HOME





OFFERS
TRAVEL BLOG
ABOUT US
ENQUIRE
BROCHURE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY & COOKIES
Namibia holidays and Namibia safaris - Sossusvlei dunes

Flying Safari: Deserts of Namibia + Cape Town


NYR10W
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,195
International flights quoted separately
Start your holiday at N/a'an kuse wildlife sanctuary, home to orphaned cheetahs. Your journey continues by light aircraft to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, to enjoy the thrill of a 4x4 excursion across the dunes. Fly along the Atlantic coastline to Swakopmund, before completing your holiday exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town. All light aircraft flights, transfers & 4x4 dune activity included.
Namibia Flying Safaris Vacations Namib Desert Cape Town
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei Dunes
• 
Sesriem Canyon
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Cape Town
• 
Table Mountain
• 
Robben Island
• 
Cape Point
• 
Stellenbosch Winelands
• 
Windhoek
• 
Namib Desert
• 
Sossusvlei Dunes
• 
Sesriem Canyon
• 
Swakopmund
• 
Cape Town
• 
Table Mountain
• 
Robben Island
• 
Cape Point
• 
Stellenbosch Winelands
Day 1
You will be met at Windhoek Airport and transferred to your lodge situated near the airport.
 
Here you can visit N/a'an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary that provides a safe home to animals orphaned or injured in the wild, watch the carnivore feeding and have a close-up encounter with a cheetah (pay locally).
Day 2
Transfer to Eros Airport for your light aircraft flight to the Namib Desert.
   
Fly over fascinating desert landscapes to Sesriem, the gateway to the southern Namib with its magnificent dunes and famous Sossusvlei, a clay pan surrounded by some of the highest sand dunes in the world. You will be met at the landing strip and transferred to your Namib Desert lodge where you will dine under the stars tonight!
 
Note: As you are flying in a fixed wing aircraft only soft bags may be taken, with a limited baggage allowance Note: Only soft bags up to a maximum of 15 kg and hand luggage up to 5 kg are allowed, with average customer weight of 80 kg as you are flying in a fixed wing aircraft. This is strictly enforced, but surplus baggage can be stored in Windhoek.
Day 3
Set out early this morning on a 4x4 tour into the famous sand dunes at Sossusvlei, as this is the coolest part of the day and the best for photography
 
This clay pan is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world – an endless sea of reddish sand stretching all the way to the distant horizon. These monumental star shaped dunes, some as high as 1,000 ft (325 m), were formed by strong multi-directional winds. The warm tints of sand range in colour from apricot to orange, red and maroon - and contrast vividly with the stark white clay pans at their base. You will be astonished by surreal Deadvlei, surrounded by some of the highest dunes and Sossusvlei, where the mostly dry Tsauchab River abruptly ends.
 
Take the opportunity to climb one of these dunes, which afford endless vistas across the desert landscape and the sea of sand.
 
Also visit the narrow gorge of the impressive Sesriem Canyon, with its rock pools fed by the Tsauchab River during the rainy season. The name is derived from the six “rieme” (leather thongs) that early pioneers used to draw water from these pools. Then return to your lodge, with afternoon at leisure.
Day 4
After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight over dune landscapes and along the Atlantic coastline to the beach resort of Swakopmund, with its old lighthouse and access to the sand dunes and activities of the Namib.
 
Swakopmund is situated on the Atlantic Coast where the cold Benguela Current sweeps up from Antarctica, releasing no moisture into the prevailingly onshore winds – hence the very low rainfall and desert conditions. Fog is common along the coast in the early mornings and late afternoons and this is what gives life to the desert-adapted flora and fauna of the region. The cold current is also highly oxygenated, causing it to teem with marine life.
 
Check into your hotel and relax on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 5
At leisure to relax at the beach resort of Swakopmund.
 
As this is Namibia’s playground a wide variety of activities are on offer, including an optional 4x4 excursion across the desert to Sandwich Harbour and various adventure activities, such as sandboarding down the sand dunes. Alternatively simply relax at a coffee shop and enjoy the beach.
Day 6
Transfer 30-minutes to Walvis Bay Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 7
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
We recommend you purchase a day pass onboard the convenient Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and beaches. The "Red Route" bus stops at the Table Mountain base station, where you can buy a ticket to ascend by cable car and enjoy one of the world’s most famous views. Continue to Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 8
Today we recommend an optional full day tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 9
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens or simply relax on golden Camps Bay beach – the choice is yours.
Day 10
Today we recommend an optional full day tour to the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 11
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
Contact us
Order a brochure
Feedback