Best of Namibia

Travel to Namibia, a beautiful and blessed country with rich natural resources, a solid modern infrastructure, diverse cultures and 300 days of sunshine a year. Visit the desolate Namib Desert with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space.

  • Commences in Cape Town, South Africa and Concludes in Windhoek, Namibia
  • Stop at the Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
  • See Bushmen paintings
  • Learn about the native fauna and flora
  • Enjoy an optional canoe adventure along the Orange River
  • Travel to the remote hinterland of Namibia
  • Hike up the desert dunes
  • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn
  • Meet the Himba Tribe
  • Explore the Etosha National Park
Day 1
Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Upon arrival into Cape Town, you are met by an A&S representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
Cape Town

Enjoy a morning tour of Cape Town, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This tour is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting). In the city itself, visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Green Market Square. Also take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Other options in the area include:

  • The V&A Waterfront
  • Take a harbor cruise and spot the seals
  • Visit a local township on a guided tour
  • Spend the day on the beach
  • Go on a scenic helicopter trip over the city and peninsula
  • Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Explore District Six and Malay Quarters

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Cape Town / Cederberg Mountain Region

After a short stop to view Table Mountain, drive north to the Cederberg region. In the afternoon (weather permitting) go on a guided walk to see Bushmen paintings and learn about the native fauna and flora.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Cederberg Mountain Range / Orange-Gariep River

Today we travel to the Gariep/Orange River. We spend the night under the stars and sit at the campfire getting to know each other.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Orange-Gariep River / Fish River Canyon, Namibia

You can choose between a morning on the riverbank or the half day canoe on the river. After lunch we travel north to the Fish River Canyon.
Optional Activities: Orange/Gariep River Half Day Canoe Adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Fish River Canyon / Namib-Naukluft National Park

From the Fish River Canyon we continue into the remote hinterland. We arrive at camp in the afternoon and enjoy a short hike at Sesriem Canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Namib-Naukluft National Park / Sossusvlei Dunes

We wake before dawn so we can hike up Dune 45 and watch the sun rise. After breakfast we join a local expert on a guided tour explaining the desert ecosystem.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
Sossusvlei Dunes / Tropic of Capricorn / Swakopmund

Today we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (where we stop for a photo) on our way to Namibia’s Atlantic coast. In Swakopmund you will be briefed on the optional activities available here.
Optional Activities: Quadbiking, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Dolphin Cruise, Scenic Flights, Fishing etc.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Today is free for you to explore the town or try one of the many adventure activities.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10
Swakopmund / Spitzkoppe

We leave all the trappings of modern life behind us and drive inland to the mysterious Spitzkoppe. Tonight we camp in the wild.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
Spitzkoppe / Kamanjab

After some early morning exploration we continue inland and drive towards Kamanjab. The Himba are a pastoral people and predominantly breed cattle or goats, they are easily recognizable by their unique style of dress.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12
Kamanjab / Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. We will go on various game drives, and spend our evenings at the abundant water holes for some excellent game photography.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day of game-viewing and exploring in Etosha National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14
Etosha National Park / Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek in the center of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market. In the afternoon we go on a short city tour. Optional activities: Dinner at Joe’s Beer House.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15
Windhoek / Johannesburg, South Africa / Depart

Today you transfer to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg, where you connect with your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Entrance fees where applicable.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.