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Family Adventure: Cape Town, Skeleton Coast & Big Cats

Cape Town, Skeleton Coast & Okonjima

The perfect option for family travel in southern Africa. Combining the modern day metropolis of Cape Town and the ruggedness of the Skeleton Coast and Safari in Namibia in three luxurious exclusive use villas.

At a Glance

  • Discover Cape Town's secluded beaches and penguin colonies along the Cape Peninsula

  • Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain for incredible views over the city

  • Taste your way around the artisan food shops and markets along the back streets of Cape Town

  • Learn to surf or stand up paddleboard with expert guides in Cape Town

  • Kayak with seals off Namibia's coast and watch these playful and inquisitive creatures swim along side

  • Quad bike or sandboard down the dunes along Namibia's Skeleton Coast

  • Track cheetah on foot from Okonjima with your own private guide

  • Stay in beautiful private houses and apartments for the ultimate privacy and enjoy some family time.

Adventure, Family, Villa, Wildlife

Description

Your journey begins in the picturesque Redcliffe House in Cape Town, South Africa. It's perfectly positioned within the city to best explore Africa’s most beautiful city. With some of the continent's, best restaurants just a stone's throw from the house and stunning view of Table Mountain, it is the perfect way to ease into an African adventure. There is a never ending number of activities to enjoy from stand up paddle boarding with penguins near Boulders Beach, paragliding off Lion's Head, cycle tours through the back streets of the city, discovering food markets, guided wine safaris, and even land based whale watching at its best between July and September.

Heading north, you will fly to the port of Walvis Bay in Namibia where you will be met and transferred twenty minutes up the Skeleton coast to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Flying in you will be treated to a view of towering sand dunes to the east and the full force of the uninterrupted Atlantic to the west. The town of Swakopmund and its architecture has been strongly influenced by Namibia’s Germanic past and aside from exploring the town itself there is a huge range of activities to fill your time. From kayaking with seals in the lagoon near the famous pelican point to quad biking into the Namib Desert and discovering more about amazing creatures that live there you will not be disappointed. You will enjoy three nights staying in Cornerstone's private apartment.

Next, you will be transferred by road east to Okonjima, the home of the Africat Foundation for three nights, staying in the Private Bush Villa for your safari. The reserve is vital to big cat conservation in southern Africa and offers a rare insight into it. As the reserve is home to such a dense population of cheetahs and leopards, it is one of best places to see their big predators in their natural environment. It also possible to track the cheetahs on foot which is a thrill like no other and a once in a lifetime experience. After three days here, you will finish your vacation with a private transfer to the capital city of Windhoek before flying home.

Itinerary

Stay

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3 nights Cape Town, South Africa Redcliffe House More Quarters
3 nights

Swakopmund, Namibia

Cornerstone Apartment - Atlantik Sicht
3 nights

Damaraland, Namibia

Okonjima Bush Suite

Location & Directions

Cape Town, Skeleton Coast & Okonjima

When to go

The best time to combine Cape Town with Namibia is between September & October or March to May when you can expect warm and settled weather in both countries. December - February in Namibia is very hot and can see temperatures reaching 38 degrees and usually accompanied with heavy rains. June to August can see cooler conditions in Cape Town with rain, while Namibia is settled and dry with temperatures averaging 25 degrees during the day but dropping below 10 degrees at night.

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