10 days in Windhoek & Swakopmund Itinerary

10 days in Windhoek & Swakopmund Itinerary

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10 days in Windhoek & Swakopmund Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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 in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to Heroes Acre.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip itinerary planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

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

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Marine Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for slightly colder days in Swakopmund, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

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