NAMIBIA 4X4 ADVENTURE

17th NOVEMBER – 1st DECEMBER 2025

OVERVIEW

Namibia is one of the last places on earth that can truly be considered to be largely unspoilt by the modern world! It has the worlds oldest desert, the highest sand dunes, the second deepest canyon in the world, and a 1500km coast line that is almost entirely uninhabited. Thanks to its almost unique geography and very small population, Namibia is a place of massive contrast and home some of the biggest conentrations of wild animals to be found anywhere on the planet.

It is also safe with very low levels of crime, complimented by wide well maintained roads with extremely low levels of traffic and some fabulous hotels and game reserves for adventure seekers to enjoy.

It is little wonder therefore that Classic Grand Touring has decided to create a fabulous 14 day tour of this immense country and all it has to offer.

You will drive yourselves in high quality 4×4 vehicles, which will be provided for you as part of your package, over a distance of about 2 000 miles. With quality roads and low traffic, these miles are easily eaten up and should not put people off the idea of travelling to this incredible place.

Our driving will be broken by days off and stays at some of the very best hotels Namibia has to offer. High quality hotels that offer ‘rustic luxury’ and high quality cuisine.

The adventure offers you the opportunity to see all of Namibia’s best places. We will set off from just outside Windhoek, the country’s capital city, and head north east to Etosha, one of the worlds greatest wildlife parks, for two days, before heading across to and down the Skeleton Coast, and then on to Swakopmund. After another day of catching our breaths, we’ll keep heading south to the incredible Soussusvlei, and then onto the Fish River Canyon, before heading North, back to Windhoek, via the Kalahari desert and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn.

Our adventure promises to be a once in a lifetime glimpse into this extraordinary place, organised by a company which specialises in providing high quality, well organised tours for discerning adventurers. 

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – 17th NOVEMBER – ARRIVAL IN WINDHOEK & TRANSFER TO HOTEL
As you fly into Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, we will collect you from the airport and whisk you to our luxury hotel just half an hours drive away. Here you will be in no doubt that you have arrived in the heart of Africa! Our hotel, set in a 9000 hectare conservancy reserve, offers you 5 star luxury with fabulous hut-style rooms built in the traditional Owambo architecture with elevated views stretching across soul-stirring savannas to the distant Khomas Hochland plateau. Rooms are decorated with precious antiques, traditional fabrics and authentic ceramics and each with their own sunken bathtub and panoramic terrace.

The hotel, a collaboration between the group’s founder and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, is truly a place of discrete and exceptional luxury, with incredible cuisine and a soul nourishing spa. You can even book your first game drive or bush walk should you wish.

After your arrival and check in, the official welcome and briefing will take place in the early afternoon before you will take delivery of your 4×4 vehicles.
As the sun sets, we will meet for welcome drinks and dine together in this fabulous African setting.

DAY 2 – 18th NOVEMBER - DRIVE TO AFRICAT & OKONJIMA LODGE
This morning we will leave our hotel and head north to the Okonjima Lodge based at the Africat Foundation, an organisation committed to the conservation of Namibia’s apex predators. The Okonjima Nature Reserve is renowned for being one of the best places in the world to see leopards, and through their research project this will be our opportunity to have some amazing insights into the secret lives of these normally elusive and mysterious big cats.

The family-run Okonjima Nature Reserve, sprawls over 200 square kilometres of undulating plains, mountainous outcrops, and riverine thickets, with the luxury lodge resting at the foot of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains amidst Acacia thornveld in a Malaria-free area.

DAY 3 – 19th NOVEMBER - GAME DRIVE & ON TO ETOSHA
This morning we will enjoy a game drive at Africat to see some beautiful Leopard, Brown Hyena and perhaps even an incredibly rare Pangolin, before setting off late morning for one of the most incredible places on earth – Etosha.

We will stay at a lavish, stylish lodge overlooking a vast expanse of mopane woodland, just a stone’s throw from the southern gate of this epic wildlife reserve, one of the most abundantly populated wild animal reserves on earth. Meaning Great White Place, at the centre of this huge reserve (it’s bigger than the whole of Wales) is a 1850 square mile salt pan – the largest in Africa, hosting the Big 5 among a vast array of other animals.

DAY 4 – 20th NOVEMBER - DAY AT LEISURE IN ETOSHA
Today is a free day to explore the amazing Etosha. We will give you a list of water holes so you can create a game drive of your own, driving yoursleves in your 4×4 to explore the area, or you can take an organised game drive on one of the hotel’s safari vehicles and relax, letting a guide find the animals and do all the work for you.

Alternatively, you can spend the day lazing around the pool and catching your breath.

DAY 5 – 21st NOVEMBER - ETOSHA TO PALMWAG
We leave Etosha and head west towards the Skeleton Coast. As we cannot make the journey to the coast in a day, we will overnight at a rustic but luxurious hotel set between the Kaokoland and the Skeleton Coast, in Palmwag. Amid swaying makalani palms and robust mopane trees nourished by underground water, the lodge overlooks the sweeping northern Damaraland, home to the famous desert elephant. 
DAY 6 – 22nd NOVEMBER – PALMWAG TO SKELETON COAST
It’s a big day as we tackle the world-famous Skeleton Coast, the place where the rolling sand dunes of the Namib desert meet the Atlantic Ocean creating one of the most paradoxical and stark places on earth…

This 300 mile stretch of coastline is the world’s largest ship cemetery. Its hostile environment also makes it a fascinating area for one night at the Cape Cross Lodge – a tiny oasis sandwiched between the infinite ocean and desert on either side. The Lodge is literally metres away from the Atlantic Ocean and will make for an unforgettable stopover.

DAY 7 – 23rd NOVEMBER – VISIT SEALS & ON TO SWAKOPMUND
This morning we will head off from the Cape Cross Lodge and visit the Cape Cross seal colony, the centre of the largest colony of cape fur seals in the world, before heading a short drive of just and hour and a half to Swakopmund and our fabulous hotel for the next two nights.
DAY 8 – 24th NOVEMBER – DAY AT LEISURE IN SWAKOPMUND
Today is your day off in Swakopmund. You may want to just stay in and enjoy the relaxation of our great hotel, which is literally perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. But for those who want to explore, there is more to do in Swakopmund than you could possibly cover in a day.

Explore the town with its Germanic based architecture, explore its many restaurants, visit the Swakopmund Museum or for those wanting some adventure there is sky diving, quad bikes and sandboarding, the Living Desert Tour (where UNIMOG vehicles take you into the desert to see plants and animals that thrive in that environment), a Dolphin and Seal watching boat tour, or visit the Camel farm and take a ride in the desert on one of these magnificent animals.

This evening, we will meet back at the hotel and regroup for dinner, before continuing our journey tomorrow.

DAY 9 – 25th NOVEMBER – SWAKPOMUND TO SOUSSUSVLEI
We leave Swakopmund and head south to one of the most unique hotels you will ever visit, set in the heart of the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. Our 5 hour journey will take us down to Walvis Bay and then inland through the Namib-Naukluft National Park and over the Kuiseb Pass and the Tropic of Capricorn before having lunch at one of the most unique car ‘museums’ you will ever see.
DAY 10 – 26th NOVEMBER – DAY AT LEISURE IN SOUSSUSVLEI
A day off in Soussusvlei and if you thought there was nothing to do in the desert you would be wrong! Firstly, our hotel will captivate you but also allow you to relax with its pool and spa facilities.

Down the road from the hotel is either the Big Daddy Dune or Dune 45 – two of the largest star dunes on the planet and, if you want, you can walk to the top of them and run down to the bottom again! The dunes also surround Deadvlei, where you can walk through the remnants of ancient dead trees that create a unique landscape. You can also take a balloon flight over the desert for an unforgettable experience. This must be booked in advance.

We will make a stop at the delightfully quirky roadside Cafe adorned with motoring memorabilia.

Finally, we will arrive at our fabulous Franschhoek Hotel, where our luxurious Villa Suites await, with time to explore this delightful town.

DAY 11 – 27th NOVEMBER – SOUSSUSVLEI TO FISH RIVER CANYON

Today is a big day of driving, with our 6-hour journey taking us directly to the world famous Fish River Canyon, the second largest river canyon in the world with only the Grand Canyon being bigger.
The hotel we stay at is perched on the very edge of the canyon creating an unforgettable experience with its open air showers and design features all aimed at maximising your immersion in this amazing landscape.

DAY 12 – 28th NOVEMBER – DAY AT LEISURE IN FISH RIVER CANYON
A day of relaxing at Fish River Canyon will no doubt come as a welcome respite from lots of driving and being busy on your previous days at leisure.

Today, you may want to go no further than the hotel to experience this incredible landscape as it sits on the very edge of the canyon overlooking this incredible vista.

For the more adventurous there are canyon rim walks, sundowner drives and ‘fat bike’ cycling options. But more than anything we wanted to give you today to just relax and not do much at all in one of the least populated and most picturesque places on earth.

DAY 13 – 29th NOVEMBER – FISH RIVER CANYON TO KALAHARI DESERT
This morning, we leave the Fish River Canyon and begin our journey home via the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari desert is a 900 000 square kilometre (4 times the size of the UK) semi-arid savanna that spans the three countries of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

Its name derives from the Tswana language and literally means, ‘The Great Thirst’ or waterless place! The Kalahari is home to the ancient San people, a tiny population of hunter-gatherers who are considered Southern Africa’s first inhabitants.

For the more adventurous there are canyon rim walks, sundowner drives and ‘fat bike’ cycling options. But more than anything we wanted to give you today to just relax and not do much at all in one of the least populated and most picturesque places on earth.

DAY 14 – 30th NOVEMBER – KALAHARI DESERT TO WINDHOEK
Today is our final drive in Namibia. We are planning a unique experience of having breakfast in the desert before we leave. Then we’ll drive from the Kalahari north to where our adventure began in Windhoek, and the splendours of the first hotel we stayed at.

Our journey of just over 3.5 hours will cross the Tropic of Capricorn once again as we head home.

Reaching our hotel mid-afternoon, there will be time to relax, gather our thoughts and enjoy a celebratory drink and one final dinner together.

DAY 15 – 1st DECEMBER – FLIGHTS HOME
We head back to the airport for your flights home. Hopefully with a lifetime of wonderful memories from your Namibian Adventure!

WHAT IS INCLUDED

– Airport Transfers

– 14 Nights accommodation in high quality hotels or game reserves including breakfast every day.

-4×4 vehicle rental (one car dedicated to each couple).

-Snacks and soft drinks in 4×4.

-Lunch on each day of the Tour.

-13 Dinners including a variety of three course meals / Barbeques / Buffet dinners / Restaurants.

-At least two Game Drives with Guides (in Game Reserve Land Rovers).

-Two-way Radios in each car.

-Satellite Telephone – one per car.

-Full colour printed Roadbook with itinerary and all navigation routes.

-Tour Cap, Gilet and Pen.

-2 x Classic Grand Touring Tour Managers support throughout.

TOUR PRICES

£8,200.00

per person based on two sharing accommodation

To secure your place – £1000.00 deposit per person.

Then 50% balance in May 2025 & final balance in Sept 2025.

This tour is strictly limited to 10 couples.

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

– Flights to Namibia.

– Fuel.

– Drinks.

– Travel Insurance (make sure this covers private medical cover whilst in namibia and repatriation to the UK).

MORE INFORMATION

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karen@classicgt.co.uk

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BOOK AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Booking your place on this event couldn’t be easier. The first step would be to click the “Enquire Now” button and complete the form, which gives us some basic details about yourself and your party.

We will then get in touch with you to confirm availability on the tour, we will send you a booking form to complete together with our deposit payment options so you can reserve your place on the tour.

As soon as the deposit has been processed we will send you a booking confirmation detailing what is included in your tour together with any extras you may have requested, your travel documents and the balance payment information.

You can secure a place on our tour with a deposit of just £1000 per person. This can be paid by Stripe Online Payment, BACS transfer or by card over the phone if you prefer. The full final balance is then due in August 2025.

Prefer to have a chat over the phone? Give us a call on 01926 675 675

MINIMUM NUMBERS

We have a minimum number of participants required for all of our events enabling them to be viable for us to run – this is usually 10 cars unless stated otherwise. In the event that we don’t reach the minimum numbers, the tour may be cancelled at which point your booking deposit will be refunded to you, or if preferred, allocated to another event of your choice.

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