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Namibia: Desert and Ocean - 7 day self-drive

  • Dune 45 in the Namib Naukluft Park
  • The white pan of Sossusvlei surrounded by red sand dunes
  • The German atmosphere of Swakopmund
  • Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn
  • Appletart in Solitaire

Overview

Experience the beauty and harshness of the Namib Desert as well as the pleasant German atmosphere of Swakopmund on this self-drive tour.  Enjoy the freedom of driving through the Namibian landscape. You will be mesmerized by the colors and shapes of the dunes at Sossusvlei … the most visited place in Namibia for a reason.  Swakopmund is an adventure hub where you can either enjoy some German confectionary in a coffee shop or slide down the dunes on a sandboard.  This is the ideal programme for a short breakaway to re-charge your senses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart

Depart from Cape Town or Johannesburg for Windhoek.
Arrive in Windhoek and collect your hired vehicle at the airport.
Drive to Windhoek to check-in at your accommodation
O/N Safari Court or similar (Windhoek) (BB)

Day 2: Sossusvlei

Breakfast and check-out.
Depart from Windhoek for Sossusvlei. En route you can stop at Solitaire. It is just a dot on the map, but with a lot of character and appletart to die for.
Continue to your lodge, which is situated close to the entrance gate of the Naukluft Park.
Check-in.
O/N Sossusvlei Lodge or similar (Sesriem) (BB)

Day 3 Sossusvlei

Early rise and shine. The park gates open at sunrise.
Get your exercise for the day and climb to the top of Dune 45. Enjoy some game viewing as you drive to the parking area from where you can walk to Deadvlei. You require a 4 x 4 vehicle for the last stretch of road to Sossusvlei. Leave your car in the parking area and take one of the NWR shuttle busses to Sossusvlei.
O/N Sossusvlei Lodge or similar (Sesriem) (BB)

Day 4 Swakopmund

Breakfast and check-out.
Depart from Swakopmund. En route you will cross the Tropic of Capricorn. Stop for a picture. The route will also take you through the magnificent Gaub and Kuiseb passes. The drive from Solitaire to Swakopmund will take about 4-hours.
Arrive in Swakopmund and check-in at your accommodation.
O/N Hotel Zum Kaizer or similar (Swakopmund ) (BB)

Day 5 Swakopmund

Breakfast at the hotel
Full day to explore the town or to enjoy some adventure activities:
Optional suggestions:
~ Dolphin and Seal Cruise
~ Sandwich Harbour Tour
~ Quad biking
~ Sand boarding
~ Visiting the Crystal Gallery
~ Driving through the Moon Landscape
~ Exploring the town.
O/N Hotel Zum Kaizer or similar (Swakopmund) (BB)

Day 6 Windhoek

Breakfast and check-out
Depart on your return journey to Windhoek through the Damarland landscape. This is about a 4-hour drive.
Arrive in Windhoek and check-in at your accommodation.
Suggestion: dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse
O/N Safari Court Hotel or similar (Windhoek) (BB)

Day 7 Depart

Breakfast and check-out.
Drive to Windhoek Airport where you will return your vehicle.
Check-in for your return flight.
End of Service

Rates

On Request.

Price depends on your date travel dates.

Included

  • 2 x nights accommodation in Windhoek (BB basis)
  • 2 x nights accommodation near Sossusvlei  (BB basis)
  • 2 x nights accommodation in Swakopmund  (BB basis)
  • 7-day car rental

Excluded

  • Return flights
  • Fuel
  • Meals not specified
  • Travel, medical and luggage insurance
  • Excess on rental vehicle
  • Things of a personal nature
  • Excursions, park and entrance fees