Privately guided Tours to the South of Namibia
Daily tour description - Namibia Tours South
Arrival in Windhoek and meeting at the airport. Pick up of the rental car ( if booked as a self-drive tour ). Drive ( about 40 km ) to the "Hotel Thule" located on a hill in the Eros district with a beautiful view over the city of Windhoek. Rest, refresh and lunch break. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the sights of the Namibian capital. Alternative leisure for individual experiences and sightseeing. Recommendation: Dinner in the popular "Joes Beerhouse" or the "Kubata Restaurant" opposite Joes ( highly recommended ) in the Eros district. Transport provided.
Windhuk - Maritz Country Lodge / Travel time approximately 5 hours - 500 km
After breakfast drive via Mariental to Keetmanshoop. Arrival at the "Maritz Country Lodge". Afternoon visit of the quiver tree forest and the "Giants Playground", a rocky natural spectacle, in German: the playground of the giants. Afterwards back to our accommodation for tonight with a nice dinner and then we go to our well deserved night's sleep. Overnight stay, breakfast and dinner included.
Maritz Country Lodge - Canyon Village / Travel time approximately 3 hours - 220 km
In the morning drive to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. We drive on the B4 until after about 30 kilometers we turn onto the D545 and pay a visit to the "Naute Recreation Resort" with some bathing fun at the so-called Löwensee. We continue on the C12 and the D601 until we arrive after a few more kilometers on the C37 at the "Gondwana Canyon Village". The afternoon is at your own disposal. Our recommendation: The amenities of the lodge with a refreshing pool and in the evening to enjoy the sunset from the rocky plateau of the lodge. Overnight, dinner and breakfast at the lodge.
Canyon Village - Lüderitz Nest Hotel / Travel time about 5 hours - 410 km
Early drive to the viewpoint of the canyon and view into the belly of the earth during the spectacular sunrise. Then return to the lodge for breakfast. After the enjoyable breakfast continue on the D601 and C12 on the B4 - with recommended photo breaks - to Lüderitz. Arrival in Lüderitz in the afternoon at the very popular "Lüderitz Nest Hotel". In the late afternoon we will do some sightseeing with Bergkirche, Goerke Haus, Bahnhof and Shark Island. Recommendation: Dinner individually in the overnight hotel, a restaurant in town or at the "Waterfront", where excellent seafood dishes are served.
Lüderitz Nest Hotel - Sossusvlei Lodge / Travel time approx. 7 hours - 465 km
This morning we will leave after breakfast at 7:30 to pay a visit to Kolmanskop at 8:00. Visit to the ghost town devoured by the sand dunes, which was once the richest city in Africa with its diamond finds. Then we continue on the B4 to Aus, where we turn left on the gravel road C13, after another 105 kilometers to reach the village Helmeringhausen, where we take our short lunch break. Now there are another 236 kilometers on the C27 with a short stop at the "Schloss Duwisib" until we arrive at the "Sossusvlei Lodge" in the late afternoon. Here we are offered a delicious dinner in the form of a very rich buffet, which we will enjoy on the "Al Fresco Terrace", before we go to sleep.
We have to get up very early and leave our lodge at 6h00 so we can drive to the park at sunrise. We pick up our permit and drive on the tar road to the dune 45 and then another 40 km to the "Deadvlei" and "Sossusvlei" pans. The last 5 km to the pans, however, we drive 4x4, which is also a little adventure in itself. Sossusvlei is where we will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue sky contrasts with the huge red sand dunes, which is one of Africa's natural wonders. After visiting the Sossusvlei Pan, we drive back to the Deadvlei parking lot, from where we make a 1.1km hike to reach the Deadvlei Pan. If you are in good shape, you can also go for a walk on the "Big Daddy" dune. We spend the morning around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and on the way back we visit the famous dune 45. This dune is known for its elegant shape, which, together with its location near the road, got the distinction of the most photographed dune in the world , Then we head back to Sesriem for our lunch break, after which we will take a short trip to the Sesriem Canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural gorge carved by the Tsauchab River in local sedimentary rocks, about one kilometer long and up to 30 meters deep. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means "six belts", so called by the settlers on the Dorsland Trek. Six belts (consisting of oryx skins) had to be tied together to raise water with buckets from the bottom of the canyon. The Sesriem Canyon is in some places only two meters wide and has partially permanent waterholes, which many animals use. On our return to our lodge, we look forward to a nice sundowner on the lodge's terrace before having our dinner and then retire to sleep.
Sossusvlei Lodge - The Stiltz Swakopmund / Travel time about 4.5 hours - 345 km
How to leave the Sossusvlei lodge around 8h30 and drive 80km until we reach Solitaire, refuel and visit the bakery for a short break. Continue on dusty gravel road until we reach the mountain passes of Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon, once for photo enthusiasts. Now down towards the coast, past the bird spring mountain and Walfish Bay in sight. Along the ocean until we reach Swakopmund in the early afternoon. Here we stay for 2 days and have the opportunity to explore the city, visit the Museum or the Crystal Gallery and take advantage of many optional activities such as a trip to the ancient Nonidas Castle, as well as the lunar landscape and the hundreds of years old Plant "Welwitschia mirabilis". Here we are booked on bed and breakfast in the beautiful beachfront "The Stiltz". Dinner in one of the very good restaurants at own expense.
The Stiltz Swakopmund
After breakfast we have the whole day to relax in Swakopmund. But as often requested, we will start quite early to go to Walvis Bay to take part in the very popular catamaran tour, which starts at 9h00 and ends at 12h30. This goes along the coast, and sea lions as well as dolphins are constant companions of the boat. Fresh oysters and sparkling wine are served (this activity is included in the tour price). Back in Walvis Bay we may have a small lunch break before continuing in the afternoon and visiting the highest dune in Namibia (Dune 7) and then returning to Swakopmund. Recommendation: Dinner in the ultra-German "Brauhaus" or in the Landmark "Jetty 1905" Restauant which is about 270 meters on the Jetty in the ocean. Overnight with breakfast at our lodge.
The Stiltz - Brandberg White Lady Lodge / Travel time about 3 hours - 230 km
We leave after 8:30 for breakfast and drive north along the coast via Henties Bay and then inland to reach our destination for today's "Brandberg White Lady Lodge" in time for our lunch break. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to drive to the entrance of the Brandberg, 16 km away, to visit the world-famous "White Lady" rock painting. This is a guided tour and included in the tour price. Optionally, the lodge also offers a "Desert Elephant Drive" at 16h00 and a "Sunset Scenic Drive" just before sunset, which are not included in the tour price. Various beautiful hiking trails are also available. Overnight, dinner and breakfast is back at the lodge today.
White Lady Lodge - Taleni Etosha Village / Travel time 3.5 hours - 315 km
We leave our accommodation after breakfast and drive north on the C35 until we turn right at the provincial capital Khorixas on the C39. After a few kilometers we turn right again onto the D2743, to pay a visit to the famous rock "Vingerklip" (35 m high). Continue to the small town of Outjo and have lunch. Afterwards we will take the C38 to our destination for today, the unique "Taleni Etosha Village". Here the afternoon is free for us. We can relax at one of the two swimming pools or go on an approximately 2 hour game drive to Etosha Park. With a little luck, we will already see some animals at different waterholes. The excellent dinner with various game dishes is also served here as a buffet in the beautiful grounds outside.
Taleni Etosha Village - Mokuti Etosha Lodge / Travel time about 4 hours - 140 km
This morning after breakfast at 8h00 we go to the Etosha National Park and we are heading east. We will visit some waterholes again on our game drive and at midday we will reach our halfway destination Camp Halali for a small lunch break. Here you can use the swimming pool to refresh yourself. After the break, we continue on the Rhino and Elandsdrive and we will again approach several water holes closer to the pan. We leave the park by Von Lindequist Gate and then turn right to reach the luxurious "Mokuti Etosha Lodge", which is located on its own 4,000 acre private game reserve. For dinner here is a very extensive and tasty buffet on the terrace in a beautiful garden.
Mokuti Etosha Lodge - Windhoek / Travel time about 6 hours - 500 km
Our last day starts after breakfast with our return to Windhoek via Tsumeb, Otavi, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja with the last chance to visit the woodcarving market before reaching Windhoek at noon. Arrived in Windhoek we can enjoy the last hours on the terrace at the "Hotel Heinitzburg" above the city with longing farewell looks at apple strudel or Windhoek lager beer.
Then drive to the airport and drop off the rental cars (at the self-drive option) and now we say goodbye to Namibia after a hopefully very impressive and memorable Namibia round trip to the south.
The self-driver option requires a valid driving license plus a valid International driving license.
Also a requirement is a health insurance which also covers you abroad.
Different airlines now fly to Windhoek and the flight prices have drastically declined. It is recommended to 'google' a bit and to look for carriers such as Air Namibia, Condor, KLM and SAA. Especially Quatar Airways and Eurowings is worth to consider.
Namibia is as large as Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy, but with only two inhabitants per square kilometer it has fewer inhabitants than Hamburg.
These facts alone suggest a sparsely settled population and large distances.
In Namibia, there is left-hand traffic. We travel up to 600 km on this tour on some days, which is not a problem at all in view of the low traffic volume. It is important to note that about 85% of the road network in the host country is not paved, but rather so-called "gravelroads" ( dirt roads ), which can be used by conventional cars.
Based on our route of approx. 3500 km, about one third are normal tar and the other two thirds gravel or sand roads.
Our tour includes accommodation and breakfast or half board. Additional costs eg for dinner are rather insignificant, because in Namibia most menus are reasonably priced in comparison to other countries.
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- 1 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Hotel Thule" in Windhoek
- 1 x Overnight stay / Halfboard - "Maritz Country Lodge"
- 1 x Overnight stay / Halfboard - "Gondwana Canyon Village"
- 1 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "Nest Hotel" in Lüderitz
- 2 x Overnight stay / Half Board - "Sossusvlei Lodge"
- 2 x Overnight stay / Breakfast - "The Stiltz" in Swakopmund
- 1 x Overnight stay / Half Board - "Taleni Etosha Village"
- 1 x Overnight stay / Halfboard - "Mokuti Etosha Lodge"
- 1 x Guided city tour / trip in Windhoek
- Entrance fee to Quivertree Forest and Giants Playground
- Entrance fee to Fish River Canyon
- Visit Kolmannskuppe and Goerkehaus
- Guided Tour Brandberg White Lady
- Katamaran Trip Walvis Bay
- Entrance fees to the Etosha National Park
- Refreshment drinks during the trip
- Car with air condition incl. insurance without excess *
- Road map Namibia per vehicle *
Not included in the price are the travel expenses to Windhoek and back. Dinner not mentioned as half-board, as well as drinks with meals, gratuities for staff and personal expenses. Petrol costs for car hire.
* For the self-propelled option, a normal car Compact Class is included in the travel price and is absolutely sufficient for our trip. If you prefer to travel with a Jeep or Toyota, it would be possible at an extra charge. On the guided tour, we make use of the following vehicles: Jeep Cherokee (4 x 4), Toyota Fortuner (4 x 4), Mitsubishi Delica Luxury (4 x 4), VW T5 Microbus or Toyota Quantum depending on the number of guests travelling.
3,200.- EUR per person in double room (guided tour - rate reduces if more than 2 guests are booked)
4,000.- EUR per person in the double room (guided self-drive tour option - rate applies to the driver(s) of car(s) only)
Single supplement 700.- EUR (in both cases)
Prices valid from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
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