Itinerary - 3500 Km - 18 days

Cape Town - border ZA-NA (1 n) - Keetmanshoop (1 n - quiver trees) - Luderitz (3 n - ferral horses - ghost towns - Kolmanskop, Elisabeth Bay, Pomona & Bogenfels) - Tirasberg (1 n - Namtib Biosphere Reserve) - Namib Rand (1 n - game drive) - Sessriem (3 n - sand dunes - dead vlei - canyon - Sossusvlei - [hot air balloon]) + (2 n - petrified dunes) - Spitzkoppe (3 n - rock formations - welwitchia - vista) - Walvis Bay (5 n - Sandwich Bay - desert tour - seascapes - [scenic flight]) .

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Day 0 - 01/07

  • depart from Gordon's Bay no later than 10 am
  • drive North on N7 to the border ZA-NA (710 km)
  • stop-over at Noordoewer Guesthouse

Photo #0

Day 1 - 02/07

  • depart from Noordoewer Guesthouse early morning
  • drive North-East to Keetmanshoop along Fish River canyon (310 Km)
  • photo quiver trees in afternoon & at sunset
  • camp at Garas Quiver Tree Park

Photo #19

Day 2 - 03/07

  • photo quiver trees at sunrise
  • drive West on B4 to Auss (225 Km)
  • pique-nique & photo of feral horses in afternoon until sunset
  • drive West on B4 to Luderitz (125 Km)
  • stay at Luderitz Nest Hotel on the bay

Photo #1

Day 3 - 04/07

  • full-day excursion with Coastways Tours Luderitz (140 km)
  • drive South to Elisabeth Bay, Pomona & Bogenfels ghost towns
  • photo ghost towns & natural arch + sea/sand scapes
  • stay at Luderitz Nest Hotel

Photo #2

Day 4 - 05/07

  • photo Kolmanskop ghost town (morning)
  • drive East on B4 to Auss then North on C13 & D707 to Kumbis farm (240 Km)
  • photo of Namib desert & spectacular vista around the farm until sunset
  • camp at Namtib Lodge

Photo #4

Day 5 - 06/07

  • morning walk, explore Titasberg mountains & Namtib Biosphere Reserve
  • short drive North on D707 & C27 to Namib Rand (120 km)
  • afternoon game drive & photo until sunset
  • stay at Drifter's Lodge

Photo #5

Day 6 - 07/07

  • early morning game drive & photo at sunrise
  • drive North on C27 to Sessriem (120 Km)
  • photo of Namib desert along road & through Namib Rand
  • photo of dunes nearby at sunset
  • stay at Sossus Dune Lodge (inside Namib NP)

Photo #6

Day 7 - 08/07

  • drive West to Sossusvlei before sunrise (70 Km)
  • photo sand dunes at sunrise
  • lunch/rest at base camp
  • photo sand dunes at sunset
  • drive back to gate (70 Km)
  • stay at Sossus Dune Lodge

Photo #7

Day 8 - 09/07

  • take early morning hot-air balloon flight over sand dunes (optional)
  • photo sand dunes at sunrise
  • lunch/rest at base camp
  • photo Sessriem canyon in afternoon
  • photo sand dunes at sunset
  • stay at Sossus Dune Lodge

Photo #8

Day 9 - 10/07

  • drive North on C19 to Namib Desert Lodge (70 Km)
  • photo petrified dunes at sunset
  • camp at Namib Desert Lodge

Photo #20

Day 10 - 11/07

  • photo petrified dunes at sunrise & sunset
  • camp at Namib Desert Lodge

Photo #9

Day 11 - 12/07

  • drive North to Spitzkoppe (420 Km)
  • photo of vistas along road
  • arrive in afternoon
  • photo rock formations at sunset
  • camp at Spitzkoppe

Photo #10

Day 12 - 13/07

  • explore area & photo rock formation & vistas at sunrise & sunset
  • camp at Spitzkoppe

Photo #11

Day 13 - 14/07

  • explore area & photo rock formation & vistas at sunrise & sunset
  • camp at Spitzkoppe

Photo #12

Day 14 - 15/07

  • drive West to the coast then South to Swakopmund & Walvis Bay
  • photo along the coast
  • walk Wewitchia trail & photo in afternoon
  • stay at Oyster Box Guesthouse

Photo #13

Day 15 - 16/07

  • depart for 4 days / 3 nights desert safari with Uri Adventure
  • camp in the desert at Conception Bay

Photo #14

Day 16 - 17/07

  • drive & walk around for best views of the desert
  • photo ghost towns & shipwrecks
  • camp in the desert at Conception Bay

Photo #15

Day 17 - 18/07

  • drive North up to Sandwich Bay Harbour
  • photo sand dunes & coast at sunrise & sunset
  • camp in the desert at Sandwich Bay Harbour

Photo #16

Day 18 - 19/07

  • morning in the desert around Sandwich Bay Harbour
  • drive North to Walvis Bay
  • drop guests at Oyster Box Guesthouse

Photo #17

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