4X4 Adventure: Southern Africa 23 Day Road Trip

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4X4 Adventure: Southern Africa 23 Day Road Trip

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Road Trip Highlights

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

4x4

23 days

6900 km

  • Take in the picturesque scenery of the Cape Winelands.
  • Experience tranquility on the Orange River.
  • Marvel at the unique sunsets at Spitzkoppe.
  • Witness the towering Victoria Falls.
  • Encounter the abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve.
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Author Bio

Amy Nicholson Profile Picture Amy NicholsonUnited Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

I’m Amy, a UK-born writer, marketeer and salty-toed traveller. My passion is words and after completing a diploma in Journalism, I have since gone on to become a successful writer and marketing consultant for various brands, specialising in online marketing.

https://www.amynicholson.co.uk/

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 1 Medium Bags | 1 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 4 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch for a 2 night stay via Boulder's Beach. 51 Mountain Breeze
Day 3 Drive to Wilderness for a 1 night stay via Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. 442 Wild Farm Backpackers
Day 4 Drive to Plettenberg Bay for a 1 night stay. 84 Keurbooms Lagoon
Day 5 Drive to Jeffreys Bay for a 1 night stay. 162 Jeffreys Bay Caravan Camp
Day 6-7 Drive to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for a 2 night stay. 1200 Kgalagadi Lodge
Day 8-10 Drive into Nambia to Noordoewer for a 3 night stay via Fish River Canyon. 605 Felix Unite Provenance Camp
Day 11 Drive to Ranch Koiimasis in the Namib Desert for a 1 night stay. 450 Ranch Koiimasis
Day 12 Drive to Sossusvlei for a 1 night stay. 208 Sossus Oasis Camp
Day 13 Drive to Spitzkoppe for a 1 night stay. 487 Spitzkoppe Campsite
Day 14 Drive to Swakopmund for a 1 night stay via the Skeleton Coast. 153 Tiger Reef Campsite
Day 15 Drive to Uis for a 1 night stay. 230 Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Day 16 Drive to Kamanjab for a 1 night stay. 226 Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp
Day 17 Drive to Etosha National Park for a 2 night stay. 505 Onguma Tamboti Campsite
Day 18 Drive to Ngepi Camp for a 1 night stay. 629 Ngepi Camp
Day 19-20 Drive into Botswana to Lesoma for a 2 night stay. Visit Victoria Falls on the 2nd day. 163 Senyati Safari Camp
Day 21 Drive to Moremi Game Reserve for a 1 night stay. 282 Kwai North Gate Campsite
Day 22 Continue driving in Moremi Game Reserve to Xakanaxa Campsites for a 1 night stay. 45 Xakanaxa Campsite
Day 23 Drive into Namibia to Windhoek for a 1 night stay. 944 UrbanCamp

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