14 days in Namibia & Upington Itinerary

14 days in Namibia & Upington Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia & Upington Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hentiesbaai, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Upington, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Long Beach Leisure Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Walvis Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Walvis Bay to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. For shopping fun, head to Die Muschel or Platz Am Meer. Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Damaraland trip planning site .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites Museums
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Hentiesbaai, Namibia

Hentiesbaai ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Zeila Shipwreck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hentiesbaai vacation builder website .

You can drive from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Windhoek.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Namibia and Geological Survey Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christuskirche and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Deadvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Windhoek trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hentiesbaai to Windhoek takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or drive. December in Windhoek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Windhoek in December, things will get little chillier in Luderitz: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Upington, South Africa

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Tierberg Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Kalahari-Oranje Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Upington trip itinerary website .

Drive from Luderitz to Upington in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Luderitz in January, you will find days in Upington are warmer (43°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Upington

Museums Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Tierberg Nature Reserve
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Kalahari-Oranje Museum ©
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

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