14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais travel route website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then stroll through Agate Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

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

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Luderitz takes 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Luderitz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

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: stroll through Deadvlei, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Windhoek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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 12th (Sun), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Windhoek to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hentiesbaai road trip planning app .

Getting from Etosha National Park to Hentiesbaai by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Damaraland.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Hentiesbaai to Damaraland takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Damaraland are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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.
Kids will enjoy National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and stop by Die Muschel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in July, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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