Self-Drive Namibia & South Africa: Deserts, Dunes & Canyons - 17 Days

Be enchanted and mesmerised by the desert landscapes, Indigenous peoples and outstanding wildlife of Namibia and South Africa. This is a trip for those looking to get ‘off the beaten track’ but still looking for a level of accommodation comfort. Start with the stunning red sand dunes of Sossusvlei before heading south to the mountains and plains of Klein Aus, and the world’s second largest canyon - the Fish River Canyon. Cross into South Africa to experience the power of the Orange River as it plunges 70 metres over the Augrabies Falls before being hosted by the #Khomani San, the original custodians of the Kalahari Desert, to learn of their culture and tradition. Your final stop is the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with its incredible endemic wildlife, fascinating raptors and, of course, stunning black-maned lion.

A word of advice - travel distances in Namibia, whilst not being huge, take longer than Google Maps suggest, as the majority of roads you travel on are gravel.   

Namib-Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Dead Vlei & Dune 45 – Fish River Canyon – Orange River & Augrabies Falls - #Khomani San & Kalahari Experiences - Kgalagadi wildlife and birdlife
South Africa and Namibia Self Drive map

Detailed itinerary

Travel distance: Approximately 45kms, main roads.

Collect your vehicle upon arrival and drive to your guesthouse. Depending on your arrival time you may choose to wander into the centre of Namibia’s capital city. It’s often described as having a continental atmosphere - mixing African lifestyle with European history, picturesque German architecture, European influenced restaurants and shopping centres combined with street vendors make it unique. Alternatively relax by the pool or join an optional township tour.

Stay at:
Elegant Guesthouse or similar

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