• Namibia

South Africa and Namibia Multi Centre

South Africa is an extremely popular all year round destination and offers so many different options for travellers, that many people find themselves heading back to South Africa time and time again to experience something new. From the high end safari lodges in the Kruger National Park to the fascinating history of the Battlefields region in Kwazulu Natal and from the oyster capital that is Knysna on the picturesque Garden Route to the cosmopolitan mother city of Cape Town, the choices are endless. After experiencing everything that South Africa has to offer, time permitting, then we highly recommend extending your African Adventure and swapping the South African scenery for the wilds of Namibia. Bordering South Aftrica, Namibia is becoming more and more popular as an extension to South Africa. The roads are easily navigable in both countries and you can self drive from one country to the other with ease. For those that prefer to fly, combing the two countries is very easy. Namibia is a photographer's dream and offers seemingly endless landscapes, from some of the tallest red sand dunes in the world at Soussusvlei to the skeleton coast dotted with shipwrecks and from the wilderness of the Damaraland with its desert adapted elephants to the huge plains of the Etosha National Park, a visit to Namibia is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Trip highlights

  • The world famous Kruger National Park
  • The Garden Route - perfect for self drivers who can visit Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Oudtshoorn to name just a few.
  • Cape Town and the Cape Winelands
  • The Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Damaraland and the Etosha National Park

There's nothing better than a tailor-made trip around South Africa and for those that are happy to self-drive we highly recommend doing that for parts of the itinerary. Upon arrival into Johannesburg, we would suggest catching a connecting flight upto the Kruger National Park for three nights where you will hopefully have the chance to see a whole array of wildlife (including the Big Five) whilst staying in one of many luxurious lodges that are scattered throughout the different concessions that make up the Kruger National Park. After three nights in the bush, we would suggest you carry onto Port Elizabeth at one end of the famous Garden Route. Picking up a hire car, we suggest you spend at least five nights leisurely driving one of the world's most popular self-drives. Stop off at Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, the Tsistsikamma Forest, George, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam and Hermanus to name a few before arriving into Cape Town, known as the 'mother city'. Without a doubt, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Cape Town offers something for everyone and attracts a complete mixture of people. From dicovering and learning about the country's aparthied history and about how the late Nelson Mandela changed his country, to ascending the towering Table Mountain which watches over the city and from the Kirtenbosch Botanical Gardens where it's perfect to take an afternoon picnic, to the penguins that inhabit Boulders Beach; a minimum of three nights is highly recommended.

Often described as the Beauty Queen of Africa and with good reason, an visit to Namibia after South Africa is a perfect combination. We suggest arriving into the countries capital Windhoek, where its always worth spending one night. The city has incredible architecture and a strong European Heritage so its great to get out and about and explore. From here, we would suggest heading south through the Namib Desert and towards the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei. Among some of the highest dunes in the world, they are constantly being re-shaped by the wind and really are beautiful to see spreading out as far as the eye can see. After spending two nights exploring this area we would suggest heading upto Swakopmund for two nights (stopping off at Walvis Bay if time permits). Perfect for walking tours, shopping or just relaxing on the sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, quad biking, paragliding and kite surfing can all be easily arranged. From here, we recommend travelling to the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The Etosha region has abundant wildlife and is home to many elephant, lion, leopard and rhino so a two night stay here is ideal. From here, travel back to Windhoek for your onward connecting journey home.