28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

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28 days in Namibia, South Africa & Piggs Peak Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Diamond Works.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek online trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Windhoek is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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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
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterberg Plateau Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 5 hours. March in Waterberg Plateau Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
When in Etosha National Park, make a side trip to see Nakambale museum in Ondangwa, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

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
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toSwakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, then look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund attractions website .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. In March, Swakopmund is little chillier than Damaraland - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
You've now added Hidden Vlei to your itinerary.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

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. On the 25th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery and then let the kids burn off some steam at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Keetmanshoop travel route tool .

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. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Keetmanshoop, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Nature Fun & Games Parks
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Upington: 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 reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Upington road trip website .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Upington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daytime highs in Upington are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Sun City on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Upington

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park, Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, Tierberg Nature Reserve, Orange River
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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. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Pilanesberg National Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at The Palace of the Lost City and then cool off at Valley of Waves.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sun City day trip website .

Getting from Upington to Sun City by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Upington in March: highs in Sun City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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 much more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Sun City to Kruger National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Piggs Peak.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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nights
Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Piggs Peak ©
Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. Go for a jaunt from Piggs Peak to Ngwenya to see Lion Cavern about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malolotja Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Tintsaba Crafts, and steep yourself in history at Nsangwini Bushman Paintings.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Piggs Peak online route builder .

Drive from Kruger National Park to Piggs Peak in 7 hours. You'll set off for Johannesburg on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Piggs Peak

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip tool .

You can drive from Piggs Peak to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time 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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