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Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Starts: Cape Town, South Africa
Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Visit: Cape Town, Citrusdal, Noordoewer, Fish River Canyon, Sesriem & Soussusvlei, Swakopmund, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, D'Kar, Maun, Okavango Delta, Okavango Delta , Makgadikgadi Pans, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park, Bulawayo, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls

Tour Type: Group Tour

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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Overlanding is the only way to see Southern Africa! This fantastic route, taking you on a wonderful overland journey between Zimbabwe's adrenaline hotspot of Victoria Falls and South Africa's iconic city of Cape Town, will give you a deep insight into this amazing continent and take you through some of its amazing highlights and hidden gems. Dragoman have been leading the way in African overland expeditions since 1981, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Nothing can prepare travellers for the beauty of the landscape in Zimbabwe and Botswana. After visiting the mighty Victoria Falls and enjoying some of the area's brilliant optional activities, we travel south to Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and take a fantastic open-top jeep safari in search of the area's incredible wildlife. We continue to Bulawayo, where we track the elusive rhinos on foot with our expert local guides, as well as learning about the culture and history of the area by visiting the nearby San cave paintings and the grave of Cecil Rhodes. Crossing into northern Botswana, we head for the stunning salt plains of Makgadikgadi Pans and then on to the spectacular scenery of the Okavango Delta, which we explore by mokoro and wild camp on one of its atmospheric islands! We camp at a traditional San village in Botswana before heading for Namibia, where we will head on safari in the phenomenal Etosha National Park, journey through the unbelievable and barren scenery of Spitzkoppe and the Namib Deserts, visit the adventure town of Swakopmund, climb the colossal sand dunes of Sesriem and see the sunset over the breathtaking Fish River Canyon. This incredible trip ends with a journey down the Western Cape of South Africa to the marvellous city of Cape Town on the continent's southern tip. A truly brilliant tour, and the most comprehensive itinerary through the region which does the area much more justice than some of the rushed itineraries of our competitors. Join us for this wonderful African journey!

Highlights

    • Adventure Activities
    • Canoeing
    • Nature & Wildlife
    • Overland Journey
    • R & R

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 158139
Tour Type: Group Tour
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: User Defined
Guide Language: english

Starts: Cape Town, South Africa
Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zambia
Duration: 24 days
Departures: Guaranteed
Physical rating: Demanding

Includes

    Activities
    • Freely explore the ridge at the top of the incredible Fish River Canyon, and take in the jaw-dropping sunset vistas from the best viewpoint of the canyon
    • Guided walk through the landscapes of the Namib desert, learning all about the delicate desert ecosystem
    • Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans
    • Climb the colossal sand dune of Dune 45 to witness the incredible shifting colours of the Namib deserts at sunrise
    • Visit the largest Cape Seal colony at Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast
    • Freely explore the stunning primeval landscape of Spitzkoppe, and walk to the nearby ancient San rock paintings
    • Search for all manner of African wildlife on a safari in our overland truck through the incredible Etosha National Park
    • Walk with the San tribespeople, learning all about their life and culture
    • Watch a traditional trance-dance and storytelling from the San around the fire in the evening
    • Head on an unforgettable 2-day/1-night guided safari deep into the Okavango Delta, including Mokoro trips and bushwalking safaris
    • Guided walking safari in search of White Rhino in Matobo National Park
    • Learn all about the colonial history of Southern Africa at a visit to the grave of Cecil Rhodes
    • Jeep safaris through Hwange National Park
    • Visit to the Painted Dog Conservation project near Hwange
    • Visit to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, the largest waterfalls in Africa
    Tour Staff
    • 3 crew members including an African camp master
    Accomodation
    • 90% Camping - 10% Hotels

Excludes

    Activities
    • Return cable-car trip to the top of Table Mountain (Price: ZAR 250)
    • Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned (Price: ZAR 250)
    • Visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Price: ZAR 45)
    • Full-day Shark Cage Diving excursion (Price: ZAR 1400)
    • Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony (Price: ZAR 540)
    • Tour of Cape Town Townships and the District Six Museum (Price: ZAR 395)
    • Head out on a full-day wine tasting tour of the famous area of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town (Price: ZAR 650)
    • Abseiling, canyoning and hiking on Table Mountain and Platteklip Gorge (Price: ZAR 895)
    • Visit to the colourful district of Bo Kaap (Price: USD )
    • Explore the Dutch-built Castle of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa (Price: ZAR 28)
    • Freely explore the beautiful beaches of Cape Town, including those at False Bay, St. James, Clovelly or Fish Hoek (Price: USD )
    • Sample the delicious wines from the vineyards at the base of the Cederberg Mountains (Price: ZAR 70)
    • Enjoy a stargazing talk at our campsite in Citrusdal in the Western Cape (Price: ZAR 75)
    • Head out on a short canoe trip on the Orange River, which marks the boundary of Namibia and South Africa (Price: NAD 250)
    • Enjoy a dip in the hot springs at Ais Ais (Price: USD 5)
    • Take an unforgettable sunrise balloon trip over the Namib desert and Dune 45 (alternative to the included tour) (Price: NAD 4250)
    • Head out for a fun morning of sandboarding on the dunes near Swakopmund (Price: NAD 400)
    • Explore the townships of Swakopmund, meeting the local Damara, Herero and Ovambo people (Price: NAD 400)
    • Explore the ocean by boat and search for dolphins, seals, and other marine life (Price: NAD 500)
    • Take a beautiful sunrise balloon flight over the Forbidden Coast (Price: NAD 3000)
    • Head out for a quad-biking trip into the Namib deserts near Swakopmund (Price: NAD 550)
    • Go in search of dolphins on a sea kayak trip off the coast of Swakopmund (Price: NAD 650)
    • Take a boat out for off-shore fishing in the seas near the Forbidden Coast (Price: NAD 1200)
    • Head out on horseback to explore the beautiful area around Swakopmund (Price: NAD 570)
    • Learn about Namibia's marine life at the Swakopmund Aquarium (Price: NAD 30)
    • Learn all about the German colonial history of the area at the Swakopmund Museum (Price: ZAR 25)
    • Take a scenic flight over the Forbidden Coast and the Skeleton Coast (Price: USD 150)
    • Visit and explore a local cattlepost village (Price: USD 80)
    • Take a day trip by 4x4 jeep to explore the Nxai Xini Salt Pan (Price: USD 120)
    • Take a guided walk around the immense baobab trees found in the area (Price: USD 35)
    • Learn all about the eco-systems of Southern Africa at Bulawayo's excellent Natural History Museum (Price: USD 10)
    • Visit the fascinating Railway Museum in Bulawayo (Price: USD 1)
    • Visit Bulawayo's National Art Gallery (Price: USD 2)
    • Explore the ancient ruined capital of the Butua civilisation at Khami (Price: USD 10)
    • Visit the animal rescue sanctuary at Chipangali (Price: USD 10)
    • Enjoy a relaxing canoeing trip on the River Zambezi (Price: USD 110)
    • Head out for a full day white-water rafting on the Zambezi (Price: USD 150)
    • Bungee jump (111m) from the bridge over the Second Gorge of the Victoria Falls (Price: USD 135)
    • See the incredible Victoria Falls from the air with a helicopter flight over the waterfalls (Price: USD 152)
    • Take a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi (Price: USD 55)
    • Horse riding along the scenic banks of the Zambezi (Price: USD 95)
    • Take a guided walk to a local Matabele village (Price: USD 55)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,505 ($63/day)

Deposit:

$315 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Flexible

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe Cape Town, Citrusdal, Noordoewer, Fish River Canyon, Sesriem & Soussusvlei, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Cape Cross, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, D'kar, Maun, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls
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Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves

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Heather G  

Ian took charge on the Matopos visit and Rhino tracking and the Hwange drives, and he was SUPERB IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. He is very passionate & exceedingly knowledgeable. Calm, friendly and SO knowledgeable. Provided a superb picnic lunch and plenty of drinks. Felt completely safe with him so very close to rhinos and elephants.

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Karolina H  

Ellen and Matt were superb.

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Patricia P  

Ian was our guide on several game drives. He was excellent, answered all our questions and managed to get us really close to rhinos.

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Jana P  

Brilliant cook, very helpful and nice.

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Richard P  

Denford was a lovely caring man with a great sense of humour. He produced the best food ever.

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Annica E 

Yves co-driver was very nice and helpful.

Tour Operator

Dragoman

Dragoman has a proud history, standing at the forefront of the overlanding industry since the company's formation in 1981. Our first overlanding expedition to Nairobi and back set off in the summer of 1982, with our first trips to Asia following in 1984. In 1989, Dragoman launched operations in South America, and in 1994 (now with 13 trucks) we expanded out to Central America.

2001 Dragoman took over the assets of Encounter Overland, and we have been proud overlanding partners with Intrepid since 2008. Dragoman became the owners of Imaginative Traveller in 2011, the same year that our first truck arrived in South East Asia. Finally, in 2013 we entered North America, and were the first ever overlanding company to visit Burma.

In Business Since 2008

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