6 days in Namibia Itinerary

6 days in Namibia Itinerary

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6 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Swakopmund
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz travel planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luderitz is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Luderitz hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Nature
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, stroll around Zoo Park, examine the collection at Owela Museum, then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Katutura Township.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Windhoek journey website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Windhoek is a bit warmer than Luderitz - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum

1
night
Swakopmund

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park, then stop by Kristall Galerie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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