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 10 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 40 30 20 30 20 20 10 10 0 10
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 4/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1355 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661

Okahandja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2882 2577 2373 2373 2679 3086 3188 3290 331628
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1457 1050 745 745 948 1254 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 10 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 1004 873 301 40 10 0 10 30 120 301 331
Rainy Days 12 11 10 5 2 1 1 1 2 4 6 7
Humidity E E E VH H H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Okonjima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2984 2882 2679 2373 2475 2679 3086 3290 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 745 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 964 1185 873 381 50 10 0 20 30 110 351 452
Rainy Days 14 13 10 5 2 3 0 1 2 4 7 9
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Omaruru

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 2984 2679 2475 2475 2679 3086 3188 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1559 1152 948 846 948 1254 1457 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 703 823 723 271 30 20 0 10 10 40 201 201
Rainy Days 11 10 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 6 6
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Ongava Private Game Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3086 3086 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3391 3391 3493
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1050 745 643 948 1355 1661 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 803 1004 773 241 20 0 0 0 20 50 321 462
Rainy Days 12 12 9 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 6 7
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1559 1661 1864

Sossusvlei

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2984 2781 2577 2373 2373 2373 2577 2679 2882 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1050 846 745 846 948 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 110 151 40 10 10 0 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swakopmund

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 2170 2068 2068 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1457 1254 1152 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 30 60 20 10 10 0 0 10 0 10 10
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661

Windhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2781 2679 2373 2068 2170 2373 2781 2984 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1355 948 745 643 846 1254 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 853 853 331 60 10 10 10 30 120 251 341
Rainy Days 13 12 11 6 3 1 1 1 2 3 6 7
Humidity M M L L N N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Windhoek (N) Day 2: Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek and collect your hire car. Overnight at Olive Grove Guesthouse. (N)

Day 3: Kalahari

Drive south and stay overnight at Kalahari Red Dune Lodge. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B, D)

Days 4-5: Fish River Canyon

Continue south and stay 2 nights at Fish River Lodge. (B, D) Optional excursions the next day. (B)

Day 6: Aus

Travel north and stay 2 nights at Klein-Aus Vista (Eagle’s Nest Chalets) in Aus. (B, D)

Day 7: Aus

Day at leisure or optional excursions. (B, D)

Days 8-9: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Drive north to the Namib-Naukluft desert and stay 2 nights at Wolvedans Dune Lodge or 2 nights on the Tok Tokkie Trails. Following day at leisure or optional excursions. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Sossusvlei

Drive north to Sossusvlei and stay 2 nights at Hoodia Desert Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. Nature drive included. (B, D)

Day 11: Sossusvlei

Day at leisure or take optional excursions, including an early morning hot air balloon ride. (B, D)

Day 12: Gamsberg mountains

Drive to the Gamsberg mountains and stay 1 night at Corona Guest Farm. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B, D)

Days 13-14: Fly home (B) (N) Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Olive Grove Guest House
    Olive Grove Guest House

    The Olive Grove Guest House is situated close to the city centre in a quiet area. There are nine en suite rooms featuring direct dial telephone, private safe, satellite television and air conditioning. The open air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden are all wonderful settings in which to relax.

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  • Hoodia Desert Lodge
    Hoodia Desert Lodge

    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 wines.

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  • Fish River Lodge
    Fish River Lodge

    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 canyon.

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  • Eagle's Nest Chalets
    Eagle's Nest Chalets

    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. <br>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).<br>Room amenities: Self-catering facilities (small kitchen), barbecue facility, en sute bathrooms with shower, ceiling fan, fireplace, fridge, minibar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, veranda.

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  • Dunes Lodge
    Dunes Lodge

    Dunes Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way. Building style is a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds, opening up to the desert beyond. The lodge has the ambience of a tented camp, but provides the comfort and protection of a permanent building. Each of the nine spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms sports a private verandah, which connects you to vast stretches of untouched sand. Sleeping with your canvas blinds open is just like sleeping under the stars. The main complex consists of two lounges, a number of sundowner decks, a fireplace, a tea deck, a library, the wine cellar and two dining rooms. The lodge also has a swimming pool, which is suspended above the sand. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views.

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Dates & prices

DEP2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4595 per person

High season from £4695 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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