14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  19​h
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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 historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and make a trip to Heroes Acre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 20th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz road trip planning tool .

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo driving holiday site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in December: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

1
night
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 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Etosha National Park holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stop by Kristall Galerie, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund journey builder site .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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