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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Self drive Cape Town to Namibia - help with itinerary

We have decided on a last minute trip to Namibia, we will start in Cape Town and would like to drive up to Namibia and return to Capetown, we have 3 weeks for the trip but would if possible like to spend the last week in South Africa. Can anyone reccomend a good itinerary for this circuit.
We will leave on the 5th of October, what kind of weather can we expect?
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Aug 9th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I would suggest you contact Gemma at Discover Namibia Tours (http://www.discover-namibia-safari.n...ommodated.html ) . She arranges self drive tours and is a wealth of information. We have just booked a 2 weeks trip with her (starting in October). We got her details on this forum where she was highly recommended. I gather she is now based in the Cape somewhere, so she is well suited to help you.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 01:24 AM
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Thanks I will check out her website.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Definitely contact Gemma - she did a great job on our 3 week Namibia visit.

Also - Canadian Robin did a self drive a few years ago - here's her trip report

http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...mibia-2008.cfm
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Aug 11th, 2012, 01:17 AM
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What a fabulous trip report, I'm sure I can get all the info I need from it.
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Aug 12th, 2012, 01:03 AM
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Here is the link to a more recent trip report from August 2011 - we started in Cape Town and self-drove into Namibia and then returned to Cape Town - about a five-week self-drive. It is a very similar trip to the one that Elizabeth has provided the link to, but more recent - with a few changes in accommodation. This trip from Cape Town into Namibia and back is a favourite - we have done it several times. CR

http://bert-and-bin.smugmug.com/Trav...9180243_8Kkvjg
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Aug 12th, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Thanks Robin - for some reason I couldn't find that one!
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Aug 13th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Robin, the photos are incredible and there's such a wealth of information here that I doubt I'll need a guide book.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Elizabeth - I'm not certain I ever posted it - that may have been the problem!

Clark55 - let me know if you have any questions...and you're most welcome. CR
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Aug 16th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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We won't have long enough for that on our upcoming October trip, but now that I've got a good pal in Hout Bay, I can plan to go back so we can do a Namibia adventure!
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