Toto Tours is delighted to partner with Sidney and Alison, a couple with extensive knowledge of this region and a unique approach to adventure travel. They blend lessons in the local cuisine and traditions with exciting excursions into the wilderness. Culinary masters, they also operate cooking schools in Cape Town and in France.
Stay at a fabulous wine estate in Cape Town and truly spectacular lodges in Namibia. Savor this “Fusion” of city life, fine wines, exciting cuisine, exotic wildlife, and jaw-dropping landscapes while exploring these distinctive parts of Africa.
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Cape Town waterfront & sightseeing
Optional Trip to Robben Island*
Stellenbosch Wine Route
Windhoek, capital of Namibia
Okahandja wood carvers
Etosha National Park
Traditional African Braai (barbecue)
Otjiwarongo Cheetah Reserve
Okonjima, home to The AfriCat Foundation
Guided bushman walk
Namib Sand Sea, some of the world’s oldest and highest dunes*
*UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Immunizations—Check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest immunization recommendations. Make sure your tetanus booster is current. Click here for more details.
In April, temperatures in Cape Town will range from night-time lows in the mid-50 to daytime highs in the mid-70s. The weather will be slightly warmer in Namibia, ranging between 60 and 80 in the areas we visit. Laundry can easily be done at any of the hotels where we stay for two or more nights. You will be happier if you pack half of the clothes you think you need, do laundry along the way, and save room in your suitcases for fantastic purchases!
Suggested Packing List:
South African currency is the Rand (ZAR), which is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in amounts of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. The Namibian Dollar (NAD; symbol N$) is in note denominations of N$200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of N$5, N$1, 50 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents. It is linked to the South African Rand (R) on a 1:1 basis (South African Rand = 100 cents). The South African Rand is also acceptable as currency in Namibia. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
Most major credit cards are accepted in both countries, including MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. ATMs can be found in most of the large cities but some machines refuse to accept international cards. Currency exchange can be made at all official exchange offices, large banks, and major hotels and we suggest you carry some dollars in case you find yourself in a situation where an ATM is not available. Click here to find the most up-to-date exchange rates.
Taxes and Tipping: Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services but, as a foreign national, you may reclaim VAT on anything you bought to take out of the country unused. You need to do this before you embark on your flight home. We will make collective tips to our waiters, drivers and guides, and a suggested tip amount will be provided prior to departure. Click here to read an article about tipping and etiquette in South Africa.
Tour prices per person
Price: $6,995 in double occupancy hotel accommodations.
Private Room: $1,000 additional, for a total tour price of $7,995. (Paying a single supplement is not required. Toto Tours will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)
(Due at time of registration for the tour. May be paid with a credit card.)
Remaining Balance (main tour): $5,995 double / $6,995 single
(Assumes $1,000 deposit has already been made.)
Remaining Balance Due: January 25, 2016 (80 days prior to departure)
(Full payment required with reservation form if enrolling after this date.)
Cape Town / Zevenwacht (3 nights): The Country Inn
Etosha (3 nights): Toshari Lodge
Okonjima (2 nights): Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp
Sossusvlei (1 night): Sossusvlei Lodge
Daan Viljoen (1 night): Sun Karros
Round trip airfare to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT)
Change fee if you choose to return from Johannesburg rather than Cape Town
Airport taxes and departure fees
Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.)
Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary
Alcoholic beverages other than included wines
Any other expenses of a personal nature
Tips to drivers and guides and support staff at our lodges are not included; tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.