Day by day program
Day 1: Arrival Cape Town
Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be greeted by a friendly face and transferred to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish. Wander around the corner to discover the vibrant energy of Kloof Street, where charming cafés, trendy wine bars, unique boutiques, and stylish interior design shops await you. Located in Gardens, one of Cape Town's oldest and most elegant neighborhoods, this area is abuzz with a renewed sense of excitement. With your comfortable and inviting accommodations as your base, the choice is yours whether to indulge in an exciting adventure or simply relax and take in the surroundings.
2 - 4: More Quarters Hotel
Take advantage of your free time to explore Cape Town, also known as the "Mother City," with its incredible sights, thrilling adventures, and fantastic shopping opportunities. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from, including visits to the Museum or Kirstenbosch Gardens, a Hop on Hop off Bus city tour, or shopping at local markets. You can also explore the bustling V&A Waterfront, a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The choice is yours!
Day 5: Cape Town - Windhoek
After enjoying breakfast, it's time to leave Cape Town and head to Namibia. You'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Cape Town International Airport to catch your flight to Hosea Kutako International Airport. On arrival, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and unwind after your flight.
Day 6: Windhoek - NamibRand Nature Reserve
After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, it's time to check out from your room and make your way to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Your exciting flying safari begins at the airport, where you'll meet your pilot and take to the skies for your flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. As you approach the reserve, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the iconic blood-red sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. Upon arrival, you'll be met and assisted with your transfer to the magnificent Kwessi Dunes Lodge. Nestled in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, this lodge offers a truly unique escape from the modern world and a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Day 7: Sossuvlei
Today, you’ll have the chance to explore the breathtaking NamibRand and Sossusvlei region. There are plenty of activities to choose from, or you can simply take your time and enjoy the natural wonders of this area. The landscape in Namibia is just as captivating as its wildlife, and you'll be amazed at how mesmerizing it looks from the skies. Make sure to bring your binoculars as well, as there is an astonishing variety of wildlife hidden within these desert plains. Whatever your choice, this day is sure to be unforgettable.
Day 8: NamibRand Nature Reserve - Hoanib Valley Camp
As you take off in the morning, your plane soars towards the Atlantic Coast, offering breathtaking views of Eduard Bohlen, a renowned shipwreck that was lost at sea in 1909, and other coastal landmarks like Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour. After landing in Swakopmund, you'll get to savor a delicious seafood lunch and take a brief tour of the charming town before resuming your journey north. The striking coastline, aptly nicknamed the "gates to hell" by Portuguese sailors, showcases the Atlantic Ocean's immense power as it crashes against the rocky shore, and the remains of shipwrecks are a poignant reminder of its might. As the plane turns inland towards the Hoanib Valley, you'll realize the vastness of Namibia. Once you land, the friendly staff from Hoanib Valley Camp will transfer you to the camp, where you'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars.
Day 9: Kaokoveld
Once you've finished your breakfast, the day is yours to explore the extraordinary landscapes, geology, wildlife, and culture of the area. The region is home to the iconic Himba people, one of the last great nomadic tribes, and the recognizable Herero tribe, providing plenty of opportunities for cultural immersion. Your morning and afternoon drives, led by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, offer an abundance of specialist knowledge and an opportunity to search for the desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, lion, black rhino, and mountain zebra. If you prefer a more restful day, there are few places better to relax and take in the natural beauty than from the comfort of your private veranda, before indulging in exceptional hosting and dining.
Day 10: Kaokoveld - Skeleton Coast
Today, you’ll experience the thrill of the four-wheel drive adventure to the Skeleton Coast. The full-day journey is one of the most exhilarating and visually stunning drives on the continent. You'll travel along the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds of elephant, and through the rugged terrain of the Hoarusib River. As you venture further towards the coast, the dry plains transform into a clay-baked landscape and the salty sea breeze picks up. The terrain shifts once again as the landscape turns to towering white sand dunes, creating a dramatic contrast against the clear blue sky. This unique route is only accessible by 4x4, providing a thrilling and exclusive experience.
Day 11: Skeleton Coast
Relish your stay at the acclaimed Shipwreck Lodge, where you can partake in a variety of activities including quad biking, visiting the Clay Castle, and exploring the seal colony. Additionally, you can enjoy game drives, or simply relax and soak up the stunning views. Wildlife sightings at Shipwreck Lodge are abundant and include giraffes, lions, baboons, elephants, and the elusive brown hyena amidst the towering dunes. Along the coast, the Mowe Bay Seal Colony is home to hundreds of Cape fur seals, and you can observe several species of birds darting through the chilly ocean spray.
Day 12: Departure
After a hearty breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Skeleton Coast and board your light aircraft for a scenic flight back to Windhoek Airport. As you soar through the sky, take one last look at the rugged, breathtaking landscapes that have captured your heart over the past few days. From the towering sand dunes to the desolate coastline, Namibia's natural wonders will stay with you forever. Once you land in Windhoek, your adventure comes to an end. We hope you leave with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for this incredible country.