From Namibia to South Africa

A unique and exclusive tour from Windhoek in Namibia to Cape Town in South Africa.

The Fish River Canyon
The Fish River Canyon
Endless Kalahari Desert
Kalahari Desert
The Quivertree Forest
Quivertree Forest
The wild horses of the desert
Wild Horses

This tour will lead you into the mesmerizing world of Namibia and South Africa! The most breath-taking landscapes, unforgettable memories and out-of-this-world experiences await you when traveling with us in a small and individual group. Join us on this exciting tour to the endless desert of the Kalahari in Namibia - one of the most rewarding destinations in Southern Africa. The awe-inspiring colours of the Kalahari, the mighty ravine of the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon, the sea of gorgeous flowers in the rough Namaqualand and the rugged yet spectacular mountain scenery in the west of South Africa form an exquisite backdrop for this adventurouse trip. The feeling of boundless freedom, the friendliness of the people as well as the still clearly recognizable influence of the German colonial period will remain an unforgettable experience. The journey will take place in a comfortable minibus, together accompanied by our experienced German and English-speaking tour guide. On this 18-day trip, you will meet people of different cultural and religious origins, respectfully and on equal terms. You will let yourself be truly inspired when you embark on this incredibly unique journey through the purest beauty of Southern Africa.

Highlights

- Travel in a pleasant, private group of a small size
- Relax in stylish, carefully selected, high-standard accommodation
- Delight in the infinite expanse of the old Kalahari Desert
- Meet the wild horses of the Namib Desert at Aus
- Experience the wonder of The second largest canyon in the world, the mighty Fish River Canyon
- The unique Cederberg Mountains
- Taste the famous wine from the Cape
- Visit the "Mother City" Cape Town
.... and much more

Tour Price: From 3 845,00* EUR per person sharing in a double room

Tour Description

Day 1: Departure from Germany
Today’s the journey begins with the departure of your international flight to Namibia.

Day 2: Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia
You will arrive at Hosea Kutako Airport in Windhoek. A transfer is already waiting for you and will take you to your comfortable and cosy guest house in downtown Windhoek. Here the rest of the day will be spent at leisure so that you have the opportunity to acclimatize into the beautiful Namibian surroundings. 46 km

Day 3: From Windhoek to the wilderness
This morning, your English-speaking local guide will meet you at the guest house for breakfast, and will then take you on an interesting tour of the state capital. Although Windhoek is a relatively small city with a population of just only 320 000, the largest city in Namibia still has a lot to offer. A short, guided tour through Windhoek will brings us closer to the life of the locals with regards to the capital cities. Afterwards, in the early afternoon, we will drive to our beautiful lodge in the Goche Ganas Nature Reserve, less than 30 km southeast of Windhoek, where we are staying for the night. This nature reserve is home to 25 species of wild animals, including giraffes, rhinoceroses, leopards and kudus, all of which may already be seen when we go on our first game drive through the approximately 6 ,000 ha area. In the lodge’s restaurant that evening, we will have a deliciously tasty dinner which will welcome us in the evening to this incredibly special trip "From Namibia to South Africa". 76 km / DA

Day 4: Drive to the Kalahari

Today we are venturing towards the south, and we will arrive in the Kalahari in the early afternoon. The Kalahari is an incredibly impressive, approximately 1.2 million km² sand desert consisting mainly of powdered red sand. The picturesque landscape is characterized by long stretched dunes and valleys, with its red sand, yellow grass and green acacia trees. Our aim is to reach a private nature reserve situated in the midst of this gorgeous landscape, where you will experience the most beautiful parts of the Kalahari. The park is home to typical Kalahari animals such as the Springbok, Gemsbok, jackal and bat-eared fox, as well as ostrich, the Kori bustard and many other bird species. The park also includes two types of vegetation: the trees and shrubs of the southern Kalahari (grasses and acacia) and the dwarf shrubland, which is already allocated to the Nama Karoo. It is also important because there are only a few nature reserves in the southern Kalahari, which makes this experience so much greater. Here wWe will be staying in a beautiful lodge for the next two nights. 305 km / B, DF, A

Day 5: Infinity of the Kalahari Desert
The approximately 10 000 hectar wildlife reserve of our lodge in the southwestern region of the Kalahari, where our lodge is situated, is characterized by the ancient red sand dunes and the unique vegetation with its centuries old camelthorn trees, the occasional grass tufts, and its native animals. On a beautiful walk along the Kalahari dune streamers, we will get to know and understand life in this area better. At lunchtime, we will return to the lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing at the refreshing pool of the lodge. In the early evening, we will have a beautiful trip in one of the lodge-owned jeeps to enjoy an unforgettable sundowner, before returning to the restaurant in the evening for dinner. B, DF, A

Day 6: Over Maltahöhe to Aus
After breakfast, we will drive south-west through the wide plains of Namibia. Past the village of Maltahöhe, we will stop for a lunch break in the small village of Helmeringhausen, and we will later arrive at the village of Aus in the afternoon. West of Aus, begins already the dunes of the Namib Desert. Here one can usually see a herd of wild horses, which, it is presumed, was left by the German colonial forces. At the Garub water station, a roofed observatory was set up. Here, with some luck and protected from the scalding sun, we can be able to observe the extraordinary animals that have adapted themselves to the extreme living conditions in the desert! Later in the afternoon, we will return to the small village of Aus, where we will be staying for the next two nights at a gorgeous lodge with the most incredible, never-ending views into the distance. 392 km / B, DF, A

Day 7: Visiting of a ghost town and the colonial town of Lüderitz

This morning we will set off on a day trip to Lüderitz, the oldest German settlement in Namibia, named after the German merchant Luderitz, who acquired this area in 1883. This small harbour town is built on rocks and surrounded by bays. Many art nouveau buildings still adorn the city and give the place a unique charm. A few kilometres outside of Luderitz is the Kolmanskopuppe, a small town in the desert. Decayed buildings, in whose rooms the sand now stands meters high, testify to the once prosperous diamond city. In the footsteps of German colonial history in Namibia, we will visit the abandoned ghost town together with a guide. Walking along the shopping malls, gymnasiums and the old bowling alley, you can easily imagine how the inhabitants once lived here. In the afternoon, we are back at our beautiful farm at Aus. 357 km / B, DF, A

Day 8: The Quiver Tree Forest and the gigantic Fish River Canyon

On this morning, a trip to the famous Quiver Tree Forest awaits us just outside Keetmanshoop. The Quiver Tree Forest is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Southern Namibia. Since 1995, the area north-east of Keetmanshoop in the south of Namibia has been declared a National Monument. Here, you can find about 250 quiver trees, most of them are probably 200-300 years old and about 5 m high! This is a sight to behold as those trees are usually rather alone and thus these trees offer excellent photo opportunities. The quiver tree (which is an aloe tree) can grow up to eight meters in size and is counted among trees in Namibia. They were given their names by the Bushmen (the San), who once used the hollowed branches of the tree as quivers for their arrows. At noon, we will set off and head south on an amazing adventure to the famous Fish River Canyon. The Fish River Canyon in the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, just off the border to of South Africa, is the largest canyon in Africa with a length of about 160 km, up to 27 km wide and up to 550 m deep – it is the second largest canyon on earth! We will go on a roughly 4 km short and level walk in the afternoon along the edge of the canyon, this route encapsulates one of the most impressive landscapes of Namibia – once the canyon is immersed in the warm afternoon sun and gives the rock walls a fantastic range of shapes and colours. In the evening, a delicious dinner ensures a great end to this unforgettable day. For the next two nights we will be accommodated at a fantastic and charming rock lodge at the Fish River Canyon. In the evening, a delicious dinner ensures a great end to this impressive day. 386 km / B, DF, A

Day 9: A day at Fish River Canyon
Today we will take a trip to the nearby hot springs of Ai- Ais at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon. From here, we can take a leisurely stroll along the Fish River, upstream of the Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail. The huge rock faces offer excellent and incredible photo opportunities and with some luck we may see a Klipschliefer hyraxes (also known as dassies), springboks, steenboks, kudus and even zebras. After the walk, we can have a refreshing swim in the springs of Ai-Ais for refreshment. 154 km, B, DF / A

Day 10: To the wild flowers in the far north of South Africa

We will leave the area of ​​the Fish River Canyon early on this morning and continue south across the border into South Africa. On our journey through the barren north of the country, we will arrive in the Namaqualand region, the main settlement area of ​​Nama, one of the first tribes in Central Africa, located in Southern Africa. Its settlement area extends to the north to the Khomas region in Namibia and this area is called Namaland. One of the main attractions of the Namaqualand takes place on the Namaqualand Flower Route where you might observe the annual awe-inspiring panorama of millions of wildflowers in bloom, which takes place between August and September. With conducive weather and rainfall, provided that there are adequate temperatures and rain, a few millions of flower blossoms unfold from the seemingly lifeless desert soil, which, especially around the city of Springbok, expand over vast parts of the Namaqualand coats. The region also bears the name Sukkulent Karoo. Here, just outside the town of Springbok, we will visit the Namaqua National Park. The annual spring showing of wildflowers in the spring are legendary and transform the otherwise barren deserts of the park into a sea full of incredible colours. Here we will encounter a variety of sights including an enormous number number of succulents, and over 3000 other plant species and a number of different mammals, more than 3,000 species, await us. In this region, the animal world is dominated by the birds with over 150 different species of them. The smallest species of tortoise in the world, the Homopus signatus, is also native herein this area. For tonight we will enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay in a beautiful guest house just outside the Namaqua National Park. 412 km / B, DF, A

Day 11: The world-famous Rooibos tea and the Cederberg Mountains

On this morning we will set off in a southerly direction and drive into the famous Roibos Tea growing area near Clanwilliam. While here we will visit a local farm that produces our excellent tea. We will be introduced to the method of manufacturing processes involved in the production of the now world-famous Rooibos Tea, which only grows here in this area. Afterwards, we will take a drive through the town of Clanwilliam, one of the oldest villages situated to the north of Cape Town, into the breathtaking Cederberg Mountains. Far away from mobile phones, air pollution, highways and the bright lights of the cities, the Cederberg Mountains are one of the last true wilderness areas in the vicinity of Cape Town. The silence of the night and the clear evening starskies are unforgettable. The truly unique area in which the lodge is situated was once the home of the Bushmen and many of their very ancient cave paintings are still visible on the rocks (some are over 6 ,000 years old). This area astounds every visitor with its spectacular scenery, majestic mountains, rare rock formations and phenomenal view of the stars, where you can see the Milky Way seemingly right in front of you with millions of stars, planets, satellites and as well as shooting stars, all with the naked eye. We will spend the next two nights on a lovely guest farm, with enjoying a hearty farm kitchenmeal coupled with the finest local wines. 434 km / B, DF, A

Day 12: Dreamlike surreal hike in the Cederberg Mountains

In the morning, we will go on a very worthwhile and refreshing walking trail to one of the highlights in the heart of the Cedarberg Mountains. The mountain range stretches over an area of about 50 km by 20 km and consists of sandstone. The highest mountain of the Cederberg is the 2, 028 m high Sneeuberg. The Afrikaans name Sneeuberg already indicates that there is snow in this area induring the winter months. The core area is the Cederberg Wilderness Area, with an area of ​​approximately 71 000 ha, which extends from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam. The National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004 and forms part of the Cape Floral Region. In the midst of the wilderness, we will walk to the 24 m high Maltese Cross, a fascinating free-standing rock formation. The walk is challenging, but we will have the whole day to enjoy the breathtaking landscape during our many breaks. Depending on your mood, it is also worth to go only a part of the route. In the evening, a well-deserved and tasty dinner awaits us in our lodge. 0 km / B, DF, A

Day 13: Through nature reserves to our wine farm in Paarl
On the morning of this day we will depart from the Cederberg Mountains and drive south-westerly through beautiful mountainous regions, over lonely gravel roads and past spectacular mountain passes. In addition, we will travel through legendary nature reserves and while noticing how the landscape is slowly becoming lush and green as we approach the Cape region. After these scenic highlights, We will then arrive in the Cape wine region in the afternoon, where we will spend the next two nights at the foot of the Paarl Rock mountain on an exquisite and very beautiful producing wine farm. 160 km / B, DF, A

Day 14: A day in the vineyards before Cape Town

On this tour of the unique vineyards of South Africa, we will begin with an explanatory wine cellar tour on our farm, which will bring us closer to understanding the local production processes. On another wine-cellar farm, we will enjoy impressive and historical architecture, which tells the story of one of South Africa's oldest grapevines. Of course, we will also taste the fine wines at various wine farms! We included in this trip a visit to the old Huguenot immigrant town of Franschhoek and the famous university town of Stellenbosch before we return to our beautiful wine farm at the Paarl Rock mountain. 124 km / B, DF, A

Day 15: The West Coast National Park

After breakfast, we will head westwards and visit West Coast National Park, just 120 kilometers out of Cape Town. It is 27 500 ha in size and includes the 15 km long Langebaan Lagoon. Here we have 30% of the South African salt marshes located. The park is well worth a visit, especially because of its abundance of birds. It is the home of about 750 000 birds in summer, many of which are migratory birds from the northern hemisphere. The coast of the West Coast National Park is always fed by the Benguela stream with an abundance of water, which is reflected in the large number of different species of fish that feed the great swarms of birds. While going on a beautiful invigorating walk, we may see a variety of antelope species too, such as the eland antelope, kudu, hartebeest, bontebok, zebra, springbok, oryx antelope or black wildebeest. We will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to Cape Town. Here we will arrive at a beautiful guest house in the city centre for the next two nights. Dinner we will eat in a nice lovely restaurant in the city. 220 km / B, DF, A

Day 16: The most beautiful city in the world: Cape Town
This day can serve as a restful one, spent in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You could purchase the last of your souvenirs at the Cape Town Waterfront, for example, or take a leisurely stroll down the shopping mile. When visiting the "Two Oceans" Aquarium in the waterfront (optional), you can admire the underwater world of South Africa in all of its incredible colours. The Aquarium has 30 pools, 300 species of fish, birds, reptiles, invertebrate animals and mammals - a total of 4 000 specimens! This makes the Two Oceans Aquarium one of the largest and most beautiful aquariums in the world. It also showcases freshwater fish, penguins and and seals, while not forgetting about the incredible shoals for sharks and rays that live here. A beach walk along Camps Bay, a visit to the famous Table Mountain (optional) or a spectacular round trip around Cape Town in a helicopter (optional, extremely weather-dependent) can be on your agenda today. African Kombi Tours and the your tour guide will advise you on many other leisure activities for this day and will be happy to share tips and advice as well as transport.At a grandiose farewell dinner we will reflect on this really unique trip re-live through some of the memories of this amazing and unforgettable experience which will find a permanent place in your heart. 0 km / BF

Day 17: Farewell to South Africa
Today we will drive together to the Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, where we will say good-bye to South Africa. It is, of course, possible to extend your stay in South Africa individually. We will be happy to give you tips and advice and help with the bookings of extra nights, car rentals, excursions etc. 42 km / B

Day 18: Welcome home
Return to your home country.

Prices and Tour Dates

Tour dates: on request throughout 2018
Tour Price: EUR 3.845,00* per person sharing in a double room,
single room supplement EUR 595,00*

This offer is valid for a group size of 5 - 7 participants.
Excluding the travel price are general increases in transport costs and currency fluctuations.
Prices are subject to availability of the chosen selected accommodations.
We reserve the right to make short-term changes to the itinerary.

Included in the price:
- Private, local, qualified English-speaking guide from Windhoek Airport to Cape Town Airport
- 15 nights in selected, upscale accommodation, mostly in the four-star area
- meals as advertised excluding drinks (B = breakfast, DA = dinner)
- Excursion and tour program in a modern, local minibus with air conditioning
- All entrance fees, activities and parking fees as mentioned (except for optional program points)
- Luggage transportation

Excluded from the travel price:
- All flights to Windhoek, Namibia and Cape Town, South Africa
- Optional activities and additional services
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks, gratuities, personal expenses