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Namibia and Cape Town Family Vacation

Inspirational safari family holiday to Namibia and South Africa

A family adventure with a difference.  Embark on an exciting road trip through Namibia’s north, including stops in Damaraland and Etosha and then fly to Cape Town to see the city’s famous sights. After a night in Windhoek the family will have 3 more stops on this epic journey.  It’s a trip where desert, mountain and bushveld ecosystems combine and provide for fabulous photo opportunities.

You will stay in a unique rock lodge, The Erongo Wild, in the Erongo Mountains, and at Damaraland Camp, where you will see giraffe, ostrich, unique desert elephant, springbok and rare and critically endangered black rhino. At Ongava Lodge, in a reserve bordering Etosha National Park, the family will experience a memorable Big 5 on safari. As well as this, there’s the chance to see ancient Bushmen rock paintings as well as a Petrified Forest, millions of years old. After your Namibian adventure you will fly to Cape Town for a contrasting experience, a stay at the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel with its incredible sea views.  Cape Town is a very outdoorsy, family-friendly city with a host of activities to suit everyone.  See the famous sights such as Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront, go for family hikes or simply kick back on the city’s famous beaches.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International
  • 1 night - The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel, Windhoek & Surrounds, Namibia
  • 3 nights - The Erongo Wild, Central Highlands, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Damaraland Camp, Damaraland, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Ongava Lodge, Etosha & Surrounds, Namibia
  • 4 nights - Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Cape Town International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia, South Africa
  • Nights Icon 14 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International

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Day 1

Arrive at Windhoek Airport where you will collect your hire car. From here the family will drive to your guesthouse in Windhoek.

  • 1 night

The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | 2 x Junior Suites
Namibia

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Day 2 - 5

Today you will take the drive to Omaruru.

  • 3 nights

The Erongo Wild
Half Board | Family Tented Chalet
Namibia

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Day 5 - 8

Today you will take the drive to the Damaraland.

  • 3 nights

Damaraland Camp
All Inclusive | Family Unit
Namibia

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Day 8 - 11

Today you will take the drive to the the Ongava Private Game Reserve bordering the Etosha National Park.

  • 3 nights

Ongava Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Chalet
Namibia

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Day 11 - 15

Today you will drive back to Windhoek Airport where you will catch your flight to Cape Town in South Africa. Here you will collect another hire car and drive to Camps Bay.

  • 4 nights

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Bed & Breakfast | 2 x Mountain Facing Rooms
South Africa

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Day 15

Today you will take the drive to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire in Namibia, group U car (Toyota Fortuner or similar) including full cover, unlimited km, taxes and GPS
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Car hire in South Africa, group C (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km, taxes and GPS
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
  • Conservation Experience Icon Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Photography Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Springbok
    Springbok
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Orca
    Orca
  • Meerkat
    Meerkat
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Baboon
    Baboon
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
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