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Southern Sun South Bound Overland Tour

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ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Our South Bound Overland Tour from Table Mountain to Victoria Falls, you’ll explore some of the most breathtaking parts of Namibia on this 22 day Accommodated Overland tour. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll travel through the Namib Desert, spot wildlife in Etosha & finish in Windhoek. You’ll travel through Botswana, spot wildlife in Chobe NP and end in the adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls.

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All about the Southern Sun South Bound Overland Tour.

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From Table Mountain to Victoria Falls, you’ll explore some of the most breathtaking parts of Namibia on this 22 day Accommodated Overland tour. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll travel through the Namib Desert, spot wildlife in Etosha & finish in Windhoek. You’ll travel through Botswana, spot wildlife in Chobe NP and end in the adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls.

Trip Code: CVA22
Departure Point: Ashanti Lodge
Check-In: 7:30AM
Trip Type: Accommodated
Pre-Departure Meeting: Held at the Departure point at 17h00 on Day 1 of the tour

*All ATC trips include an arrival airport transfer. Please notify us should you not be using this so we can plan accordingly. Should you choose not to make use of this, or in the event that ATC were not updated with your arrival details, no refund will be paid for services not used.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls
  • Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
  • Etosha National Park
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Swakopmund
  • Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Fish River Canyon
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Airport departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Meals (unless otherwise specified)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Personal items
  • Tips
  • Bottled water
  • Optional activities
  1. Day 1 - 8 Cederberg Area, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund

    DAY 1: Cape Town

    We start our trip in Cape Town, also known as the Mother City.

    Arrival Transfer: To be pre-booked

    DAY 2: Cederberg

    Cape Town – Cederberg. Departing Cape Town, we make our way around the towering Table Mountain and head northwards. Our journey takes us through the wheat growing region, which is often referred to as the bread basket of South Africa. Next, we cross the Piketberg Pass and along the Olifants River, an area rich in fruit growing. 

    Overnight – Cederberg (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    DAY 3: Orange River

    Cederberg – Orange River. This morning we travel further north, through the region known as Namaqualand. Each spring this area is awash with colour as the Namaqua wildflowers bloom across the region. After a short stop in the mining town of Springbok we continue through the barren desert landscape of the Richtersveld before reaching the Orange (Gariep) River, which acts as a natural border between South Africa and Namibia. Our accommodation for the evening is situated on the South African side of the river with beautiful views. 

    Overnight – Orange River (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    DAY 4: Fish River Canyon

    Orange River – Fish River Canyon. Today we cross the border into Namibia and make our way to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Formed by tectonic activity and erosion it measures 161km in length, 2km in width and roughly 550m in depth. Following the eastern rim we’ll get the chance to stop at a number of vantage points for breathtaking views across the canyon.

    Overnight – Fish River Canyon (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY5: Sesriem

    Fish River Canyon – Sesriem. It’s an early start today as we make our way north through the Namib-Naukluft desert, one of the oldest in the world. With a sea of towering sand dunes, some of which are reputed to be the highest in the world, it’s an incredible part of the world. Our base for the next two nights is the Sossuvlei area, a great place to explore the region from. 

    Overnight – Sesriem (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY 6: Namibia’s Sand Dunes 

    Today we further explore the amazing Namib Naukluft National Park. We have the opportunity to climb Dune 45, so named because it’s at the 45th kilometre on the road that connects Sesriem gate and Sossuvlei. This impressive dune stands at around 80 metres at its highest point and is made up of 5 million-year-old sand. Later today you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the desert shuttles that heads a further 5km into the desert, reaching Sossuvlei, characterized by salt pans surrounded by imposing red sand dunes. 

    Overnight – Sesriem (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY 7 – 8: Swakopmund 

    Sesriem – Swakopmund. After breakfast we head north-west in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Walvis Bay before continuing to the seaside town of Swakopmund. During our journey we’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn. On day 8 you have some free time to explore this beautiful colonial town or partake in some of the optional adrenaline activities on offer here. Founded in 1892 by the Germans, Swakopmund still holds a lot of colonial charm with the added excitement of various adventurous pursuits. Optional excursions include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more.

    Overnight – Swakopmund (Breakfast:2, Lunch:1)

  2. Day 9 - 12 Brandberg, Etosha Area

    DAY 9: Brandberg 

    Swakopmund – Brandberg. We make an early departure from Swakopmund this morning and head through Spitzkoppe, often referred to as the ’Matterhorn of Namibia’. This 1728mhigh rock formation is one of Namibia’s most recognized landmarks. We’ll explore this area, visiting the rock paintings that have been discovered in the area. We end the day at our accommodation in Brandberg. 

    Overnight – Brandberg (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    DAY 10 – 11: Etosha National Park 

    Brandberg – Etosha National Park. On day 10 we depart for Etosha National Park. Covering over 22,000 square kilometres, Etosha is Namibia’s most significant and impressive national park. On day 11 we explore Etosha National Park further. Located around the Etosha Pan, the national park is home to a huge variety of animal and birdlife. The network of unpaved roads gives us a fantastic opportunity to get deep into the remotest parts of the park. This afternoon we explore the southern area of Etosha, with a thriving Oryx and Springbok population to be seen. This evening we return to our accommodation just outside the national park where you might wish to have a quick dip in the pool or enjoy a sundowner before dinner.

    Overnight – Etosha National Park (Breakfast:2, Lunch:2, Dinner:2)

    DAY 12: Etosha National Park 

    Today we make our way through the park heading northwards, en route we’ll see many different fascinating animals. Moving to a different part of the park shows the change in vegetation and how this affects the wildlife. Arriving to our accommodation this evening we can take some time to relax. You may wish to head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals that come and go.

    Overnight – Etosha National Park (Breakfast, Lunch)

  3. Day 13 - 18 Windhoek, Ghanzi, Maun, Nata Region

    DAY 13: Windhoek 

    Etosha – Windhoek. After our breakfast this morning, we head out of the park. Today’s drive will take us through small rural towns and scenic landscapes. Nestled between the hills, Windhoek is a rather small capital city but has many places of historical interest. This afternoon is spent at your leisure with time to visit the local museum or haggle at the street side markets. There are also many shops for those in need of a bit of retail therapy. 

    Overnight – Windhoek (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY 14: Ghanzi 

    Windhoek – Ghanzi. It’s an early departure this morning as we head for the border and make our way into Botswana. Our accommodation for the night is located in the small town of Ghanzi, in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. This afternoon you’ll have the option of a number of activities that will allow you to interact with the native Bushman people who reside in this area. You’ll learn about their way of life and how they are able to survive in such an arid and desolate area. 

    Overnight – Ghanzi (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY 15 – 17: Maun 

    Ghanzi – Maun – Okavango – Maun. Travelling north we reach Maun, which is the starting point for the majority of people travelling to the Okavango Delta. This evening we begin our preparations for the following day. 

    On day 16 we rise early and head north to the Mokoro poler’s station. Along the drive we’ll see a number of local villages where families have lived in a traditional way for many years. Mokoros are dugout canoes maneuvered through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. After a leisurely glide through the delta we reach our accommodation for the night. The afternoon and evening will offer the chance to relax with a cold drink or take a dip in the delta. The Okavango Delta, travelling from the Angolan highlands, is the largest inland delta in the world and is studded with lushly vegetated islands and unique bird life, with over 400 avian species. 

    On day 17 we have the opportunity to take a game walk through the delta before we take a mokoro ride back to our vehicle in time for lunch. From here there will be an optional scenic flight over the vast expanse of water (dependent on weather conditions & availability). This afternoon we continue back to Maun. 

    Overnight – Maun (Breakfast:3, Lunch:2, Dinner:1)

    DAY 18: Nata Region 

    Maun – Nata Region. Departing Maun, we head east around the edge of the scarcely populated area of the Makgadikgadi Pan. One of the largest salt flats in the world it is the vast remains of an early super lake. After reaching our accommodation this afternoon we have the option of taking a game drive or a bushwalk. Overnight – Nata Region (B)

  4. Day 19 - 22 Kasane, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls

    DAY 19: Kasane 

    Nata Region – Kasane. We continue north this morning travelling to the town of Kasane and to our accommodation on the banks of the Chobe River. The Chobe River is a natural border which divides Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Be on the lookout for the local hippos hiding just below the surface. As the main water source of the region, the river attracts an abundance of wildlife to its shores, and our accommodation is the perfect place to spot any game that’ve made their way down to the water’s edge. 

    Overnight – Kasane (Breakfast, Lunch)

    DAY 20: Chobe National Park 

    Kasane – Chobe National Park. This morning offers some free time to relax or explore the local town of Kasane before we prepare for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion – an overnight experience in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife. Look out for the rare Sable and Roan Antelope on your game drive, with their majestic backward slanting horns, or try keep a count of the Lilac Breasted Roller’s that swoop by! 

    Overnight – Chobe National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

    DAY 21: Victoria Falls 

    Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls. Heading out of Chobe this morning we make our way back to our vehicle before we head for the Zimbabwe border. After departing Botswana, we have a short drive to the town of Victoria Falls, named after the world-famous waterfalls. You then have the opportunity to explore the Falls before continuing to the town. The rest of the day offers time to relax and unwind.

    Overnight – Victoria Falls (Breakfast)

    DAY 22: Victoria Falls 

    Our African adventure ends after breakfast today. We suggest extending your stay to take advantage of the exciting optional excursions available at Vic Falls, which include horseback safaris, a visit to the crocodile ranch, flights over the falls and more.

    (Breakfast)

Meals and menus vary as food is purchased en-route, and is subject to produce that is available seasonally in the areas we travel through. Our safari cooks are able to offer a wide variety of menus with the ingredients available, even if the produce on offer is not of the same selection as what you may be used to back home.

The breakfast spread consists of bread (toast when time allows), spreads and cereals with a hot breakfast every few days. Lunches are mostly prepared en-route with a supply of ‘build your own’ sandwich ingredients available. Dinners are cooked in the evenings on arrival at the campsite. A wide array of dinner menus is on offer during your safari, consisting of curries, stews, pastas, and BBQ’s.

Our overland vehicles are custom built converted trucks that have seating space for our passengers and a storage area for luggage and all trip equipment. The trucks seat between 27-30 passengers on our camping trips. Most seats are forward facing, though some models have a combination of forward, backward and some inward facing seats with tables. Vehicles have sliding glass windows, and the seating area is raised providing a great advantage for game viewing and photography. Seats are cushioned and there is storage space for personal items like cameras, snacks and day packs in the seating area.

All of the tours operated by ATC are participation trips meaning that all passengers are expected to help out around camp. The crew members running the trip will set up a rota system that will be followed. One day you may be on cleaning duty, the next day you may be on cooking duty and so forth. This is not only to make the trip easier for all involved but also for you as the passengers to get to know one another while on trip.

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