28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 day
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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 night
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Upington, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Sun City, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 1 day
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 admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally stop by The Diamond Works.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour 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 travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

— 1 night
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park in 3.5 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 3 nights
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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, 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

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 1 night
For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland with the Route module. 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 · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the galleries of 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 reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 6.5 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, 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
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia

— 1 night
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 let little ones run wild at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, 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 car, 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 · Fun & Games · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Upington, South Africa

— 4 nights
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: Orange River (in Groblershoop), Tierberg Nature Reserve (in Keimoes) and Augrabies Falls National Park (in Augrabies Falls National Park). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Orange River Cellars, get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Riemvasmaak Hot Springs.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Upington online travel route planner.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Upington in 5 hours. 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 · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Sun City, South Africa

— 3 nights
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 ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sun City online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Upington to Sun City takes 8 hours. 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

Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
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, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Bushmans Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Sun City to Kruger National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus; 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 3 nights
Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. Step out of Piggs Peak with an excursion to Lion Cavern in Ngwenya--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Malolotja Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Tintsaba Crafts, and contemplate the long history of Nsangwini Bushman Paintings.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, 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 · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 day

City of Light

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 fly back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.