7 Days Luxury Desert Explorer
Enjoy watching the sunset from the truck, overlooking some of the most beautiful landscapes, set out in the morning for a canoe trip on the Orange River in the open sky and panoramic view and many more breathtaking places.
Meals (Breakfast x 6 / Lunch x 6 / Dinner x 5) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / accommodation / qualified crew/transport in the Nomad truck / included highlights as per the itinerary/entrance fees to National Parks.
Items of a personal nature, Optional extra activities, International flights, Holiday or personal insurance, Staff gratuities
Haus Garnison, Hammerstein, Ai-Ais, Felix Unite, Marcuskraal.
Day 1 – Swakopmund
After meeting your guides, the rest of the day is a free day to enjoy adventure, explore Swakopmund or simply enjoy a great bake at a local coffee shop. Swakopmund offers all the conveniences of a little city and there is something to keep everyone busy. This welcome brush with civilization is the perfect launching pad as we venture to the Namib Desert tomorrow morning.
Day 2 – Swakopmund
Namib Naukluft Leaving behind the charms of Swakopmund we continue our journey to Southern Namibia and the Namib Desert. We make a short stop in Walvis Bay this morning before turning east towards the heart of the desert. Our afternoon will be spent with a local guide who will introduce us to the wonders of the desert environment. An early night is advisable as we tomorrow will see us up as the dawn breaks.
Day 3 – Sesriem and Sossusvlei
Rising with the first light we travel to Sesriem, the gateway to the Sossusvlei dune fields. We enter the park early and make a stop to climb the famous Dune 45. Having stretched our legs we continue deeper into the Dune fields and take a 4×4 transfer to the marvels of Sossusvlei. We take time to visit both Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, before bidding the dune field farewell. Our final stop before continuing to our camp is the interesting Sesriem Canyon, a remnant of much wetter times in this dry region.
Day 4 – Fish River Canyon
Today we travel south on the gravel byways of Southern Namibia on route to Ais-Ais. Famed for its hot springs the resort and its hot pools are the perfect tonics to ease away the dust of the Namib. The Fish River Canyon is one of the largest in the world and this afternoon we take a walk along the rim of the canyon and end our day with a memorable sunset on the canyon edge.
Day 5 – Orange River
As dawn breaks, we head out making our way to the Orange River and our final stop in Namibia. Our last night in Namibia is spent on the banks of the Orange River and the best way to experience the Orange River is by canoe. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe trip on the river.
Day 6 – Orange River – Cedarberg
A final border crossing sees us enter South Africa this morning as we travel through the desert landscapes of Namaqualand on our way to the Cedarberg region. The Cedarberg is the home of Rooibos tea, which has become a popular beverage throughout the world. Tonight we enjoy a traditional meal and celebrate the many memories we have made.
Day 7 – Cedarberg – Cape Town
The final leg of our journey sees us travel through the wheat fields of the Swartland to the city of Cape Town. No visit to the fairest Cape would be complete without sampling some of the wines that have made this region famous. We will also make a stop at the well-known Spice Route, bordering the town of Paarl. The Spice Route is an estate that brings together a collection of flavours unique to the Cape Culture – including a beer garden, artworks studio, chocolate makers and coffee makers – to name just a few. Your tour ends upon arrival in Cape Town.