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10 Day Southern Explorer

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David Meiring

African Adventour

Adventour Africa was borne with one single objective: – “It’s all about the Safari"

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10 Day Southern Explorer

The 10 Day Southern Explorer Safari focuses on both comfort and a little adventure that begins in Johannesburg and ends in Windhoek/Namibia. The safari takes the traveler through the Great Karoo of South Africa and through the Southern Namib to Windhoek/Namibia. The Namib Desert is nothing short of a magical experience that has to be done at least once in a life time if not again. The traveler will be exposed to the heart of the Namib Desert as well as the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 1

Kuruman

An early morning start from Johannesburg and across the Northern Cape farmlands to the small town of Kuruman that boasts its own small part in History, namely “The Eye of Kuruman” and holds fantastic historical secrets of early missionary and military colonization of the early settlers. Evidence of this can be seen in the historic buildings. The Eye of Kuruman is a natural phenomena that is said to deliver an astounding 20 to 30 million litres of natural spring water to the town daily and makes up an important natural resource for the town. After a short break, we continue to our overnight stop at the Red Sands Country Lodge. Lunch is on Own Account Read more

Red Sands Country Lodge
DAY 2

Augrabies Falls

Departing our lodge after an early morning breakfast, our route is relatively short as we make our way to the Augrabies Falls where we settle into our first night of camping on the banks of the Orange River. The afternoon is spent at the Augrabies falls view point or taking a quiet nature paddle down the Orange River before a relaxing evening around the campfire. Orange River nature Paddle - R185pp Read more

Orange River
DAY 3

Fish River Canyon

Leaving South Africa and entering Namibia this morning, we must ensure that our passports are at hand with all relevant entry Visa’s. It must be made clear that some time will be spent at the border crossing before continuing our route via Karasburg to the Fish River Canyon.

Canon Road House
DAY 4

Klein Aus Vista

After an early breakfast, we take a short drive to the Canyons edge to enjoy the early morning shadows over the canyon before the route to Aus. The Fish River Canyon is said to be the world’s second largest canyon to that of the Grand Canyon . The rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth’s crust over 500 million year ago. The canyon stretches 160km in length and up to 27km in width and 500m vertical drop. All this makes for a dramatic and breathtaking view. Crossing the edge of the Kalahari and into the winter rainfall area that boasts spectacular desert flora, we arrive in Aus mid-afternoon we can take time to wander the many short hikes around the Klein-Aus Vista property. Read more

Klein Aus Vista
DAY 5

Luderitz

An early morning start with a visit to the Desert Feral horses en route to Luderitz. It is said that the feral horses are descendants of the horses abandoned by the German cavalry during World War 1 or were from the horse farm from Baron von Wolff in the early colonial days, but either way, the feral horses today have uniquely adapted to the harsh desert environment. An optional excursion on the Catamaran trip to Halifax Island to view the Jackass Penguins is a highlight of the day, but is of course weather permitting. Kolmanskop was established in the 1920’s during the diamond rush when alluvial diamonds were literally scattered across the desert ground which was known as the “forbidden Zone” The small town flourished which can still be seen today by the lavish houses, theatre and bowling alley built at the time. Sadly, the town dwindled to a “Ghost Town, overrun by the desert after larger diamond mines took over. After the visit to Kolmanskop, a light lunch is taken at one of the many cafes in Luderitz, before we head off back to Aus, but not before visiting Diaz Point, which is a replica of a cross planted by the Portuguese mariner – Bartholomew Diaz. Lunch on Own Account Read more

Klein Aus Vista
DAY 6

Sossusvlei

The Namib boasts some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world ranging from the massive mountain ranges and the rolling linear and star dunes of the Namib Desert. The route takes us through this where we are privileged enough to say that we have been there! Lunch is taken under one of the desert Camelthorn trees en route. The sheer expanse and silence of the Namib Desert can be deafening and is something to experience at least once in a life time. We arrive at our camp at Sesriem where we can sit back and enjoy the desert sounds of the setting sun. A particular sound to enjoy is that of the barking gecko. Read more

Camp Agama
DAY 7

Sossusvlei

The highlight of the safari. We start off just before sunrise and travel into the Namib Dune belt to Sossusvlei. An early pre-dawn start this morning as it is essential to catch the sunrise of the Namib dune belt. The last 5km to Sossusvlei is walked in as it’s restricted to 4x4 vehicles only. The walk itself is a privilege on its own where we pass dried up pans and venture over dunes to get to Sossusvlei and the Dead Vlei. Time is spent in this area taking in the desert views and of course the Dune 45 en route back before the desert heat takes over. An afternoon lunch at the camp before we venture onto the Sesriem canyon for a lazy walk in the canyon itself. Read more

Camp Agama
DAY 8

Swakopmund

An early morning start for trip through the Namib Desert to the harbour town of Walvis Bay. We explore the small industrial town and its surrounding salt pans and lagoon before continuing to the coastal resort of Swakopmund. The rest of the day is spent exploring this town and planning your next day’s adventure activities. These activities will be discussed with your guide the night before as its essential to make bookings. These activities include short scenic flights, Catamaran cruises, dune-boarding, quad-biking and so much more. Dinner can be enjoyed at any one of the town’s best restaurants. Lunch and Dinner on Own Account Read more

Brigadoon or similar
DAY 9

Swakopmund

The day is spent participating in any one of the available activities on offer. We do recommend taking a Catamaran tour on the Dolphin tour. Lunch, Dinner and Optional Activities on Own Account

Brigadoon or similar
DAY 10

Windhoek

The last day of the safari takes us to the Spitzkoppe Mountains before continuing on to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Please note that should you have booked the 3 day extension to the Etosha National Park, your guide will deliver you to your departure point.

Safari Hotel or similar

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kuruman
Day 2
Location Augrabies Falls
Day 3
Location Fish River Canyon
Day 4
Location Aus
Day 6
Location Namib Naukluft
Day 8
Location Swakopmund
Day 10
Location Windhoek
Hotel Windhoek

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Strictly minimum 2 persons per tour

Package excludes

  • Restaurant Meals as indicated
  • Visa’s, Airport Transfers, Curios and Tips
  • Optional Excursions as indicated
  • Beverages
  • Sleeping Bags

More information

  • Adventour reserves the right to replace accommodation due to availability in High Season (July - October) and short notice bookings.

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Karen , United States

Excellent, could not find fault, best service, drivers, accommodation, food, safari tour to park, unbelievable, saw the Big 5. Gods window and Potholes fantastic. Rooms were beautiful, food great, very clean. Will definitely use your company again next time we are in SA, and reccommend to you an

Jeff Zissleman, United States

The first place we stayed was really nice and we loved the staff and Eric and Jeffrey were great guides. The food was also really nice. We liked the fact that it was just the 3 of us. That exclusivity is awesome. We also really enjoyed David and his knowledge about the park, conservation and the animals he first place we stayed was really nice and we loved the staff and Eric and Jeffrey were great guides. The food was also really nice. We liked the fact that it was just the 3 of us. That exclusivity is awesome. We also really enjoyed David and his knowledge about the park, conservation and the animals Read more

Kelly Bosetti, United States

I loved our guide David. He picked us up and he was always a joy to be around. Extremely friendly and knowable about South Africa. We felt safe with him. He kept us on schedule and very busy during our trip. He took us to places we did not expect to go and showed us some of the most beautiful sites. He knew a lot about the animals in Kruger Park and we loved the fact that he joined us on one of our trips. The Kruger Adventure lodge was very nice. The staff was my favourite. They were very accommodating and always friendly. They had a nice breakfast every morning and nice dinner. One night David even cooked for us on the campfire. The entire experience was amazing and a trip of a life time. I want to come back to Africa and do more trips as long as David is our Guide Read more

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THE TEAM

David Meiring

The Man with the Plan

Ettienne Froneman

First Class Safari Guide and Jack of all Trades

Thabo Modika

All Round Great Guy and Trainee Guide

Adventour Africa was borne with one single objective: – “It’s all about the Safari"

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