Africa's Atlantic coastline dances with fables. Table Mountain soars, sand dunes roll towards frothy waves, shipwrecks and whale bones scar the Skeleton Coast. Penguins and seals bask on the beaches; flourishing vineyards occupy hidden valleys and nomadic tribes journey through the wilderness. Explore this iconic coastal beauty on a 10-day luxury tour of the Cape and Namibia, which includes opulent accommodations and four days of flying safari.
Cape Town – Gazing Over the Atlantic Ocean Sunset
Every sunset is unique. In Cape Town, the bands of color flow long and thin, as if painted in perfect horizontal lines. First a luminous yellow, then a flamboyant orange, finally a crimson tone as the horizon meets the blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Your balcony at the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa offers the perfect vantage point and each day culminates in these lines that seemingly linger for hours. Turn around and another remarkable fable dominates, that of the Table Mountain Chain rising vertically from the waves. This five-star hotel is nestled on virtually the only space in between, a raised platform that divides the icons. After landing at Cape Town International Airport, you'll be greeted and transferred to the 12 Apostles, acclaimed as one of the country's finest five-star hotels. Just sit back, relax on the verandah, and absorb the first beautiful impressions of Africa's Atlantic coastline.
Cape Town – A Journey to Cape Point and Africa's Southwestern Point
Cape Town – Table Mountain and a Helicopter Tour Over the City
Day 4 - 5
Cape Winelands – Luxurious Wine Tasting Around Stellenbosch
Cape Town to Swakopmund – Redolent Sand Dunes Over the Atlantic
Sossusvlei to Cape Cross to Huab River – Flying Safari Across Dunes and Lunar Landscapes
Huab River to Hoarusib – Flying Safari Across the Skeleton Coast
Hoarusib to Kunene River – Nomadic Tribes and Shipwrecks in the Sand
Kunene River to Windhoek – Departure
- Discover the city of Cape Town in all its coastal beauty, from ascending to a Table Mountain vantage point to encountering penguins waddling on a local beach
- Helicopter above the Cape Peninsula and admire the mountain chain that hangs over the corner of Africa
- Journey along the Atlantic Ocean to the southwestern tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope
- Allow your senses to be guided by the smells and tastes of the Cape Winelands, enjoying two days of wine and culinary treats
- Explore the Atlantic coast of Namibia with four days of flying safari, crossing majestic sand dune deserts and cruising along the fabled Skeleton Coast
- Stay at luxury camps amidst the epic wilderness of coastal Namibia, admiring how nature's spell has never been interrupted
- Enjoy two of South Africa's finest properties, with three nights at the 12 Apostles in Cape Town and two nights at the Delaire Graff Estate
- Spend time with a nomadic tribe and discover the iconic shipwrecks of the Atlantic Coast
- Savor nine days of African Atlantic Ocean sunsets, the end of the day casting beautiful red and yellow lines across the waves
Africa's Atlantic coastline is one of wilderness and dramatic memoirs to nature. From the rugged tip of Cape Point and the vertiginous face of Table Mountain, all the way up through thousands of miles of sand dune desert and mystical panoramas, it's a coastline mostly uninterrupted by the passage of time. Nomadic herds continue to roam freely, penguins and seals cluster in the thousands and wild mountains stand over a kilometer above soft sandy beaches. It's a coastline of drama, a seemingly endless stretch of desert and mountains that colonial explorers failed to conquer – their ships lay in the sand of the Skeleton Coast, a fitting tribute to the power of the Atlantic along Africa's southwestern coast.
On this 10-day Namibia and South Africa tour, you explore the fables of the coastline, combining the beauty of the Cape with the pristine wilderness of deserted Namibia. Start beneath Table Mountain in the city of Cape Town. Journey down to Cape Point, stopping at the penguins of Boulders Beach before standing at the lighthouse that marks the tip of Africa. Gaze out at where the Atlantic merges with the Indian Ocean, a color change that's observed on a helicopter tour of the Cape Peninsula. After three days in Cape Town, staying at the salubrious 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, you wind into the nearby valleys of the Cape Winelands. Two days of personalized wine tasting and gastronomy is enjoyed, with the Delaire Graff Estate providing a boutique base.
Next, you fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund, where the 1250-foot Dune Seven is an inspiring introduction to the drama of Namibia's Atlantic coastline. You depart for a 4-day flying safari, a pilot taking you along the coast and touching down in some of Namibia's most expressive wildernesses. Often, the places you visit can't be accessed by road. Fly across endless miles of rippling sand dunes, visit a semi-nomadic Himba tribe, find the shipwrecks and whale bones that scar the Skeleton Coast, and enjoy luxurious camps in remote riverine valleys. Every landscape is a photo and each day brings another opportunity to explore the forgotten fables of the Atlantic.
$5,525 per person (excluding international flights)
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