22 days in Namibia & Garden Route Itinerary

22 days in Namibia & Garden Route Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Christuskirche and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Windhoek visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 6 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Safaris and Swakopmund Jetty will thrill your kids. Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours). Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund route maker tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In April in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 7 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Robberg Nature Reserve and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and stroll around Plett Puzzle Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay sightseeing site.

Fly from Swakopmund to Plettenberg Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Plettenberg Bay is 1 hour. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 5 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness) and George (Cape Palette Art Gallery & Redberry Farm). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn visit planning app.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Oudtshoorn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.