22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Sesriem
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ais-Ais holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 8.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach. On your second day here, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luderitz attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. June in Luderitz sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

4
nights
Windhoek

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luderitz in June, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

1
night
Etosha National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In June in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Keep things going the next day: hike along Spitzkoppe.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland takes 4 hours. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in June, you will find days in Damaraland are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Trails Nature
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
day
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, explore the activities along Kuiseb River, and admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. June in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. June in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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