15 days in Namibia & Vioolsdrif Itinerary

15 days in Namibia & Vioolsdrif Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia & Vioolsdrif Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Vioolsdrif, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Solitaire, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hentiesbaai, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
9
Windhoek, Namibia
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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nights
Vioolsdrif, South Africa

Vioolsdrif ©
Vioolsdrif is a village on the Orange River in the north-western part of South Africa, known as Namaqualand.Origin of nameThe name in Afrikaans means 'the ford of the violin'. Vioolsdrif is known for adventure and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Vioolsdrif visit app .

Johannesburg to Vioolsdrif is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You will leave for Sesriem on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Vioolsdrif

Outdoors
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Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures ©
Bushwhacked Outdoor adventures

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vioolsdrif to Sesriem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Solitaire.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
night
Solitaire, Namibia

Solitaire ©
Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre and then make a trip to Tropic of Capricorn Sign.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Solitaire trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sesriem to Solitaire in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Solitaire

Parks Wildlife
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Tropic of Capricorn Sign ©
Tropic of Capricorn Sign

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night
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Solitaire to Namib-Naukluft Park in 2.5 hours. In December in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

1
night
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Kristall Galerie, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip planner .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip site .

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
night
Hentiesbaai, Namibia

Hentiesbaai ©
On the 28th (Sat), step aboard Zeila Shipwreck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hentiesbaai trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Hentiesbaai takes 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

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 29th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay online route planner .

Drive from Hentiesbaai to Walvis Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In December, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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hours
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek itinerary planner .

Getting from Walvis Bay to Windhoek by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Walvis Bay in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums
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National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

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night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Aus.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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night
Aus, Namibia

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aus trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Luderitz to Aus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Aus

Parks Wildlife
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

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night
Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Keetmanshoop
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the engineering at Naute Dam, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then let little ones run wild at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keetmanshoop tour planning website .

You can drive from Aus to Keetmanshoop in 3.5 hours. December in Keetmanshoop sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

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night
Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ais-Ais trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Ais-Ais in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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