Scenic Self-Drive Through Winelands, Canyons & Wild Lands

Curated by: Allison Odendaal

What to expect

Who says you can't see it all? Spend 2.5 weeks self-driving your way across Southern Africa's western coastline, from the Cape Winelands and Namaqualand to Namibia's Fish River Canyon - the largest canyon in Africa. Sossusvlei and its dunes await followed by a return to civilisation in the coastal city of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. The wild calls once again with the Damaraland and Etosha, before the adventure comes to a close in Windhoek.

  • Ideal duration: 16 Days
  • This tour is great for:
    • Self-Drive
    • Adventure
    • Wine Tasting
    • Big Five Safari
    • Honeymoon
    • Photography
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  • Your adventure begins
  • South Africa
    Impressive vineyards found in the Cape Winelands
    South Africa

    2 Nights
    Cape Winelands

    The Cape's most tasteful escape

    For a countryside escape that doesn’t skimp on taste, head out of Cape Town to the Cape Winelands. The terroir of its small towns and surrounds have made it ideal for wine production with many of the region’s...

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  • South Africa
    South Africa

    1 Night
    The Northern Cape

    Wildflowers, wildlife & diamonds

    The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province but home to the smallest human population - instead proffering an abundance of wildlife that live in the vast spaces of its semi-desert landscape. The upper Karoo’s rocky...

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  • Namibia
    Namibia

    1 Night
    Fish River Canyon

    Hike the 2nd largest canyon in the world

    Shifts and changes in the earth’s crust some 500 million years ago resulted in severe water erosion and collapsing valleys that left plunging ravines and looming rock faces in its wake. This area is today known as the...

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  • Namibia
    Namibia

    1 Night
    Namib-Naukluft National Park

    Namib-Naukluft National Park: contrasts & extremes

    Encompassing part of the Namib Desert, the Naukluft mountain range and the marine sanctuary of Sandwich Harbour, the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia covers an area of almost 50 000km² and is the largest game...

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  • Namibia
    Tourists walk over sand dunes in the Namib desert
    Namibia

    2 Nights
    Namib Desert

    Explore the uniqueness of the Namib Desert

    The Namib Desert has often been hailed as the oldest in the world. Its inception began some 50 – 80 million years ago while it has remained unchanged for the last 2 million. Sprawled across an area of 81 000km²,...

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  • Namibia
    The picturesque houses lining the streets of Swakopmund, Namibia
    Namibia

    2 Nights
    Swakopmund

    Adventure capital of Namibia with something for everyone

    Swakopmund is the seaside darling of Namibia and has also garnered a reputation as the “adventure capital” of the country. Visitors will be charmed by the temperate climate, old-world German architecture, swaying...

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  • Namibia
    Gemsbok graze in the lush grasses of Damaraland
    Namibia

    2 Nights
    Damaraland

    Definite tourist highlight on a Namibian itinerary

    Damaraland occupies an area between the Skeleton Coast in the west and Etosha National Park in the East. Likely one of the most fascinating attractions in the area, the Petrified forest near the town of Khorixas offers visitors...

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  • Namibia
    A majestic elephant spotted on safari in Etosha National Park, Namibia
    Namibia

    3 Nights
    Etosha National Park

    With its origins in the Bantu language, Etosha translates to “great white place” referencing the near 5 000km² mirage-inducing pan that calls the 22 750km² Etosha National Park home. Considered one of...

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  • Namibia
    One of the beautiful old churches that can be seen in Windhoek
    Namibia

    1 Night
    Windhoek

    Gateway capital to treasures of Namibia

    Windhoek is the only proclaimed city in Namibia and acts as the administrative and legislative centre and a gateway to the country. Chances are, those visiting Namibia will begin and end their journey in Windhoek. Apart from...

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Your journey mapped out:

Ready to pack your bags for Africa? With just a few details from you, we'll put together your dream holiday!

  • 2 Nights in Cape Winelands South Africa
  • 1 Night in The Northern Cape South Africa
  • 1 Night in Fish River Canyon Namibia
  • 1 Night in Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Namib Desert Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Swakopmund Namibia
  • 2 Nights in Damaraland Namibia
  • 3 Nights in Etosha National Park Namibia
  • 1 Night in Windhoek Namibia
  • 15 Nights in total

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