19 days in Pretoria & Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Pretoria & Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Pretoria & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Train:  45 min
1
Pretoria, South Africa
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

6
nights
Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and Monte casino bird park. Get out of town with these interesting Pretoria side-trips: Johannesburg (Bag Factory Artist Studios, Apartheid Museum, &more), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park (in Hartbeespoort). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, see the interesting displays at Kruger House Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, and browse the collection at National Library of South Africa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pretoria tour itinerary website.

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Pretoria to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Johannesburg, Sandton, Lion and Safari Park, Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park
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Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Johannesburg Zoo ©
Johannesburg Zoo

5
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Kids will enjoy National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Dune 7, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and look for gifts at Die Muschel.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Pretoria to Swakopmund by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in June, you will find days in Swakopmund are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

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 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek road trip planning tool.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in June: highs in Windhoek hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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