Southern Wanderer - 9 day Self Drive

Kalahari Desert | Fish River Canyon | Sossusvlei

Explore Namibia's beautiful south, taking in Fish River Canyon, historic sites from colonial times, the Namib Naukluft Park and the mighty dunes of Sossusvlei.


  • Visit the largest canyon in Africa
  • The impressive Namib Naukluft Park
  • Famed dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Diverse flora and forna 

Day 1 - Kalahari Desert (320 km) 
Head south from Windhoek towards the vast plains of the Western Kalahari. Along the way pass by the settlement of Rehoboth and its Baster Community who are descendent of the first settlers to the area.

Standard hotel: Intu Africa Camelthorn Lodge
Superior hotel: Intu Africa Zebra Kalahari Lodge

Day 2 - Fish River Canyon for 2nts (350 km) 
Continue through the Karas Region via the small towns of Mariental and Keetmanshoop. This is one of the oldest towns in Namibia and capital of the south. Travel on to Fish River Canyon with its impressive vistas and interesting flora for a two night stay. 

Standard hotel: Canyon Village
Superior hotel: Canyon Lodge 

Day 4 - Lüderitz (430 km)
This morning tour the canyon which is the third largest in the world. The impressive geological landscape dates back many millions of years and not to be missed. Later travel to the small town of Aus and on to Lüderitz. You may spot wild horses along the way.

Standard hotel: Zur Waterkant Guesthouse
Superior hotel: Nest Hotel Luderitz 

Day 5 - Namib Naukluft National Park for 2nts (125 km)
Leaving Lüderitz travel back to the town of Aus. Its rich history and diverse flora and fauna are not to be missed. There are various guided tours and an excellent information centre which will really help you understand the area.

Standard hotel: Namib Desert Lodge.
Superior hotel: Kanaan N/a'ankuse Desert Retreat

Day 7 - Sossusvlei for 2 nights (450 km) 
During your stay in the impressive Namib Naukluft Park, don't miss a visit to Duwisib Castle, built in 1907. It is reminiscent of German castles and much of the furniture was imported from Europe.

A visit to the path of the Tschaub River and the famed dunes of Sossusvlei is a must, it's claimed that this is the most stunning landscape in the country so it should give you plenty of photo opportunities.

Standard hotel: (2nts) Elegant Desert Lodge 

Day 9 - Windhoek (350 km)
Head back to Windhoek today via the little town of Usakos, once an important supply station for the Windhoek to coast railway. Return your car to the airport or extend your stay in the capital city. 

9 day self drive from £756pp

Price includes 8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, air conditioned Group C car and itinerary pack. Upgrade to a larger Utility vehicle from £154pp.

Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports. Tour available in both directions or add extra nights to extend your self drive holiday.

Superior self drive with upgraded hotels and 8 dinners from £1399

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Southern Wanderer - 9 day Self Drive

Self Drive

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • Well planned route
  • Time to explore
  • Air conditioned car
  • Maps and information
  • Prebooked hotels
  • Flexible itineraries
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  • Expert staff who have travelled in Africa
  • Friendly advice and professional service
  • Make the most of your time and budget
  • Local agents on hand at all times

Designed for you

  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi-centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

Best value

  • Tailor made service at package tour prices
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay in full later

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  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Established for over 12 years
  • Your holiday fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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