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
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Walvis Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hentiesbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in September, with highs in Windhoek at 34°C and lows at 16°C. You will leave for Walvis Bay on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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4
nights
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 26th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Dune 7, and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Walvis Bay online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get slightly colder in Walvis Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Omaruru.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Moon Landscape and Snake Park. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Die Muschel, don't miss a visit to Woermannhaus, and head outdoors with Element Riders Adventure Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Moon Landscape
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German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape

2
nights
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Cape Cross and then take a tour of Zeila Shipwreck.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hentiesbaai trip planner .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Hentiesbaai takes 3.5 hours. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toSesriem.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
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Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sesriem day trip website .

Drive from Hentiesbaai to Sesriem in 12 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes
Balloon Rides

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