Cape Namibia Route

The Cape Namibia Route stretches from the lovely mother city in the south to the outstretched planes of Namibia further north. This route has a unique combination of activities, found nowhere else and guarantees to involve young and old.

Cape Town, also known as the mother city, is the place where two of the world’s greatest oceans meet. It is a place of unions where cultures confluence. Cape Town has so much on offer; it has a thriving economy and a diverse society, magnificent landscapes and plenty of adventure to be sought. Its specific climatic conditions are responsible for the globally unique floral kingdom. If you are in the mood to enjoy a world-class wine, you can wonder through the wine lands and enjoy fine dining as the sun sets over the ocean and the majestic table mountain.

When driving through the Northern Cape you will be surprised by the beauty of the sun bleached landscapes, which transforms into a bouquet of wild flowers in spring time.  Visitors also find themselves hypnotised by the long open roads, clean air and crystal clear, starry night skies. The life-giving waters of the Orange River, is a good place to start exploring the Northern Cape. Thrill seekers dare to ride the white waters with rafts, while the more contented enjoy wine from the lush green vineyards on the banks of the Orange River. Another alternative would be to marvel at the wonder of the Augrabies Falls, one of the world’s sixths largest falls. A drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park or the Richtersveld National Park will give you the opportunity to observe the diversity of wildlife, from the enormous black-maned mail lion to the peaceful flight of a bird.

Crossing the border into Namibia, one slowly realises that the magic of the Namibian landscape lies in the primordial splendour. This inspirational place will provide solitude and serenity in order to regain what most city dwellers have lost, the ability to unwind and relax.

In the heart of Namibia you’ll find the modern city of Windhoek. Situated in the bowl of the Khomas Hochland, this city merges influences from the German colonialism era with modern times. Add to this European and African spices and you’ll find that you have a very interesting, stimulating mix. Walvis Bay is surrounded by the vast dunes of the Namib Desert.  Known for its 120 000 aquatic birds that reside in the lagoon, this place will make any bird lover want to extend their stay. Sossusvlei is home to one of the world’s highest sand dunes and definitely warrants a visit! Luderits invites you to stay on the spotless beach and watch the penguins and seals at play. Nearby you’ll find the ghost town of Kolmanskop, slowly being invaded by the shifting sand dunes of the Namib.

For the adventurous, the Fish River Canyon promises to be one of the best hiking trails in Southern Africa. There are also many places where one can sand board, dune quad bike and paragliding as well as horseback riding. The coast also provides many fishing opportunities.

The Cape Namibia Route promises to involve young and old, city dwellers to nature lovers. From the mother city, through the Northern Cape to the Southern parts of Namibia, this route is absolute pleasure.

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