Namibia – 7 Day Tour Extension
A seven day tour of Namibia, exclusive to Sport Links Travel customers who have been to the England v South Africa Test in Cape Town. This wonderful extension is a must for all those with a yearning to explore this fantastic country, it’s spectacular landscapes and magnificent wildlife.
08 Jan 2020 – Windhoek Country Club – Windhoek
Fly to Windheok
Arrive in Windhoek, private road transfer from Hosea Kutako International Airport to Windhoek Country Club.
Developed as a resort within the city, the Windhoek Country Club Resort offers businessmen, conference delegates or families the best of both worlds. All rooms have mini-bars, individual heating and cooling controls, colour television, bathroom with bath and shower, direct dialling telephones, electric razor plug and hair dryers.
Windhoek City & Township Tour
This 3-hour Windhoek city tour serves to give visitors to the Namibian capital an overview of the historic & cultural highlights of the city of Windhoek. A highlight of the tour is the stunning view over Windhoek from the famous Schwerinsburg (one of Windhoek’s three castles, and now the residence of the Italian ambassador). While enjoying this vantage point your guide will share a comprehensive history of Windhoek and Namibia from colonial era to modern day. The tour then visits some of the more interesting parts of the city including the Christ Church, Tintenpalast (Ink Palace – the houses of parliament), Parliament Gardens, Rider Memorial, Train Station and the Alte Feste.
The Windhoek Municipality developed Katutura in the late 1950s as an apartheid township. However, before Katutura was developed, most black Namibians lived in a location west of Windhoek in the area now known as Hochland Park. When the town council decided to move the black Namibians from the old location to the new area of Katutura, there was great opposition to the move. These objections were both practical and ideological. Naturally there was a general opposition to the apartheid policies and that the move was forced.
There were also unfair conditions put on the residents such as they could never own the houses that they were forced to rent plus the distance to Windhoek Central Business District (CBD) from Katutura was greater than it had been from Windhoek West.
Dinner will be at the hotel at own account. Overnight at Windhoek Country Club.
09 Jan 2020 – Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
Breakfast will be at the hotel.
Depart from Windhoek to Swakopmund via Okahandja Wood Carver’s Market. Driving time is approximately 3hrs 30 minutes (361km)
Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is situated in the heart of Swakopmund and an easy walk to a variety of retail outlets, cafes, bars and restaurants. Even the beach can be reached with an easy 5-minute walk.
Our stylish rooms offer all the features for an affordable and comfortable stay. Our suites have been designed to suit your needs and are appointed with a range of efficient features including comfortable living spaces for you to relax in your own space, on your own time.
Lunch & Dinner will be at own account. Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel.
10 Jan 2020 – Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
Breakfast at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel.
This unforgettable ±3-hour journey in and around the harbour and entire bay of Walvis Bay, as far as our famous Point. Our experienced guides will be there to give you a guided tour in English to assist to your needs on the trip and to answer any questions you might have. You will receive complementary drinks on the boat, as well as fresh oysters accompanied with sparkling wine and a light finger food picnic lunch. This is an experience that should not be overlooked and will leave you with very fond memories of our beautiful bay.
You may expect to be greeted by a qualified Skipper on the boat. The skipper is trained to give an entertaining tour and make each minute of your tour special and unforgettable. The skipper will provide to all your needs. The groups we allow on a boat are always small to ensure that you are well looked after and to create a interpersonal atmosphere. The catering includes complementary Finger platters, Soft drinks, Beer, juice and water. When the pick nick is packed out on the deck you can expect Freshly served Oysters accompanied by a great brut sparkling wine.
The dune has been measured at over 1,256 feet (383 meters) and is named Dune 7 because it is the seventh dune one encounters after crossing the river Tsauchab. Dune 7 is the highest desert sand dune in the world.
Dinner at own account. Overnight at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel.
11 Jan 2020 – Sossusvlei Lodge
Breakfast at Swakopmund Plaza Hotel.
Depart from Swakopmund & head to Sossusvlei. En-route you will pass through Welwitschia Plains, Moon landscapes & Kuiseb Pass to Sossusvlei Lodge. From Swakopmund to Sossusvlei it’s approximately 4hrs 30mins drive (345km).
Situated at the Entrance Gate to the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei Lodge offers direct access to the towering red sand dunes, the famous pan of Sossusvlei, the scorched black trees of Dead Vlei and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon. The Superior Accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the Desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. The Standard Family Units feature two rooms back to back connected by a lockable inter-leading door between the two private bathrooms. An elegant Junior Suite boasts a spacious bedroom, living area, patio with a splash pool, large bathroom and inspiring views. Experience the true art of Hospitality with the thoughtful touch of attentive staff to contribute to a truly memorable experience. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.
Lunch at own account. Dinner will be at the Lodge. Overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge.
12 Jan 2020 – Sossusvlei Lodge
Sossusvlei & Deadvlei Guided Excursion & Sesriem Canyon
Depart on the Sossusvlei Excursion at sunrise when the Park Gates open. Regular stops are made on the ±60-kilometre drive down to Sossusvlei to gain information and take photographs. We stop at the Look Out Point, Dune 45 and do a guided walk to Deadvlei. We explore Sossusvlei before returning to the Lodge at around 12h30/13h00.
Sesriem canyon is in the National Park and entry and exit is subject to the park gate opening hours. It is about a 4,5km drive from the National park entry point to the Sesriem canyon. On arriving at the canyon there is a car parking area, the distance between the two canyon sides is only about 3 metres and there is a certain section of the Sesriem canyon where the river has carved out a pathway through the sedimentary layers, follow our knowledgeable guide for an
informative hike down this natural trail. Even during the dry seasons there are water pools in certain areas of the canyon, the guide will have regular photo stops where he will explain the animal and plant life.
NB: Clients must carry hats, comfortable shoes & sunscreen
Later in the afternoon you will be taken for a Sundowner Nature Drive. This includes still mineral water, sundowner drinks & snack platter.
Lunch at own account. Dinner at the Lodge. Overnight at Sossusvlei Lodge.
13 Jan 2020 – AM Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Today guests can have an early start with an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride. This activity is weather depend hence we always recommend that guests book it directly at the lodge. Note that this is not included in the rate.
Soaring silently over this ancient desert reveals its true magnificence, allowing the eye to wander and the soul to fly…
A special attraction at NamibRand Nature Reserve is hot-air ballooning. This seasonal activity allows you to float over the dune belts and never-ending plains of the Namib Desert; providing unforgettable and breath-taking 360-degree vistas. From the best viewpoint imaginable, you admire the stark beauty of the Namib for about an hour, before celebrating this once in a lifetime experience with a champagne breakfast at the landing spot.
From the balloon ride check out & head back to Windhoek.
Lunch & Dinner at own account. Overnight at Windhoek Country Club.
14 Jan 2020 – Departure
Breakfast will be at Windhoek Country Club.
Scheduled road transfer from Windhoek to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward flight.
Prices From: £1,845 per person
Single supplement £345
- English speaking driver/ guide
- All Accommodation as mentioned above
- Driver/guides accommodation, lunches throughout the tour and dinners in Swakopmund
- 23-seater coach or Similar including Fuel
- Porterage’s, Water on board the vehicle
- Passenger Liability insurance, Entrance fees and activities as listed above
- 15% VAT, Tourism Levy
Excluded in the rate:
- All expenses of a personal nature, All other Activities, Entry Fees & Dinners
- Travel insurance
- Domestic flights – Call for details