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Cape Town To Victoria Falls Cruiser- Camping

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Duration

24 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

18 people

Languages

English

Overview

The Grandest of tours. We set off at the foot of the Majestic Table Mountain (A new Natural Wonder of
the world). Passing small fishing communities and spectacular landscapes, we find ourselves in the
vastness of Namibia. We view one of the biggest canyons in the world, star at some of the highest
dunes of the planet, before we head for a unique safari on the white pans of Etosha National Park. We
follow in the footsteps of the Kalahari Bushmen. We then head into to the splendid, unspoiled beauty of
the Nature of Botswana. We follow in the footsteps of the Giants, the African Elephant. We finally
stand in awe of the largest sheet of falling water at Victoria Falls.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • • Table Mountain
  • • Cape Point
  • • Cape of Good Hope
  • • Penguin Colony
  • • Seaside Beach Restaurant Experience
  • • Orange River Canoe
  • • Fish River Canyon
  • • Ais Ais Hot Springs
  • • Sossusvlei
  • • Namib Desert Sand Dunes
  • • Desert Walk
  • • Seaside town Swakopmund
  • • Rock Paintings
  • • Safari in Etosha
  • • Windhoek
  • • Bushman Experience
  • • Camping Safari in Botswana
  • • Chobe Boat Cruise
  • • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

Itinerary

Sidewinding Travels 24 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Cruiser

Day 1 Full day Winelands
After breakfast we set off to the magnificent valley of vineyards on vineyards
No visit to South Africa is complete without a taster of the fine wines produced locally
We visit all 3 major wine routes the countryside has to offer
We start off with Paarl, on to Franschoek and finish with Stellenbosch.
Lunch on own account in Stellenbosch
We return to our accommodation in the late afternoon
Dinner on own account tonight

Day 2 Full day Peninsula
Today we depart on a full day on one of the most scenic drives along our coast.
We visit a small harbor town where we also have some time to browse the local arts and crafts and perhaps time for a coffee overlooking the fishing vessels.
We then head up the famous Chapman's Peak drive. This is one of the most scenic drives, and the views are splendid.
Our next stop is at Cape Point, where we go up to the old lighthouse and admire the views.
We then stop of at Cape of Good Hope where we stand in the footsteps of the early explorers as well as the most South Western Tip of Africa.
Lunch on own account
We then follow the route to the colony of African Penguins at Boulders beach.
We return to the hotel in the late afternoon
We have a welcome dinner included this evening

Day 3 Cape Town
Breakfast included
We start the day heading up the famous Table Mountain (Weather depending)
We take the cable way up to the top. With about a 3 minute ride to the top, the cable way is an adventure on its own. With the floor rotating, it offers superb views of the city
On top are numerous viewpoints, a WiFi lounge, curio shop and fully stocked restaurant
Once we are down, we commence with a short city tour where we visit:
The first official garden in South Africa, namely Company's Gardens,
The oldest colonial building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope
Cape Town City Hall, the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech as a free man
We visit Green Market Square, a local street vendor market
We visit Bo- Kaap and the Malay quarter
We then return to our accommodation
Dinner on own account
Optional excursion to Robben Island (Depend on weather and availability)

Day 4 West Coast
After breakfast we bid farewell to the “Mother City”
We make one last stop to admire Table Mountain before we head north
We travel past numerous West Coast villages and past the Cold Waters of the Atlantic Ocean
Lunch (Own account)
Our next destination is the small fishing village of Lamberts Bay
Situated on the coast we explore the beach, and for those interested there is one of the largest breeding colonies of Cape Gannet birds to be found.
Tonight dinner is included in the Muisbosskerm.
This restaurant is authentic of the dishes found on the West Coast. Literally built on the beach and in the sand it offers a unique experience. The sunsets from here are truly amazing.
We overnight in the small town

Day 5 Orange River
After breakfast we continue north
Today we are heading for the longest river in South Africa, namely the Orange River, which is over 2000km long.
Once we have completed the border formalities, we drive the short distance to our overnight stop.
In the afternoon we have time to relax by the swimming pool, or partake in a canoe excursion (Own expense)
On the canoe excursion we go onto the river, completely safe of hippos and crocodiles, and paddle downstream, occasionally crossing one of the many rapids, under the guidance of an experienced guide.
Dinner tonight is enjoyed at our accommodation

Day 6 Ais Ais Hot springs
After breakfast we depart north
A short drive today, our first stop will be at the magnificent Fish River Canyon. This Canyon is about 165km long, 25km wide and about 500m deep. This canyon is the second largest in the world, the views are spectacular.
After a brief stop for a coffee and lunch at an authentic Namibian Roadhouse, we continue to our overnight accommodation
Our accommodation tonight is at a natural hot spring. You will have time to soak in the hot mineral waters, and also explore the area.
Dinner at the accommodation

Day 7 Namib Desert
After breakfast we head to the Namib desert, the oldest claim desert in the world.
We pass numerous beautiful landscapes, and this is where we start to feel the isolation Namibia is famous for.
Lunch along route
In the afternoon we arrive at our accommodation for the next 2 nights.
Dinner included at accommodation

Day 8 Sossusvlei
Today is an absolute highlight of the tour!
Leaving before sunrise we head for Sossusvlei. This is one of the most famous landmarks in Namibia
As soon as the sun rises we enter through the gates. As we follow the tarred road, we enter an area surrounded by towering red sand dunes on both sides of the road
The dunes here rise to 350m high in places
Our first stop is at Sossusvlei Parking
From here we board 4x4 jeeps and drive deep into the sand dunes
We disembark and head for the spectacular Deadvlei. A dried out marsh once teaming with water and creatures, but due to the natural winds have dried up. The skeletons of the trees that remain is said to be 800 years old. This makes for spectacular photos
From here we transfer to Sossusvlei (Namib word for “Place of no return” or “Dead end marsh”
Then back to our vehicle and on the way back to the gate we make a stop at Dune 45.
On arrival at the gate we go for lunch
After lunch a time for siesta
In the late afternoon we re-enter the park, and go for a hike in the Sesriem Canyon. So aptly named as the early pioneers used 6 Riems (Strings) made from leather to scoop water for them and their horses.
We return to camp for siesta and for dinner

Day 9 Swakopmund
Today we head for the coast
Our first stop is in Solitaire
As small town with nothing more than a shop, bakery and filling station.
We stop at the most famous bakery in the desert, where the “world” famous apple crumbles are made
We spend the next 2 nights at Swakopmund, a town with its roots steeped in German architecture and history
On arrival we check into our accommodation
Swakopmund is also known as the “adventure capital” of Namibia
Activities on offer : (own expense)
Quad biking
Scenic flights over the Namib desert and along the coast
Whale watching (Seasonal)
Boat trips
Living Desert Tours
Township Tours
Moon landscape and Welwitschia tours
Lunch and dinner on own account

Day 10 Swakopmund
Breakfast included
Leisure day to explore and participate in activities

Day 11 Damara Land
After breakfast we head north to Damaraland. This area is considered one of the most isolated areas in Namibia.
We stop off at various sites
Organ Pipe (Dolerite columns at different lengths)
Burnt Mountain
Twyfelfontein Rock engravings
We then drive the short distance to our accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation

Day 12 Etosha
After breakfast we drive towards Etosha National Park.
We spent 3 nights in the park at the rest camps
After lunch we enter the park, we drive the short distance to the rest camp
On arrival we check in to our accommodation
In the cooler hours later in the afternoon we embark on our first safari
On return we have dinner at the camp
Dont forget to pay a visit to the waterhole, which stays lit up the whole evening

Day 13 Etosha
This morning we have the opportunity to embark on a morning safari with open jeeps (own account)
On return we have breakfast
Then we have time to relax by the pool
Dont forget to pay a visit to the waterhole
In the afternoon we depart for a safari in our vehicle
Return for dinner

Day 14 Etosha
After breakfast we drive to the east of the park
We keep looking for animals along our drive
The East receives a higher amount of rainfall
We stop for lunch along the way
On arrival at camp we check into our accommodation
Dinner at the camp

Day 15 Windhoek
We head for the Capital City of Namibia after breakfast
We stop over at a local market where many curios can be bought
On arrival we do a short city tour We check into our accommodation
Tonight we go for dinner at a famous restaurant in town (Included)

Day 16 Gobabis
After breakfast we do a short city orientation tour
We then head east through the Kalahari Desert
We are heading to the land of the bushman
We check in to our accommodation
In the late afternoon we do a walk with the bushman. These are the first inhabitants of many parts of Southern Africa.
They teach us their ways of surviving in this desolate environment
They also show us their hunting equipment and how to track animals, as well as the medicinal uses of plants
We return to camp for dinner

Day 17 Maun
A long drive today
Today we bod farewell to Namibia, and welcome our third country for the tour, Botswana
We cross the Kalahari desert to the town of Maun
Lunch along the way
The town of Maun is considered the “Gateway” to the Okovango Delta
On arrival we check in to our accommodation
Tonight we have to pack for the mobile safari into the Okovango Delta for the next two nights
Dinner included

Day 18 to 20
After breakfast we head for the wilderness
Our next three nights is spent in the absolute wilderness
Mobile camping?

Day 21 Makgadigadi
After breakfast we bid farewell and head for Makgadigadi Pans
Excursion onto the pans
We check into our accommodation
Dinner

Day 22 Chobe
Breakfast included
We drive north to the famous Chobe National Park. This park is famous for its huge herds of elephants and other animals
We check into our accommodation
In the late afternoon we depart on a sunset cruise. This boat cruise we float leisurely down the river, stopping for birds and animals along the way
We also salute to an amazing African Sunset
Dinner back at Camp

Day 23
We depart on an early morning safari in Chobe National Park
On arrival back we have breakfast
We then head for the border of our fourth country for the tour
On completion at the border we proceed to the lively town of Victoria Falls
We check in to our accommodation
Farewell dinner

Day 24
After Breakfast we visit the Victoria Falls (Included)
Our tour ends after lunch (Own expense)

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in Overland Truck
  • Accommodation as per program
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Professional Tourist Guide and Driver
  • Flights
  • Pre Tour Accommodation
  • Post Tour Accommodation
  • Activities not in program
  • Meals not in Program
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visas
  • Vaccines

Languages

English

Tour's Location

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Terms and Conditions
General Information and Booking Conditions
In these Terms & Conditions, the ‘Company’ shall mean Sidewinding Travels Pty Ltd registration number 2016/523507/07 ; a company registered according to the company laws of the Republic of South Africa. The ‘Client’ shall mean the person who has signed a booking form as the Lead Booking Name and each person named in the booking form.
1. Contract There shall be no binding contract between the Company and the Client until the following three conditions are met:
1.1. The Company Booking Form has been signed and accepted
1.2. The 30% deposit has been paid (Within 14 days after booking form has been sent to the Client')
1.3. The booking terms and conditions have been confirmed by the Client
2. Payments
2.1. A deposit of 30% from each Client is required when submitting the application form to confirm a booking, unless otherwise agreed in the Agent Contract.
2.2. The full amount due by the Client to the Company, shall be payable not less than 30 days prior to the date of departure/start of services (unless otherwise specified in the Agent’s Contract or direct form the Company). No Client will be permitted to commence any itinerary without payment in full being received by the Company. If the full amount is not received, the Company shall be entitled in its discretion to treat the reservation as canceled, and consequently to forfeit such part of the advance payment as determined solely by the Company. Late applicants may join the tour based on accommodation availability and prior arrangement with the Company'
2.3. Invoices in foreign currencies shall be paid by no later than the date specified on the footer of the original invoice. If payment is not made within this stipulated time period, the Client is obligated to request a new invoice as the due amount is subject to currency fluctuations.
2.4. If a new invoice is not requested and the currency exchange rate has changed to 'Sidewinding Travels’ disadvantage, a new invoice will be issued charging the difference to the Client/Agent.
2.5. If the company accepts payment by Credit Card from an Agent or Client, a 3 % surcharge will be added for Visa and Master Cards.
2.6. Payments can also be done via Electronic Funds Transfer (The bank account details will be sent directly to the client)
2.7. Please note: Sidewinding Travels reserves the right to alter the price due to external factors
3. Cancellations
3.1. Any cancellation of a booking by a Client or Agent, must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. The date on which the Company receives the correspondence or a company recognized Agent, will determine the cancellation charge, if any.
3.2. Cancellation charges will be incurred as follows:
3.2.1. 46 days or more prior to departure: 10% of the total rate
3.2.2. 21days to 45 days prior to departure: 30% of the total rate
3.2.3. 14 days to 20 days prior to departure: 50% of the total rate
3.2.4. 8 days to 13 days prior to departure 80% of the total rate
3.2.5. less than 8 days prior to departure: 100% of the total rate
3.3. Special cancellation fees may apply for 3rd party bookings
4. Changes and Alterations
4.1. “Force Majeure” means, in relation to the Company, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company (including, but not limited to, acts of God, explosion, flood, fire, war or threat of war, sabotage, civil disturbance, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions or other unexpected occurrences).
4.2. The Company shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or otherwise be liable to the Client, by reason of delay in performance, or by non- performance, of any of its obligations hereunder to the extent that any such delay or non- performance is due to any Force Majeure.
4.3. If the Company is affected by Force Majeure it shall be entitled to, and may in its sole and absolute discretion, vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour or safari.
4.4. No refunds are given for circumstances arising beyond the Company’s control, necessitating alternative arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of the tour or safari.
4.5. In the unlikely event of a vehicle breakdown that is beyond the Company’s control and immediate repair, the Company will arrange to have the spare part sent to the current location in the fastest possible time. The Company reserves the right to alter the itinerary accordingly in order to make up any time lost due to any unforeseen circumstances.
4.6. The company reserves the right to cancel the tour without prior notification and in such an event only agrees to refund all monies already paid and received from the Client.
5. Insurance
5.1. Travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every Client. All insurance is solely the responsibility of the Client. In order for a Client to join a tour or before commencement of any tour, the Client must have his/her full travel insurance, and must provide this information to the company. The insurance of the Client must be able to cover including but not limited to, personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic equipment, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage. If a Client falls ill, all hospital expenses, medical expenses, doctor’s fees, repatriation costs and in case where transport is needed, are the Client’s responsibility and the Company shall not be liable for any refund of the tour rate whatsoever. The Company shall not carry any deceased bodies in our vehicles.
5.2. The Company shall accept no responsibility whatsoever of the carriage and storage of baggage on any of our tours, lodges, camps, hotels and guesthouses. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they have comprehensive travel insurance of the correct value for the baggage
6. Liability The Client hereby acknowledges, confirms and records that he/she understands the risk inherent in adventure travel in African destinations and associated activities. The Client is accepted onto the tour and undertakes to do the tour, travel or activity at his/her own risk. The client agrees and concedes that the Company, its representatives and employees shall not be responsible for loss or damage to possessions, or injury or illness to the client or loss of life or consequential damages which might occur from any cause whatsoever, unless directly caused by the Company’s negligence.
7. Health and Age Restrictions Before the commencement of the tour or safari, the Client will ensure that He/She is medically fit for the duration of the tour/safari and all the activities done on the tour. The Client will also ensure that HE/She is in good mental health and is able to embark on the tour/safari. If the Client have any Medical conditions, it should be made available to the Company on the Booking form sent out from the Company to the Client before the tour/safari. Any failure to declare these conditions to the Company will result in the cancellation of his/her tour. Every client above the age of 65 is required to submit a medical certificate or a self-declaration form to the Company, where they declare that they are medically, physically and mentally suited for the tour/safari. For all camping safaris there is an age limit of 70 years, and for all lodge safaris there is an age limit of 8 years.
8. Claims and Complaints In the highly unlikely event when the client has a complaint of any sort, it is compulsory for the Client to let the Company know immediately. This will provide an opportunity for the Company to investigate the situation and provide the correct action needed against this complaint. If there are further complaints from the Client, it must be send in writing to the Company no ore than 30 days after the tour has ended. If these are not followed, the Company will not further continue on the investigation of such complaints.
9. Company Responsibility and Rights All information related to the company, its tours and services offered, printed in brochures, shared on social media and the internet, as well as on our website is done and given in good faith by the Company and is based on the latest updated information available to the company. The itineraries printed, distributed and mailed to the Client serves as a guideline only. The Company reserves the right to change or alter facilities of accommodation, itineraries, facilities, transport described in any publication without being held liable for any compensation or refund.
10. The Company Authority The tour guide, a representative of the Company has the authority to make any final decisions whilst on tour, and should let the Company know at the soonest about this decision. The guide will have the authority to make such a decision in the event of danger to the group, arising from factors such as weather, political reasons, war, and if the tour guide is not able to reach the company. The company shall not be responsible or liable for any client who commits an illegal or unlawful act in any country visited, or the consequences of such an illegal act. The client may in such circumstances be excluded from the tour without a refund, at the sole discretion of the Company or Company representative. If the Company considers a client unsuitable for a tour (due to mental or physical illness or implied danger to any other Client or Company representative) it may at its sole discretion decline to carry the Client further. If a Client causes severe inconvenience or annoyance to other Clients, the Company may decline to carry the client further, without any refund whatsoever. This will only occur after extensive intervention by the tour guide or Company representative. Name: Tour: I hereby, declare that I have read, and understand the above terms and conditions Signature Date
11. Inclusions
The agreement includes all inclusions stated on the final quotation. Sidewinding Travels Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the price should the included route, itinerary of rental description changes

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