Combine safari, iconic Cape Town, Namibia's towering dunes

Start your South Africa and Namibia safari spotting the Big 5 at a private concession within Kruger National Park, before moving on to Cape Town, a city as sophisticated as it is scenic, for incredible adventures and some of the best dining on the continent. Round off your trip in the Namib Desert, which has some of the most incredible night skies and tallest sand dunes in the world. Return refreshed, invigorated, and inspired.

South Africa and Namibia safari: 11 days / 10 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive in Johannesburg, and fly to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Makanyi Private Game Lodge

DAYS 4, 5, 6 & 7:

Fly to Cape Town, Clarendon Bantry Bay

DAYS 8, 9 & 10:

Fly to Windhoek and on to Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

DAY 11:

Fly back to Windhoek, depart


  • This 11-day fly-in South Africa and Namibia safari itinerary starts in Johannesburg. From here, fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Makanyi Private Game Lodge in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park. Relax and watch the game at the lodge’s waterhole, or go on game drives in an electric Land Rover. As well as the Big 5, look out for giraffe and hundreds of bird species 
  • Fly to Cape Town, where you’ll stay at Clarendon Bantry Bay, which has million-dollar views over the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a sunrise hike up Table Mountain, kayak and snorkel along False Bay and visit a penguin colony, and look out for whales (in season). Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons, and Cape mountain zebra. Drive back via the spectacularly scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive. You can also visit the Cape Winelands, enjoy a trip out to Robben Island, or go shopping in boutique stores and galleries
  • Fly to Windhoek in Namibia and take an onward bush flight to the chic Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Head out on game drives in search of desert adapted wildlife, take a quad bike over the dunes, visit the towering famed dunes of Sossusvlei, star gaze in the observatory alongside an astronomer, and survey the dunes from the air on a morning hot air balloon ride
  • Return to Windhoek and your international flight home


$12,200-$15,100 per person sharing in 2023

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Clarendon Bantry Bay

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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