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DSCC - Highlights of Southern Africa

When you put the word "highlights" in the name of a trip, you better be confident that it lives up to the hype. This trip ds. Across 30 epic days, you'll go round-trip to Cape Town via Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia a new spin on one of our most popular routes taking comfortable touring vehicles as well as staying in a mix of hotels and campsites for a well-rounded experience. Wildlife sightings and cultural moments come standard here everything from searching for the "big five" in national parks to enjoying meals with local families. You've got memories made for a lifetime.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek G Adventures for Good: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater Carte Blanche: Victoria Falls Carte Blanche: Swakopmund
Cape Town orientation walk
Soweto township tour
Panorama Route drive
Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in our vehicle (half-day)
Traditional dance experience
Kruger transfer in our vehicle (full-day)
Great Zimbabwe National Monument visit
Rhino walk (Matobo National Park)
Victoria Falls visit
Okavango Delta excursion with entrances, wildlife walks, and dugout canoe trips
Traditional local meal (Kalahari)
Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle
Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
Traditional meal in a local home
Fish River Canyon entrance
Border-crossing support
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
30
Price From
AUD $7,399
Start Location
Cape Town, South Africa
End Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
29 Oct 201827 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
05 Nov 201804 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
10 Dec 201808 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
24 Dec 201822 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
31 Dec 201829 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
14 Jan 201912 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
04 Feb 201905 Mar 20196AUD $7,399
18 Feb 201919 Mar 201915AUD $7,399
25 Feb 201926 Mar 201911AUD $7,399
18 Mar 201916 Apr 201913AUD $7,399
08 Apr 201907 May 20192AUD $7,399
29 Apr 201928 May 20199AUD $7,399
20 May 201918 Jun 201913AUD $7,739
10 Jun 201909 Jul 201912AUD $7,739
24 Jun 201923 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
01 Jul 201930 Jul 20195AUD $7,739
15 Jul 201913 Aug 201913AUD $7,739
22 Jul 201920 Aug 201918AUD $7,739
29 Jul 201927 Aug 201914AUD $7,739
05 Aug 201903 Sep 201911AUD $7,959
19 Aug 201917 Sep 201913AUD $7,959
26 Aug 201924 Sep 201912AUD $7,959
02 Sep 201901 Oct 201912AUD $7,959
16 Sep 201915 Oct 201915AUD $7,959
23 Sep 201922 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
30 Sep 201929 Oct 201913AUD $7,959
07 Oct 201905 Nov 201914AUD $7,739
21 Oct 201919 Nov 201916AUD $7,739
04 Nov 201903 Dec 201918AUD $7,739
11 Nov 201910 Dec 201918AUD $7,739
25 Nov 201924 Dec 201918AUD $7,739
02 Dec 201931 Dec 201918AUD $7,399
16 Dec 201914 Jan 202016AUD $7,399
30 Dec 201928 Jan 202018AUD $7,399
06 Jan 202004 Feb 202016AUD $7,399
20 Jan 202018 Feb 202018AUD $7,399
03 Feb 202003 Mar 202018AUD $7,399
10 Feb 202010 Mar 202018AUD $7,399
24 Feb 202024 Mar 202018AUD $7,399
09 Mar 202007 Apr 202016AUD $7,399
16 Mar 202014 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
30 Mar 202028 Apr 202018AUD $7,399
13 Apr 202012 May 202018AUD $7,399
04 May 202002 Jun 202018AUD $7,739
18 May 202016 Jun 202018AUD $7,739
25 May 202023 Jun 202018AUD $7,739
08 Jun 202007 Jul 202018AUD $7,739
22 Jun 202021 Jul 202018AUD $7,739
06 Jul 202004 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
13 Jul 202011 Aug 202018AUD $7,739
20 Jul 202018 Aug 202018AUD $7,739
27 Jul 202025 Aug 202017AUD $7,739
17 Aug 202015 Sep 202018AUD $7,959
24 Aug 202022 Sep 202018AUD $7,959
31 Aug 202029 Sep 202018AUD $7,959
21 Sep 202020 Oct 202018AUD $7,959
28 Sep 202027 Oct 202018AUD $7,959
05 Oct 202003 Nov 202018AUD $7,739
12 Oct 202010 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
26 Oct 202024 Nov 202018AUD $7,739
02 Nov 202001 Dec 202018AUD $7,739
09 Nov 202008 Dec 202018AUD $7,739
30 Nov 202029 Dec 202018AUD $7,739
07 Dec 202005 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $7,399 
14 Dec 202012 Jan 202118AUD $7,399
04 Jan 202102 Feb 202118AUD $7,399
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Cape Town
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Enjoy a full day in Cape Town with the option to visit Table Mountain. Choose to explore Cape Point or embark on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. In the evening, experience an authentic meal in a local home in a nearby township.
Day 3 - Cape Town/Johannesburg
Take a short flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. In the afternoon, travel to Soweto for a bicycle tour and learn more about its important history and significant role in bringing the issues of segregation to the forefront. Opt to visit Nelson Mandela's home and the Apartheid Museum.
Day 4 - Johannesburg/Hazyview
Take the Panorama Route into the Kruger National Park area. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner and dance experience.
Day 5 - Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger NP (own vehicle). Keep an eye out for elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo Africa's famed Big Five.
Day 6 - Hazyview/Letaba Ranch
Head north to the Letaba Ranch, for a guided nature walk along the Great Letaba River.
Day 7 - Greater Kruger Park/Morning Sun Nature Reserve
Opt for a morning safari drive, or soak up the atmosphere in the camp, before traveling to the next lodge, in the Morning Sun Nature Reserve. Free afternoon to relax by the pool, or opt to take one of the hikes in the surrounding Soutpansberg Mountains.
Day 8 - Morning Sun NR/Great Zimbabwe Monument Area
Get an earlier start and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Continue on to the Great Zimbabwe Monument.
Day 9 - Great Zimbabwe Monument Area/Matobo National Park
Start the day with a visit to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Africa's most significant ruins site south of Cairo. Learn the history of the ruins and climb to the citadel for a view over the site. Continue on to Matobo National Park.
Day 10 - Matobo National Park
Wake up early and opt to explore ancient cave paintings, visit the grave of Rhodes, hike the unique and stunning landscape, or hang out by the pool. In the afternoon, enjoy an included rhino walk, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with this endangered species.
Day 24 - Swakopmund/Namib Desert
Travel into the beautiful Namib Desert, stopping at Walvis Bay on the way.
Day 25 - Namib Desert
Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Opt to climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
Day 26 - Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon
Continue on to the Fish River Canyon area. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery
Day 27 - Fish River Canyon/Orange River
Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in its majestic beauty. Continue on to the banks of the Orange River with time to swim or just relax. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in this part of the country.
Day 11 - Matobo National Park/Hwange National Park
Travel to Hwange National Park for an opportunity to spot more wildlife. Opt to enjoy an evening wildlife safari drive in a safari vehicle.
Day 14 - Victoria Falls/Kasane
Cross the border into Botswana, and stay in Kasane, just outside of Chobe NP. Try to spot the elephants, crocodiles, and hippos this region is famous for during an optional sundowner cruise or photo river safari.
Day 13 - Victoria Falls
Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 12 - Hwange National Park/Victoria Falls
Continue on to Victoria Falls. Marvel at the spectacular falls from the Zimbabwean side, then enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore further.
Day 23 - Swakopmund
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and a township tour.
Day 28 - Orange River/Lambert's Bay
Cross the border into South Africa and continue down the coast to Lambert's Bay, stopping along the way. Opt to visit Bird Island or stroll through this charming town.
Day 22 - Etosha National Park/Swakopmund
Drive to the historical city of Swakopmund.
Day 15 - Kasane/Nata
Opt to rise early for a sunrise safari on the Chobe River. Travel to Nata. Opt for a bush walk or sunset wildlife safari drive in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.
Day 20 - Windhoek/Etosha National Park
Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhk, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Etosha National Park. Enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle, then opt to explore more on an open vehicle night drive.
Day 19 - Kalahari Desert/Windhoek
Travel to Windhk, the German-influenced capital city of Namibia.
Day 18 - Maun/Kalahari Desert
Traverse the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills of the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.
Day 17 - Okavango Delta
Enjoy wildlife walks, traditional mokoro excursions, and birding. Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers.
Day 16 - Nata/Maun
Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Day 29 - Lambert's Bay/Cape Town
Continue on the last stretch of the trip to lovely Cape Town. Stop at the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre along the way, then get ready to explore the vibrant streets of this scenic coastal city.
Day 21 - Etosha National Park
Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for some of the famous wildlife.
Day 30 - Cape Town
Depart at any time.