34 days in Cape Town & Windhoek Itinerary

34 days in Cape Town & Windhoek Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 24 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Cape Town, South Africa — 24 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Stellenbosch (Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more), Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, First South African Perfume Museum, &more) and Terra Del Capo - Tasting Room (in Groot Drakenstein). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, get great views at Cape Point, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 9 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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Windhoek takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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