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Teen Safari and Desert Adventure

Madikwe, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Cape Town

A non-malarial tour covering the best of southern Africa with a big 5 safari in South Africa's Madikwe before flying on to explore Namibia's wide open landscapes of the Skeleton Coast and Namib desert, before ending with a stay in the heart of Cape Town.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy a big five safari in the non malarial Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Climb the 'Big Daddy' sand dune in Sossusvlei and enjoy the incredible stark views of Deadvlei below

  • Watch the desert come to life on a guided trip into the dunes in Swakopmund, learning how creatures survive in such harsh conditions

  • Explore Cape Town's hidden beaches either by kayak or on a stand up paddle board and discover the lesser visited penguin colonies

  • Hire bikes and cycle along Cape Town's sea front stopping off at boutiques and artisan food shops as you go

Adventure, Family, Off the beaten track, Teenagers

Description

The best way to start any African vacation is with a safari and after arriving in South Africa you will begin with three nights in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. With some of the best big 5 game viewing in South Africa here your first three days will be action packed with two game drives a day and guided bush walks available for those over 16.

From here, you will head north to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, which is only an hour and a half's drive away where you will catch your onwards flight to Namibia's capital Windhoek. Your Namibian adventure with start with a light aircraft flight down in the world famous dunes at Sossusvlei, home to the UNESCO world heritage site Dead Vlei. For three days, spend time exploring the unique landscapes and incredible scenery. For the keen horse riders, riding through the sand dunes is an absolute must or for some excellent photographic opportunities take to the skies in a hot air balloon.

Next up is Namibia’s Skeleton coast and the colorful town of Swakopmund. As an old colonial town the blend of Germanic and African influence on the architecture results in a wonderfully unique mix. Aside from spending lazy afternoons exploring the town itself there is also a huge amount to do here from quad biking into almost inaccessible parts of the Namib Desert and learning a little bit more about this unique desert eco system to kayaking with seals and dolphins in the calm waters of the lagoon surrounding Pelican Point Light house.

From here, you will fly from the nearby town of Walvis Bay to Cape Town for the final part of your trip. Set right in the heart of Cape Town the private apartments at More Quarters are the perfect base to explore this beautiful city from, with all the perks of a hotel but with the freedom to come and go as you please and at your own pace. During your stay in Cape Town there is always something to do, from climbing Table Mountain to exploring the Cape Point peninsular and visiting the penguins at Boulders beach. This is a fantastic adventure for the whole family offering plenty of variety for everyone.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

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3 nights

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Madikwe Safari Lodge
Fly Gabarone to Windhoek
1 night

Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove
Fly Windhoek to Sossusvlei
3 nights

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Desert Homestead Outpost
Fly Sossusvlei to Swakopmund
3 nights

Swakopmund, Namibia

Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Fly Walvis Bay to Cape Town
3 nights

Cape Town, South Africa

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Madikwe, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Cape Town

A fantastic safari adventure encompassing a big five wildlife safari in Madikwe, followed by exploring the red dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Travel north to Swakopmund and enjoy a wide range of experiences from kayaking with seals to quad biking through the dunes before ending with a few days in the heart of Cape Town.

When to go

The best time to combine South Africa 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 Celsius 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 Celsius during the day but dropping below 10 degrees Celsius at night.

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