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Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife – From Namibia’s Bush, Desert & Skeleton Coast to South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

15 days from £10,241 (including international flights) per person

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the breathtaking Garden Route in South Africa. Your holiday starts with an overnight flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg in South Africa where you will be met and taken to your connecting flight to Windhoek in Namibia. 

From here, you will be met and transferred by road to Eros airport where you will enjoy a scenic flight directly to Sossusvlei Lodge. Enjoy a 2-night stay at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge where you will have an opportunity to see the jaw-dropping dunes at Sossusvlei including the aptly named ‘Big Daddy’. Other activities here include nature walks and safari drives where you can expect to be wowed by the spectacular landscapes and sunsets. 

From Sossusvlei, another scenic flight will take you to the stark and mythical Skeleton Coast for a 2-night stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Here you can expect to visit the proud and fascinating Himba tribe as well as go for nature walks and game drives with a chance to view the elusive gentle giants of the Kalahari – the Desert Elephants. Your Namibia expedition ends with a flight to the iconic and game-rich Etosha National Park, staying at the uber-bush-chic Mushara Outpost. A 2-night stay here ensures you will have plenty of time to explore the park, tracking one of the many rhino in the area. 

The next half of your trip takes you to South Africa with a short aircraft flight back to Windhoek in time to connect with your flight to Cape Town. Here, you will be met by your private guide and driver and taken to the stylish and elegant Ellerman House for a 2-night stay. The bustling and vibrant City of Cape Town is full of fantastic things to do including a trip to the famous landmarks of Table Mountain or Robben Island. 

Next on your journey, a 2-hour drive with your guide will take you to Hermanus. Here, you will stay at The Marine, a hotel known for its grandeur and fantastic position overlooking the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. From Hermanus, your guide will take you on a stunning 5-hour scenic drive along South Africa’s lush and exquisite Garden Route before arriving at your last destination, Plettenberg Bay. Your accommodation is at The Plettenberg, a hotel famed for its terrific hospitality, superb food and eye-popping views over the ocean. From Plettenberg, you will be driven to George airport to take a scheduled flight to Johannesburg in time to connect with your flight home.


Itinerary details

15 days from £10,241 (including international flights) per person

  • Day 1 - In Transit
    Fly from London to Johannesburg (approximately 11 hours).
  • Day 2 - andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Sossusvlei
    Connect to scheduled flight to Windhoek, Namibia. VIP Meet & Greet at Windhoek International Airport and transfer to Eros Airport for light aircraft flight to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge airstrip. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – Suite x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 3 - andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Sossusvlei
    Day trip to Sossuvlei Dunes including visiting the iconic Big Daddy and Dead Vlei.
  • Day 4 - Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp - Skeleton Coast
    Scenic light aircraft flight to Doro Nawas Airstrip (Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp) via Eros airport. Rest of day at leisure or take part in afternoon activity if time allows. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Tent x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 5 - Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp - Skeleton Coast
    Take part in scheduled safari activities including morning or afternoon nature drive or guided nature walk.
  • Day 6 - The Mushara Outpost - Etosha
    Early morning transfer to the airstrip and scenic light aircraft flight from Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp to Mokuti Airstrip and road transfer to Mokuti Airstrip. Rest of the afternoon at leisure or take part in an afternoon safari activity if time allows. The Mushara Outpost x 2 nights – Fully Inclusive.
  • Day 7 - The Mushara Outpost - Etosha
    Take part in a morning and afternoon Safari activity exploring Etosha National Park.
  • Day 8 - Ellerman House - Cape Town
    Road transfer to airstrip to catch your light aircraft flight to Windhoek International Airport in time to connect with your scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to Ellerman House. Ellerman House -  Superior House Ocean View Room x 2 nights – B & B basis.
  • Day 9 - Ellerman House - Cape Town
    Day at leisure to explore Cape Town and the surrounds or to partake in one of the many optional excursions including half day trip to Table Mountain, trip to the winelands or a trip to Robben Island.
  • Day 10 - The Marine - Hermanus
    Be met by your private guide and transferred to Hermanus and The Marine. The Marine – Luxury Double Sea View Room x 2 nights – B & B basis.
  • Day 11 - The Marine - Hermanus
    Day at leisure exploring the pretty coastal town of Hermanus or, season permitting, a trip whale watching with your private guide.
  • Day 12 - The Plettenberg - The Garden Route
    Leave early morning with your private guide and vehicle and drive along the legendary Garden Route approximately 4 hours to the lovely coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. The Plettenberg – Luxury Double Sea View Room x 2 nights – B & B basis.
  • Day 13 - The Plettenberg - The Garden Route
    Spend your last day exploring one of the breathtaking beaches or a walk along Robberg Beach.
  • Day 14 - In Transit
    Morning at leisure before being transferred to George Airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg International Airport for a short stopover before connecting to your overnight flight to London Heathrow.
  • Day 15 - In Transit
    Arrive back at London Heathrow.
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