Highlights: • Kayak amongst a wild African Penguin Colony up the Cape coastline • Great White Shark Cage Dive • Wine Tour • Cape Town V&A Waterfront Shopping • Overnight Safari • Cape Point Exploration • Local Food Tour • Guided Table Mountain Hike • Guided Lions Head Hike • Namibia Red Dune Safari • Quad Bike Dune Safari • Hot Air Balloon over the sea of red dunes in the Namib desert (extra cost) • Luxury Boutique Desert Lodge Experience • Dinners served in the dunes of Namibia • Sunset Nature Drives • Delicious breakfasts prepared in villa by Man Expeditions
Price: Various packages available. Contact us for more info.
Accommodations: 5-Star Beach Villas overlooking Camps Bay (6 Nights), Luxury Desert Lodges in Namibia (3 Nights), 4-star Hotels between trips (2 Nights). CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Starts In: Cape Town
Ends In: Windhoek
Physical Rating: 3/5
DAY 1: CHECK-IN DAY & LIONS HEAD SUNSET HIKE
Experience Lions Head at Sunset boasting breathtaking beautiful 360° views of the 12 Apostles mountain range and Table Mountain. This hike will be part of a social awareness initiative called "Hike For Lions" to help protect lions in Africa from illegal trophy hunting and poaching. Photo campaign sponsored by M21 Photo.
Physical Rating: 3/5
DAY 2: AFRICAN PENGUIN KAYAK
An exclusive Man Expeditions guided kayak tour up the Cape coastline to an African Penguin Colony. This trip allows us to get up close and personal with the African Penguin in their natural habitat. We also often encounter dolphins, whales and seals during our paddle.
Physical Rating: 2/5 ( This is a slow easy paddle. No prior kayaking experience required)
DAY 3: SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL FOOD TOUR
A walking tour of Bo-Kaap (cuisine, culture and culinary history of Cape Malay) followed by a traditional Cape Malay meal served at a South African local's home.
Duration: 3 hours
DAY 4: TABLE MOUNTAIN "OFF TRACK" HIKE & PICNIC
Hike up the most iconic landmark of South Africa in style accompanied by our Man Expeditions guides. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you walk up one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, boasting spectacular and breathtaking views all along the way of the Mother City surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic ocean. Hike at your own pace, taking in the sights and smells of the indigenous fynbos, including the King Protea when in bloom, South Africa’s prestigious national flower. Keep your eyes peeled for birds and small wildlife such as the sunbird, the sugarbird and the Dassie, the Elephant’s closest relative. Arriving at the Top of the Mountain, pause for a moment and let yourself be submerged by the incredible and picturesque views of Cape Town and the Atlantic.
If you choose not to do the hike, you can take the cable car up and down the mountain for some great photo ops.
Physical Rating: 4/5 ( you must have good cardio fitness to do this. This is a strenuous hike with some slightly technical segments which require some rock scaling).
DAY 5: GREAT WHITE SHARK DIVE
Experience the mighty Great White Shark up close and personal with this exclusive Man Expeditions Great White Shark Cage Dive lead by our partners from National Geographic's Mike Rutzens crew. The cage is on the surface of the water. No scuba diving required. Note: this is a full day excursion with a 3 hour drive each way.
Duration: Full day ( 6am-5pm)
Physical Rating: Suitable for all fitness levels
DAY 6: WINE TOUR
Today we take you on a spectacular Wine Tour through some of South Africa's finest wineries finishing off with a scrumptious lunch at the wine estate.
-Premium tastings at 2 – 3 chosen farms of the day.
-Sit down 1 course A la Carte lunch.
-Site tour of the most historic wine farm in South Africa.
-Local & knowledgeable guide ready to answer your questions.
-5 star reviewed tour experience
DAY 7 & 8: OVERNIGHT SAFARI
- Depart Cape Town at 10am to our private safari reserve concession in the Karoo.
- Arrival at Safari lodge at 12H00
- Buffet Lunch outside under the boma starting between 13H00 - 13H30
- Safari in open 4X4 with a professional guide at 16H30
- Private dinner served in a secluded area of the reserve under the stars at 20H00
- Next morning we rise early for a safari drive with the sunrise at 06H00
- Breakfast at 09H00
- Depart back for Cape Town International Airport at 2pm
- Flight to Namibia departs at 6.40pm (additional cost).
- 10pm check-in to our host hotel in Windhoek. Most restaurants will be closed at this time so be sure to eat prior to boarding your flight in Cape Town.
Day 9-11 Rhino Project
9am: Road transfer to Rhino project location and lodge ( 3 hours)
12pm: Lunch at our Rhino Project host lodge and some time to relax.
6.30am: We embark on the Rhino Project. This will be an opportunity for you to get “hands on” with Rhinos in the wild as part of our Rhino Project Rehabilitation and protection initiative. You will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the ear notching, dehorning and medical testing process. Your participation in this expedition will help greatly to fund the infrastructure required to support our rhino rehabilitation efforts and to restore the ever dwindling rhino population numbers.
• Airport Arrival & Departure Transfers day 1 and day 11
• Meals not mentioned in the inclusions above
• Gratuities for Tour Leaders ($50-$100 USD per person)
• Travel Insurance
Rhino Project Extension
For those who want to extend their trip, we will be running an exclusive opportunity to get "hands on" with Rhinos in the wild as part of the Rhino Project Rehabilitation initiative. You will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the darting process and loading up your Rhino to be flown across the South African boarder into Botswana. Your participation in this expedition will help greatly to fund the infrastructure required to support our rhino rehabilitation efforts and to restore the ever dwindling rhino population numbers.