28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
drive:  7 h
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Upington, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
9
Sun City, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
11
Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Kigali, Rwanda

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally stop by The Diamond Works.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Windhoek online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In March, Windhoek is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Waterberg Plateau Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife Parks
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nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Etosha National Park to Ondangwa to see Nakambale museum about 2 hours away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
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Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. March in Damaraland sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, then stop by Kristall Galerie, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. In March, Swakopmund is a bit cooler than Damaraland - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hidden Vlei. On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Hidden Vlei.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Wildlife Parks
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Hidden Vlei ©
Hidden Vlei

1
night
Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Keetmanshoop
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery and then enjoy some diversion at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Keetmanshoop online tour planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Keetmanshoop in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in March, you will find days in Keetmanshoop are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Upington.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground
Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery

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nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Upington side-trips: Augrabies Falls National Park (in Augrabies Falls National Park), Orange River (in Groblershoop) and Tierberg Nature Reserve (in Keimoes). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum, and do a tasting at Orange River Cellars.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Upington online travel route planner.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Upington in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Upington, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Upington

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park, Orange River, Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, Tierberg Nature Reserve
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Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park
Orange River ©
Orange River
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs ©
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

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nights
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Pilanesberg National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): tee off at The Palace of the Lost City and then cool off at Valley of Waves.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sun City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Upington to Sun City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Upington in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sun City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Wildlife Theme Parks Nature
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves
The Palace of the Lost City ©
The Palace of the Lost City

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nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 3rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Kruger National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Piggs Peak.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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nights
Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Piggs Peak ©
Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. Step out of Piggs Peak with an excursion to Lion Cavern in Ngwenya--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malolotja Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Tintsaba Crafts, and contemplate the long history of Nsangwini Bushman Paintings.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Piggs Peak trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Piggs Peak takes 6.5 hours. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Piggs Peak

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lion Cavern, Malolotja Nature Reserve
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Malolotja Nature Reserve ©
Malolotja Nature Reserve
Tintsaba Crafts ©
Tintsaba Crafts
Lion Cavern ©
Lion Cavern

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day
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Johannesburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Piggs Peak to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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