The Cape Town to Namibia Tourist Route, is by far one of the most popular cross-border travel route in Southern Africa.
With numerous of geocaching opportunities along and near this route, make
this the perfect African adventure
geotour safari route.
This route start in Cape Town, and you could either follow the road up along the Cape West Coast, or take the main N7 highway. The N7 stops at the South African / Namibian border, and then become the B1 in Namibia, finally ending at Windhoek, Namibia's capital.
From Cape Town to Windhoek is nearly a 1500 km. In-between these two cities, in the South African side, there are a large number of wonderful tourist attractions, ranging from pretty little villages, scenery, the flowers of Namaqualand, Richtersveld National Park. And naturally geocaches!
From Windhoek, in a northerly direction, the B1 bring you to
Namibia's Etosha National Park, and if you keep on going, even right to the Okavango
River, border between Namibia and Angola. The Caprivi Strip forms an gateway
to Botswana's Chobe and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This offers even more geotour
This whole route of ever-changing scenic landscapes, diverse ecologies of wide open spaces, majestic mountain ranges, canyons and African wildlife wilderness areas, is an geocaching dream tour.
Once you cross the border into Namibia, the real wilderness adventure starts.
Namibia has always been the ultimate geocaching safari destination, by
combining the thrill of finding a cache in unique wilderness setting, with a
real Big 5 wildlife safari.
The majestic Fish River Canyon, famed Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Tropic of Capricorn, scenic rugged Damaraland and Kaokoland, spectacular wildlife of the Etosha Park, Namibian Okavango Delta and Caprivi. The list for Namibia just grows!
By just doing the attractions related to this Namibia route, you could easily accumulate over a 100+ finds.
For example: Gateway Africa is busy with a Trees of Africa conservation project, and has placed some caches, to highlight some of the majestic trees found in breath-taking locations. One very popular cache was placed in the Etosha National Park called "Roof of Etosha".