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

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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Heroes Acre, and admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Windhoek at 34°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Okahandja.

Things to do in Windhoek

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

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): hunt for treasures at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market and then head outdoors with Gross Barmen Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Okahandja online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Windhoek to Okahandja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Okahandja sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Okahandja

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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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 10th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dune 7 and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Walvis Bay attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Okahandja to Walvis Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Okahandja in September, things will get little chillier in Walvis Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

4
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 to go to Damaraland and see Spitzkoppe, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip site .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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