15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Step out of Windhoek to go to Otjimbingwe and see Rhenish Mission Church, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Rhenish Mission Church
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Agate Beach, steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in October; daily highs in Luderitz reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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.
On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in October, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are warmer (41°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. On the 10th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Tikoloshe Afrika, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Omaruru road trip planning site .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Omaruru in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Damaraland day trip website .

Drive from Omaruru to Damaraland in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Visiting Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Welwitschia Plains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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