Namibia Vast & Beautiful South

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11 Days / 10 Nights

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Itinerary
Day 1

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Arrival at Hosea Kutako (Windhoek International) airport, where you will receive your rental vehicle. Once you have sorted out all the formalities for your vehicle, drive to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. After check-in at the accommodation establishment, you can explore the city of Windhoek. Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century. Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfil useful functions in the community today.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Olive Exclusive – bed & breakfast

Day 2

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Departing from Windhoek after breakfast head in a southerly direction via Rehoboth to the Kalahari Desert. This ancient land with its searing wind and relentless sun seems inhabitable at first, yet after first rain wakes an exquisite beauty with signs of life creeping from all corners. Explore one of Africa’s last frontiers and marvel at its blazing red sand dunes.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Bagatelle Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
– dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 3

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Early morning start to continue your adventure via Seeheim to the Fish River Canyon. A quick stop in Seeheim is optional and a steep hill takes you back in time to this once prosperous little town. Quickly developing in the roaring twenties it now lies forgotten, offering travellers an insight into the past, as well as refreshments at the Seeheim Hotel bar to help jump start the last stretch of the journey to the Fish River Canyon. The Fish River Canyon is allegedly the second largest canyon in the world and its view is intimidatingly breath- taking. Arrival in the late afternoon just in time for a refreshing drink and a sunset not soon forgotten.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Fish River Lodge – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day4

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Enjoy a day filled exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Fish River Canyon. Optionally we can recommend a day visit into the canyon with the lodge, which is the only establishment in the area that has 4×4 access into the heart of the canyon. An experienced guide will explain the geological features as you descend into the depths of the canyon. See rough limestone, shiny quartzite’s, fine shale’s and dramatic fault lines as the 500 million year old story unfolds. The day tour finishes off with lunch at the permanent rock pools — perfect for a swim during warmer days, after which you are escorted back to the lodge (not included in the rate). End your unforgettable day reminiscing on the deck of the lodge.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Fish River Lodge – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 5

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Departing from the Fish River Canyon make your way to Aus via Goageb, edging closer to the historic and quirky town of Lüderitz. The surroundings of Aus carry something mystical in their streaks of Namib sand which merge with bleached grass combining in a sensuous slow dance of splendour. Rediscover freedom and silence in this serene setting and let all worries of everyday life evaporate.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Klein – Aus Vista Eagles Nest – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 6

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Start your day driving along the road to Lüderitz, stopping en route to observe the famous wild horses and the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskoppe. There are daily guided tours into the ghost town (Mon – Sat 09h30 & 11h00, Sun 10h00), where experienced guides share the glorious rise and sad desertion of Kolmanskop, which is now left to the will of engulfing sand dunes and raging winds. Finish off the day with a visit to the quirky town of Lüderitz nestled on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Klein – Aus Vista Eagles Nest – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 7

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After breakfast head north to the heart of the Namib Desert and the world famous Sossusvlei. Travel via Helmeringhausen and Betta, stopping at Helmeringhausen Beergarden for a quick rest and bite to eat whilst watching a tame Springbok help maintain the beautifully kept garden. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Moon Mountain Lodge – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 8

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An early start to the day is a must when wanting to visit the Sossusvlei dunes, as temperatures are still low and the early morning light provides photographic enthusiast with phenomenal images. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters at times. Sossusvlei is renowned for its majestic, warm red, star-shaped dunes contrasting against the stark white floors of the pans and a sight not to be missed. Attractions nearby also include the Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45 and Deadvlei.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at Moon Mountain Lodge – dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 9

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Your adventure continues to Swakopmund, a quaint coastal desert town with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees. Swakopmund, Namibia’s second biggest town and traditional “summer capital”, is one of the most surreal places in this surreal country.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at The Stiltz – bed & breakfast.

Day 10

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This day is spent in Swakopmund. The sweep of the coastline and desert hinterland offers many options for adventure and relaxation. Contact our office in Swakopmund for more information of things to do or enjoy a day exploring the town and its many shops.

Accommodation

Overnight stay at The Stiltz – bed & breakfast.

Day 11

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Return journey via Okahandja to Windhoek. Okahandja is an important centre for woodcarvers from the north. They practice their ancient skills at the Woodcarvers Market next to the main road. This is a good place to pick a last souvenir. Arrival in Windhoek with transfer to Hosea Kutako Airport for check-in on your outbound flight. Bid farewell to Namibia!

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