Cape to Namibia Self-drive

This three week self drive holiday visits some of the scenic highlights along the West Coast of South Africa and then takes you through Namibia up to Etosha National park to end in Windhoek.

19 Nights


₤ 2,874 (PPS)


This magnificent 3 week Cape to Namibia self drive holiday takes you from Cape Town in South Africa, all the way to Windhoek. With a self-drive you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and setting off & stopping where you want!

The self-drive tour starts in Cape Town. Cradled by Table Mountain and surrounded by crashing breakers and glorious sunsets, it has immense charm and historical interest. Soak up the beauty and buzzy atmosphere of this relaxed city with its cosmopolitan dining options. You can visit the Cape Winelands, where you have the opportunity to appreciate the wine and the Cape Dutch architecture. Then head to the Cederberg and Namaqualand,

And then off to Namibia you go! Namibia means ‘place of great arid plains’. This is an apt description of this starkly beautiful land. The Fish River Canyon, the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park will the next destinations that you will visit.

Cape to Namibia at a Glance:

  • 3 nights Welgelegen Guest Lodge, Cape Town, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge, Cederberg Mountains, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 1 night Daisy Lodge, Springbok, Bed & Breakfast
  • 1 night Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon (Namibia), Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Klein Aus Vista (en route to Luderitz), Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Sossusvlei Lodge, near Sossusvlei in Namib Desert, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Cornerstone Guesthouse, Swakopmund, Bed & Breakfast
  • 1 night, Camp Kipwe near Twyfelfontein rock engravings, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Grootberg Lodge, Damaraland, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Etosha Safari Lodge Bed & Breakfast OROkaukuejo Restcamp, Bush Chalet, Room Only
  • 1 night Okonjima Plains Camp, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Important Note on Sizeable Cross Border Fees

There are some fairly sizeable cross border and one way drop off fees (Combined total of over R12,000 in 2024) which need to be settled when collecting the car. We don't include this in order to keep prices as competitive as possible. But you need to be aware of it (see exclusions). However, rest assured that car rental prices in South Africa are far far cheaper than Namibia and thus the cross-border fee is partially offset by a lower daily car rental cost (approx 40% of it). Hope that helps psychlogically!

Tailor-made options:

As with nearly all our sample itineraries, it can be tailor-made to suit you and your interests and time-frame. Our Upgrade option shows the sort of price when we have upgraded the accommodation.

We can also bring down the costs a little if you want to reduce the number of nights or change the accommodation. Chat to Us.


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Cape to Namibia Self-drive at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 2,874 (PPS)

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Africa Travel Specialist

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
₤ 2,874
Aug 2024 - Aug 2024
₤ 2,964
Sep 2024 - Nov 2024
Nov 2024 - Dec 2024
₤ 3,067
Jan 2025 - Mar 2025
₤ 3,037
Apr 2025 - Jun 2025
₤ 3,016

Meals and accommodation as shown in digital brochure (Bed & Breakfast for 9 nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 8 nights and Room Only for 2 nights), Group R car rental with unlimited kilometres and super cover insurance.


International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified. Note the cross border fee plus one way drop off fee is NOT included and needs to be settled directly when collecting the car. Currently it is approx R1.750 for the cross-border fee and R10,400 for the one way drop off fee, so it is quite substantial!

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