South Africa & Namibia

Begin your expedition in Cape Town with a spectacular view from Table Mountain. Visit Cape Town’s notable sights, then see the Cape of Good Hope to experience its natural beauty and rich history. Enjoy the Cape Winelands with tastings in some of the area’s many vineyards. Next stops are Knysna’s beautiful lagoon and Plettenberg Bay. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park featuring some of South Africa’s most spectacular coastal scenery. Fly to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert where the Red Dunes rise 1,000 feet above the plains and are known for their changing hues. Continue on to Damaraland Camp. View a variety of wildlife on game drives and bushwalks. See petroglyphs and paintings carved in the sandstone 6,000 years ago at Twyfelfontein. Conclude your expedition in Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve.

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Language

South Africa: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Namibia: Afrikaans, German, English, Oshiwambo

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

South Africa: South African Rand (ZAR)
Namibia:
Namibian Dollar (NAD)
South African Rand (ZAR)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

South Africa: 63° F
Namibia: 68° F

South Africa & Namibia Expedition

Stellenbosch to Sossusvlei

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Arrive in Cape Town

Private transfer to hotel

Afternoon private tour of Table Mountain

Accommodations: Vineyard Hotel

Day 2 – CAPE TOWN

Morning private tour:

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • District Six
  • Greenmarket Square

Afternoon excursion – choice of:

  • Robben Island OR
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

Accommodations: Vineyard Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – CAPE PENINSULA

Full-day private Cape Point & Peninsula tour:

  • Chapman’s Peak drive
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Seal Island cruise

Accommodations: Vineyard Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – CAPE TOWN / WINELANDS

Full-day Winelands private tour:

  • Franschhoek walking or bicycling tour with wine-tasting
  • Stellenbosch walking tour with wine tasting

Accommodations: River Manor Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – GARDEN ROUTE / KNYSNA & PLETTENBERG BAY

Private transfer to airport

Morning flight to George

Private transfer along the Garden Route

  • Stroll around Knysna and visit the Heads

Transfer to Plettenberg Bay

Afternoon excursion – choice of:

  • Dolphin & whale-watching cruise OR
  • Robberg Nature & Marine Reserve hike

Accommodations: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – GARDEN ROUTE – TENIKWA

Morning excursion – choice of:

  • Monkeyland Sanctuary OR
  • Scenic coastal or rainforest hike

Afternoon tour:

  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Center

Accommodations: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

Morning & afternoon scenic hikes

Accommodations: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – GEORGE / JOHANNESBURG

Morning transfer to George

Fly to Johannesburg

Shuttle to hotel

Accommodations: Peermont D’Oreale
Meals: Breakfast

Days 9-10 – JOHANNESBURG / WINDHOEK, NAMBIA / SOSSUSVLEI

Transfer to airport for flight to Windhoek, Namibia

Short air transfer to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert

  • Game drives among sand dunes and canyons
  • Optional hot-air ballooning (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 11-12 – DAMARALAND

Scenic flight to Swakopmund then along the Skeleton Coast and inland to Damaraland Camp

  • Game drives among sand dunes and canyons
  • Optional hot-air ballooning (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Damaraland Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 13-14 – ONGAVA RESERVE / ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Short flight to Ongava Reserve bordering Etosha National Park

  • Game drives & rhino tracking 
  • Bird watching & nature walks

Accommodations: Ongava Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 – ETOSHA / JOHANNESBURG / HOMEWARD BOUND

Fly to Johannesburg via Windhoek

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $9,870 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, international airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

We loved Morocco and our adventure. This was our third private tour with NEI and met our high expectations like the other two.

Mike D. & Carolyn B.
Boulder, CO

When to go:

Year-round (May through December is best for wildlife viewing)

What to eat:

South Africa: Biltong (dried, cured meat), Cape Malay Curry (sweet & savory meats & vegetables), Malva Pudding (sweet, spongy pudding with apricot jam) Namibia: Wild game (kudu, oryx, ostrich, etc.), Potjiekos (meat & vegetable stew), Pap (porridge made from ground maize)

What to pack:

Neutral colored clothing: long-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, jeans, safari trousers & shorts, jackets & sweaters; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment & binoculars; universal adapter

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