60 days in Namibia, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

60 days in Namibia, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 37 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 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 2nd (Mon): stop by Wecke & Voigts, then play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 1 night

When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Spitzkoppe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Highlights from your trip

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dorob National Park and Kuiseb Pass. When in Namib-Naukluft Park, make a side trip to see Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb, approximately Gobabeb away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. January in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dune 7 and Swakopmund Museum. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Flamingo lagoon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Off-Road Tours). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In January in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 37 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Muizenberg Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (Dieu Donne Vineyards & Tasting Room, Franschhoek Pass, &more), Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Voelklip Beach) and Stellenbosch (Ernie Els Wines, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Helderberg Nature Reserve, do a tasting at Vergelegen Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, and see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey maker.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town. When traveling from Swakopmund in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Cape Town, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 10 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Horseback Africa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sterkfontein Cave and Apartheid Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Hartbeespoort (Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, &more) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). There's much more to do: stroll through Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, get outside with Helgaard Jordaan, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Mowana Day Spa.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Namibia travel guide

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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.
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