14 days in Namibia Itinerary

14 days in Namibia Itinerary

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14 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h
1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Sossusvlei has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuiseb River and Dorob National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Spreetshoogte Pass and Kuiseb Pass. Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park tour builder app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Namib-Naukluft Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

3
nights
Swakopmund

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Snake Park. Get in touch with nature at Long Beach Leisure Park and Moon Landscape. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Long Beach Leisure Park, Moon Landscape
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

1
night
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hentiesbaai route planner .

Drive from Swakopmund to Hentiesbaai in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Windhoek.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Gross Barmen Hot Springs. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Namibia and Owela Museum. Spend the 28th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, and browse the exhibits of Pure & Simple Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek route planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Hentiesbaai to Windhoek in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in December, expect Luderitz to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House

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