10 days in Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Namibia Itinerary

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10 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Okahandja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
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.
Step out of Swakopmund with an excursion to Spitzkoppe in Damaraland--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dune 7 and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay trip maker tool .

Drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Okahandja.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Okahandja

Okahandja ©
Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market and then head outdoors with Gross Barmen Hot Springs.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Okahandja day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Walvis Bay to Okahandja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Walvis Bay in September; daily highs in Okahandja reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Okahandja

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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3
nights
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.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Heroes Acre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner .

Drive from Okahandja to Windhoek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Windhoek sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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