• Namibia

South Africa and Namibia Multi Centre

South Africa is an enticing year-round destination, with varied landscapes to explore and many contrasts for you to experience. From exhilarating game drives and deluxe safari lodges in the Kruger National Park to the fascinating history of the Battlefields region in Kwazulu Natal; and from the oyster capital of Knysna, along the picturesque Garden Route, to the cosmopolitan 'Mother City' of Cape Town, your choices are limitless.

After experiencing South Africa we highly recommend extending your adventure by heading over the border for the wilds of Namibia. Namibia has grown increasingly popular as an addition, in part due to the ease of travelling from South Africa by car or plane.

With endless dramatic landscapes, Namibia is a photographer's dream; from the tallest red sand dunes in the world at Soussusvlei to the Skeleton Coast, dotted with shipwrecks; the wilderness of the Damaraland, with its desert-adapted elephants; and the huge plains of the Etosha National Park – a visit to Namibia is sure to leave a lasting impression.

16 days

Guide Price

 £4,299  pp
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Trip highlights

  • Game drive through the world famous Kruger National Park
  • Take the Garden Route – perfect for self-drivers – visit Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Oudtshoorn
  • Discover Cape Town and the Cape Winelands
  • Visit the spectacular Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Spend time in Damaraland and the Etosha National Park

There's nothing better than a tailor-made trip around South Africa and for those that are happy to self-drive we highly recommend doing that for parts of the itinerary. Upon arrival into Johannesburg, we would suggest catching a connecting flight upto the Kruger National Park for three nights where you will hopefully have the chance to see a whole array of wildlife (including the Big Five) whilst staying in one of many luxurious lodges that are scattered throughout the different concessions that make up the Kruger National Park. After three nights in the bush, we would suggest you carry onto Port Elizabeth at one end of the famous Garden Route. Picking up a hire car, we suggest you spend at least five nights leisurely driving one of the world's most popular self-drives. Stop off at Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, the Tsistsikamma Forest, George, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam and Hermanus to name a few before arriving into Cape Town, known as the 'mother city'. Without a doubt, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Cape Town offers something for everyone and attracts a complete mixture of people. From dicovering and learning about the country's aparthied history and about how the late Nelson Mandela changed his country, to ascending the towering Table Mountain which watches over the city and from the Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens where it's perfect to take an afternoon picnic, to the penguins that inhabit Boulders Beach; a minimum of three nights is highly recommended.

Often described as the Beauty Queen of Africa and with good reason, an visit to Namibia after South Africa is a perfect combination. We suggest arriving into the countries capital Windhoek, where its always worth spending one night. The city has incredible architecture and a strong European Heritage so its great to get out and about and explore. From here, we would suggest heading south through the Namib Desert and towards the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei. Among some of the highest dunes in the world, they are constantly being re-shaped by the wind and really are beautiful to see spreading out as far as the eye can see. After spending two nights exploring this area we would suggest heading upto Swakopmund for two nights (stopping off at Walvis Bay if time permits). Perfect for walking tours, shopping or just relaxing on the sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, quad biking, paragliding and kite surfing can all be easily arranged. From here, we recommend travelling to the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The Etosha region has abundant wildlife and is home to many elephant, lion, leopard and rhino so a two night stay here is ideal. From here, travel back to Windhoek for your onward connecting journey home.