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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.


G Adventures for Good: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek G Adventures for Good: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
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
Price From
AUD $6,789
Start Location
Cape Town, South Africa
End Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
11 Jun 201810 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
25 Jun 201824 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
09 Jul 201807 Aug 20181AUD $7,129
23 Jul 201821 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
06 Aug 201804 Sep 20181AUD $7,459
20 Aug 201818 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
17 Sep 201816 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
01 Oct 201830 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
15 Oct 201813 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
29 Oct 201827 Nov 20182AUD $7,129
05 Nov 201804 Dec 20188AUD $7,129
10 Dec 201808 Jan 201913AUD $6,789
24 Dec 201822 Jan 201914AUD $6,789
31 Dec 201829 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
14 Jan 201912 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
04 Feb 201905 Mar 201916AUD $6,789
18 Feb 201919 Mar 201917AUD $6,789
25 Feb 201926 Mar 201916AUD $6,789
18 Mar 201916 Apr 201918AUD $6,789
08 Apr 201907 May 201918AUD $6,789
29 Apr 201928 May 201918AUD $6,789
20 May 201918 Jun 201918AUD $7,129
10 Jun 201909 Jul 201913AUD $7,129
24 Jun 201923 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
01 Jul 201930 Jul 201914AUD $7,129
15 Jul 201913 Aug 201918AUD $7,129
22 Jul 201920 Aug 201918AUD $7,129
29 Jul 201927 Aug 201918AUD $7,129
05 Aug 201903 Sep 201917AUD $7,459
19 Aug 201917 Sep 201918AUD $7,459
26 Aug 201924 Sep 201916AUD $7,459
02 Sep 201901 Oct 201918AUD $7,459
16 Sep 201915 Oct 201918AUD $7,459
23 Sep 201922 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $6,789 
30 Sep 201929 Oct 201918AUD $7,459
07 Oct 201905 Nov 201918AUD $7,129
21 Oct 201919 Nov 201918AUD $7,129
04 Nov 201903 Dec 201918AUD $7,129
11 Nov 201910 Dec 201918AUD $7,129
25 Nov 201924 Dec 201918AUD $7,129
02 Dec 201931 Dec 201918AUD $6,789
16 Dec 201914 Jan 202018AUD $6,789
30 Dec 201928 Jan 202018AUD $6,789
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/Manyeleti
Take the Panorama Route into the Kruger National Park area. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner and dance experience.
Day 5 - Manyeleti
Enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in Kruger NP (own vehicle). Keep an eye out for elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo Africa's famed Big Five.
Day 6 - Manyeleti/Kruger National Park
Start early for a long day driving straight up the middle of Kruger National Park. While transferring to the northern part of the park there will be ample opportunity to spot animals from our vehicle.
Day 7 - Kruger National Park/Beitbridge
Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive in the northern region of Kruger NP in our vehicle. Travel to the next lodge, surrounded by the beautiful Soutpansberg Mountains. Free afternoon to relax by the pool or opt to take one of the hikes around the area.
Day 8 - Beitbridge/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 Gariep 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
Opt for more wildlife viewing in the morning before continuing on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the spectacular falls.
Day 23 - Swakopmund
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, quad biking 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 town 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.