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    Default Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    We are looking to do a 2 week camping trip through Namibia from Cape Town. Main highlights we would like to do/see are Sossusvlei and Skeleton Coast. Thinking of missing Etosha as we have an infant travelling with us - would we be more at risk to malaria here?

    With that being said, we plan on entering at Oranjemund, head up to Aus, Sossus, then Skeleton Coast. How many nights would you recommend we spend at each location? What would be an alternative route and things not to miss that I have left out.

    Any advise on a good 2 week trip would be helpful, thanks!

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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    What time of year?

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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    There are not many options for self drive up the Skeleton Coast north of Henties Bay. Basically only the bungalows / rooms at Terrace Bay, with the whole place more aimed at fishing. Camping also at Tora but only over the December festive period. Anything north of Terrace you will have to join an expensive coastal tour with a concession holder.
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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter van Eeden View Post
    What time of year?
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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    There are not many options for self drive up the Skeleton Coast north of Henties Bay. Basically only the bungalows / rooms at Terrace Bay, with the whole place more aimed at fishing. Camping also at Tora but only over the December festive period. Anything north of Terrace you will have to join an expensive coastal tour with a concession holder.
    Thanks for this info. Will make a note to go as far as Henties

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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    Make sure you do:
    Ais-ais
    Fish river canyon
    Stop at Canyon Roadhouse. Buy a cap or get the t-shirt
    Klein Aus
    Ranch Koiimasis
    Spreetshoogte & Gamsberg pass (road is longer to get to Walvis / Swakop from Solitaire, but much better condition and more to see than going C14 from Solitaire to Kuiseb pass
    Palmwag
    We also had an awesome time at Ongongo hot springs, but I've read somewhere that the natural pool there is no more....although going that far up is probably too far for a two week trip. I doubt you'd practically get much further north than Swakop. In which case look also at Spitzkoppe tented camp, and Etusis Lodge.

    Depending on how self sufficient you are, there are also wilder options like Blutkuppe and Tinkas. Both very cool. And Messum crater.

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    Default Re: Cape Town to Namibia route advice

    Swakopmund can keep you busy for at least three days, to a week, by doing the Khan 4WD Trail, The Swakop River Trail, Goanokontes, Moonlandscape, Giant Welwitschias, Dune 7/Rooikop back road to Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Lagoon, Salt Mines/Sanwich Bay, Harbour, Langstrand, Dunes & 4 wheeler trip, further out is Blutkuppe, Tinkas and The Rock Arch. There are all the Camp sites in the Naukluft Park at which to camp, or just to drive around to see the area...

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