11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Okahandja
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Windhoek

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek road trip app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip app .

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in September, with highs in Luderitz at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Okahandja.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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 9th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market and then get outside with Gross Barmen Hot Springs.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Okahandja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Okahandja is somewhat warmer than Luderitz - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Okahandja

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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1
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Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
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.
On the 10th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Okahandja to Etosha National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland route maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus. On the next day, stop by Die Muschel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and then stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains

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Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

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Drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In September in Walvis Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

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