8 Days / 7 Nights
Part Bed and Breakfast & Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ongava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include: game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.
Arriving at Cape Town International Airport your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel, after checking into your room the rest of the day is spent at your own leisure.
We depart from your hotel via the Atlantic seaboard in the direction of Hout Bay, passing towns such as Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven, and Llandudno. The suburb of Llandudno is dramatically situated against giant granite boulders which keeps it well hidden from the rest of the Peninsula. This is also where one would turn to the right if going to Cape Towns only nudist beach called Sandy Bay.
The historic and picturesque town of Hout Bay discovered by a British sailor John Chapman in 1605 is our next stop. Take a cruise to view the seal colony at Duiker Island. Enjoy the crisp, clear air and spectacular views from some of Cape Town`s most visited attractions as we drive via Chapmans Peak drive, Misty Cliff`s, and Scarborough towards Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.
After enjoying lunch in the charming Naval town of Simonstown, we visit one of only two breeding colonies in the Western Cape (there are a total of 27 breeding colonies in Southern Africa). If time allows after visiting the penguins, we could visit Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, which is the largest botanical gardens in South Africa and one of the great botanical gardens of the world.
We depart in the direction of the three biggest wine regions in South Africa, namely Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschoek. These picturesque regions boast a multitude of wine estates, cellars, where wine tastings, cellar tours, and meals could be had. Places we will pass through include the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek. You could have lunch in either Stellenbosch or Franschoek. If time allows we drive to the top of the Franschhoek pass for one of the most spectacular breathtaking views you will ever encounter. We do a total of three wine tastings(one in each of the three wine regions)
Spend your last day exploring Cape Town at your own leisure.
After a leisurely breakfast, you have time to pack and check out from your hotel for your transfer to Cape Town Airport.
Arriving at Windhoek airport you will take a short charter flight to the camp airstrip ( additional cost). Your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge. After checking into your room, you can unpack and relax around the lodge before dinner that evening.
These days are spent enjoying guided drives in Etosha National Park.
This is where stories were woven into the Hai//om mythology of the origin of Etosha's chalky pan, how Elephant saved the world with his generosity of spirit and the many tales about the animals below and the stars above that are part of the cycle of life in Etosha. Explore the national park with our knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the waterholes and the animals that frequent them.
Take this opportunity to be introduced to African wildlife from the comfortable seat of a game vehicle. Early morning or late afternoon visits, in accordance with the Andersson Gate times, provide the best game viewing.
And, after Etosha enchantment return to the lodge to relax, dive into the cool waters of the pools, or indulge in quality food and wine - and peace. The lodge, only ten kilometers from the Park's central entrance and a world away from the hustle and bustle of Okaukuejo, offers top-grade Etosha accommodation with easy access to the Park.
Days of animal wonder are balanced with comfort and care, creating an exceptional Etosha experience. Dine under a dome of stars on the outside veranda, sit next to a blazing fire or watch the red orb of the sun sink gracefully into the landscape from the sunset deck. The day couldn't be better. As the stars begin their celestial show, soft beds and animal dreams begin to call - and the anticipation of a good tomorrow. Etosha, the heart of the country, is beckoning with the immense beauty of the natural world.
Today your tour comes to an end, after a leisure breakfast you can enjoy some last-minute shopping at curio shop before being transferred to the airstrip for your onward flight to Windhoek airport.
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