Cape Town at night, South Africa

Fables of Africa's Atlantic Coast: Cape Town & Namibia Tour

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Countries Visited

Namibia, South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Table Mountain, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

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.

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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.

Starting Price

$4,245 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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