You depart Cape Town heading north for the Cederberg Mountain region. This area offers a variety of outdoor activities. On this first afternoon you spend some time learning about tour-life, the vehicle and equipment. Lunch and Dinner.
You travel north through Namaqualand and head for the Gariep River. The night is spent on the banks of the river, sitting around the campfire, getting to know one another. It is quite a long drive up to the Gariep River. There will be a short stop in the town of Springbok for some shopping and possibly banking (there is an ATM here). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
In the morning you have the opportunity to experience the Gariep River by canoe. Choose between a relaxing morning on the riverbank or the Half-Day Canoe adventure. After lunch you travel north to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs where you spend an enjoyable afternoon in the warm waters. Enjoy optional activities such as, Half-Day Canoe Adventure. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
After an early breakfast your journey takes you to the mighty Fish River Canyonwhere there will be ample possibility to take some spectacular pictures of the second largest Canyon in the world. After visiting the Canyon you travel further inland to the Kalahari area of Namibia.
On the way you will make a short stop near Keetmanshoop to visit the Kokerboom (Quiver Tree) Forest – fantastic for photography! Tomorrow you will have the option to go on a game drive and meet the local Bushmen community. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
This morning those who wish to spend some time with the !Kung will have the chance to do so. This activity is a local community project and all fees are payable directly to the community. Those who choose not to participate can spend a leisurely morning on short hikes in the desert, or sleeping in.
Early in the morning those who choose to will set off on a desert walk to meet the Bushmen. Make sure you take your water with you and ensure that you listen to the local guides when they explain what is polite and what is not.