DAYS 149 – 154: SOUTH AFRICA
You will then cross the Orange River, a rich source of diamonds, arrive into South Africa. You travel south through the Cederberg Wilderness Area, an area of rugged valleys and peaks, and then make your way to the most southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. This is the dividing line between the warm Indian Ocean and the cooler Atlantic Ocean.
You will then arrive into the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the favourite stops on a Trans Africa overland trip as there is plenty to do in and around the Mother City, from climbing up Table Mountain to abseiling down it, diving with sharks (either in ocean cages – or at the Two Oceans Aquarium), scuba diving courses, a tour to Robben Island or a chance to revamp your wardrobe and head out on the town to one of the many hot-spots that Cape Town has to offer.
You will have a total of 5 nights in Cape Town – one night’s accommodation is included in the trip price, for the other 4 nights it is up to you whether you want to stay in Cape Town to explore more of the city, or perhaps head to some of the surrounding towns such as Stellenbosch or Hermanus.
After your break in Cape Town you will once again board your overland truck and head back north towards Namibia, stopping again for one night in the Cederberg area before reaching the border with Namibia.