I Love Adventures - Cape & Dunes Overland

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Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this quintessential adventure. Encounter a thrilling wildlife safari drive through Etosha National Park and explore the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Your rugged Lando (overland adventure vehicle) will get you to the sites safely, and camping will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. With guaranteed departures, plenty of optional excursions, and an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) to take care of the hassles, you’ll be free to absorb the spirit of these amazing countries.

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Whats Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund. Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Spitzkoppe entrance fees. Damaraland Living Museum visit. Etosha NP entrance with wildlife safari drives. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), participation camping (8 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (1 nt)
  • Lando (overland adventure vehicle), walking.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
  • 22

Countries Visited

  • Namibia
  • South Africa

Soak up cosmopolitan Cape Town, take in the breathtaking view of the immense Fish River Canyon, tackle the world's largest sand dunes, get your adrenaline going with adventurous activities, snap shots of the "big five" in Etosha National Park

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Days : 13

Price : From AED 6,286*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Town/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Cederberg/Orange River (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
Day 8 Swakopmund
Day 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 12 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek (1B, 1L)

Trip Advice

Travelers must exercise common sense and caution at all times. Tourists should stick to set travel arrangements and avoid unknown areas. Always keep a photocopy of your passport, airline tickets and a record of your travelers' checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals. South Africa and Namibia are relatively safe; your guide knows the countries intimately and will endeavour to show you the best parts while looking after you. In the wild areas, your guide will brief you on the necessary precautions, follow this advice and you will be fine. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewellery and that you keep valuable items safely stored.

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hard-top case), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months(May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

About Accommodation

Camping in Africa is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites in national parks and outside towns. Campsite facilities in southern Africa are generally good, but can be basic in certain places. There are generally small restaurants and/or bars, washing facilities and occasionally telephones available. The camps have flush toilets, and showers at some camps are outdoors, having simple reed enclosures for privacy. Additionally, warm water is available at most sites, but it is not guaranteed to always be warm when you take your shower; the warm water may be used up others who also use the camp. We usually set-up camp within close proximity to the toilet facilities, though occasionally to reach them you may to walk a short distance. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied, including camp mattresses, which are warm, comfortable, and approximately 4cm thick. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. They are good quality, durable, industry-standard 2-person safari canvas tents. Please note that most adults will not be able to fully stand up inside the tents, though most travellers find these more than adequate, as they have a base area of approximately 4 square meters. These tents are regularly treated with a waterproofing agent, but under certain rainy conditions, the tent fabric may become saturated to the point where seepage or leakage may occur. All tents have built-in mesh insect netting on the windows and doors. We travel with our own portable camp chairs with a comfortable back-rest, and we utilize our own cooking equipment to provide the group good quality camp meals. In camping within the national parks and conservation areas, some camp sites are enclosed for keeping the resident wildlife out. Other camps are open to the natural environment – care must be taken, especially at night, when a torch/flashlight is recommended when walking around the camp area. Despite the challenge that a few days “roughing it” may pose to some, the experience of being that close to nature, camping under the African stars, and seeing incredible wildlife at your tent door-step is not just gratifying but ultimately an experience of a lifetime. In Swakopmund, we stay in backpacker's (hostels) or small guest houses, which will give us a break from camping and to be better located than the campgrounds in the area. Here, the accommodation is based on several people sharing dormitory-style rooms, with possibly 6 to 8 people sharing a room. Although we will try, we cannot guarantee to be able to divide the group into different dormitories based on gender lines. As such, males and females may have to share the same sleeping quarters for these nights. The bathrooms and showers are private, but may also be shared between both males and females.

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Meals

As mentioned above, most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available - we would like to give you the opportunity to explore a bit and test the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from. All included meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. The majority of the shopping for foodstuffs will be done before the trip departs, and fresh goods, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will be bought en route during the trip from supermarkets, local shops and markets. Breakfasts will generally consist of breads and cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Many lunches will be provided en-route and will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. Our cook will organize the meal preparation and lead the way here, but will prepare a duty schedule for ensuring a fair, rotating participation from you and your group members in the meal preparation and dish washing duties. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

About our Transportation

We use a custom built 24 seat overland adventure vehicle (OAV) named the Lando, to criss-cross through Southern Africa. The Lando allows the entire group, including your CEO, to travel together, and because of its height, is great for wildlife viewing and for enjoying the scenic landscape. Road conditions can run the full gamut from new to being in very poor condition. This style of travel is by no means luxury but it allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed, and reaching some out-of-the way parts in Africa where the traditional safari crowd would not dare to go. Here’s a quick look at the unique features of the well-equipped G Adventures overland adventure vehicle (OAV): - Storage for your main luggage is accessible from inside the vehicle - Day packs can be stored at your feet or on the luggage shelf above - Onboard safety box for valuables - Front viewing windows and large sliding windows, both great for wildlife viewing - Reclining seats - Fully equipped mobile kitchen - Access to a 250L tank of drinking water - Air-conditioning - Charging station, when available in camp (South African plug - 220-240V) - USB charging ports for every traveller at their seat - Wifi in selected countries, depending on the network reception Please note that our Landos do not have on-board bathrooms. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary, and consider that this is often on poor quality, bumpy roads. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience.

Group Leader Description

On this tour, you will be accompanied by two Chief Experience Officers (CEOs). The Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will be the group manager and leader, cook and driver. They will provide information on the places where we are travelling, offer suggestions for things to do and see and introduce you to our local friends. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in southern Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Most of our leaders in the region are from South Africa, though it may be possible that you’ll have a leader from another country in the southern African region. All of our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) drivers are experienced in the routes travelled, and highly skilled in dealing with different terrains. All of our cooks will organize and lead the meal preparation, and have experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting. Your head CEO aims to provide you with the best service possible during your tour. They will be joining you in the back of the truck for a maximum of approximately 50% during driving, to answer questions and provide more information about the areas that you visit. They will spend the remainder of the driving time in front with the driver to enable them to make bookings, do planning and to fulfill other organizational requirements of the tour. During wildlife safari drives, your CEO will ensure to accompany you in the passenger area of the truck. This is of course because they have a lot of knowledge to share with you during these exciting wildlife safari drives. Please do not hesitate to ask your CEO any questions.

Check List

Additional Items: • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate) Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-16 - 2018-12-28the tour is only available on a request-basis AED 6286
2018-12-23 - 2019-01-04the tour is only available on a request-basis AED 4715
2019-01-06 - 2019-01-18Available AED 6841
2019-01-13 - 2019-01-25Available AED 5473
2019-01-20 - 2019-02-01Available AED 5473
2019-01-27 - 2019-02-08Available AED 5815
2019-02-03 - 2019-02-15Available AED 6471
2019-02-17 - 2019-03-01Available AED 5501
2019-02-24 - 2019-03-08Available AED 5177
2019-03-03 - 2019-03-15Available AED 5501
2019-03-10 - 2019-03-22Available AED 5177
2019-03-17 - 2019-03-29Available AED 5177
2019-03-31 - 2019-04-12Available AED 5501
2019-04-07 - 2019-04-19Available AED 5815
2019-04-14 - 2019-04-26Available AED 5473
2019-04-28 - 2019-05-10Available AED 5815
2019-05-12 - 2019-05-24Available AED 6841
2019-05-19 - 2019-05-31Available AED 6841
2019-05-26 - 2019-06-07Available AED 6841
2019-06-02 - 2019-06-14Available AED 6841
2019-06-09 - 2019-06-21Available AED 6841
2019-06-23 - 2019-07-05Available AED 6841
2019-06-30 - 2019-07-12Available AED 6841
2019-07-07 - 2019-07-19Available AED 7211
2019-07-14 - 2019-07-26Available AED 7211
2019-07-21 - 2019-08-02Available AED 7211
2019-07-28 - 2019-08-09Available AED 7211
2019-08-04 - 2019-08-16Available AED 7211
2019-08-11 - 2019-08-23Available AED 7211
2019-08-18 - 2019-08-30Available AED 7211
2019-08-25 - 2019-09-06Available AED 7211
2019-09-08 - 2019-09-20Available AED 7211
2019-09-15 - 2019-09-27Available AED 7211
2019-09-22 - 2019-10-04Available AED 7211
2019-09-29 - 2019-10-11Available AED 7211
2019-10-06 - 2019-10-18Available AED 6841
2019-10-13 - 2019-10-25Available AED 6841
2019-10-20 - 2019-11-01Available AED 6841
2019-11-03 - 2019-11-15Available AED 6841
2019-11-10 - 2019-11-22Available AED 6841
2019-11-17 - 2019-11-29Available AED 6841
2019-12-01 - 2019-12-13Available AED 6841
2019-12-08 - 2019-12-20Available AED 6841
2019-12-15 - 2019-12-27Available AED 6841
2020-01-05 - 2020-01-17Available AED 6841
2020-01-12 - 2020-01-24Available AED 6841
2020-01-19 - 2020-01-31Available AED 6841
2020-01-26 - 2020-02-07Available AED 6841
2020-02-02 - 2020-02-14Available AED 6471
2020-02-16 - 2020-02-28Available AED 6471
2020-02-23 - 2020-03-06Available AED 6471
2020-03-01 - 2020-03-13Available AED 6471
2020-03-08 - 2020-03-20Available AED 6471
2020-03-22 - 2020-04-03Available AED 6471
2020-03-29 - 2020-04-10Available AED 6471
2020-04-05 - 2020-04-17Available AED 6841
2020-04-12 - 2020-04-24Available AED 6841
2020-04-19 - 2020-05-01Available AED 6841
2020-04-26 - 2020-05-08Available AED 6841
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2020-05-17 - 2020-05-29Available AED 6841
2020-05-24 - 2020-06-05Available AED 6841
2020-06-07 - 2020-06-19Available AED 6841
2020-06-14 - 2020-06-26Available AED 6841
2020-06-21 - 2020-07-03Available AED 6841
2020-06-28 - 2020-07-10Available AED 6841
2020-07-05 - 2020-07-17Available AED 7211
2020-07-12 - 2020-07-24Available AED 7211
2020-07-19 - 2020-07-31Available AED 7211
2020-07-26 - 2020-08-07Available AED 7211
2020-08-02 - 2020-08-14Available AED 7211
2020-08-09 - 2020-08-21Available AED 7211
2020-08-16 - 2020-08-28Available AED 7211
2020-08-23 - 2020-09-04Available AED 7211
2020-09-06 - 2020-09-18Available AED 7211
2020-09-13 - 2020-09-25Available AED 7211
2020-09-20 - 2020-10-02Available AED 7211
2020-09-27 - 2020-10-09Available AED 7211
2020-10-04 - 2020-10-16Available AED 6841
2020-10-11 - 2020-10-23Available AED 6841
2020-10-18 - 2020-10-30Available AED 6841
2020-10-25 - 2020-11-06Available AED 6841
2020-11-01 - 2020-11-13Available AED 6841
2020-11-15 - 2020-11-27Available AED 6841
2020-11-29 - 2020-12-11Available AED 6841
2020-12-06 - 2020-12-18Available AED 6841
2020-12-13 - 2020-12-25Available AED 6841
2020-12-20 - 2021-01-01Available AED 6841
2020-12-27 - 2021-01-08Available AED 6841