13 days in Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights


Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Earthstompers Adventures. Explore hidden gems such as Stony Point Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (in Stellenbosch) and Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve (in Paarl). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online trip planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Swakopmund.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 15:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Snake Park. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Flamingo lagoon in Walvis Bay, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum and stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund tour planning website.

You can fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Windhoek, Namibia — 3 nights

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 19th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Windhoek planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Namibia travel guide

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.