15 days in South Africa, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  3​h
1
Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
5
Nieuwoudtville, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sutherland, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Kimberley, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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night
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Botswanacraft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Kgale Hill and then stroll through Khwai Concession.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gaborone travel planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Gaborone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gaborone, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nxai Pan National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Gaborone to Nxai Pan National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature Parks
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Okavango Delta.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East journey maker site .

Explore your travel options from Nxai Pan National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's lots more to do: get outside with Deadvlei, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Windhoek road trip planning app .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Windhoek in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in June, you will find days in Windhoek are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nieuwoudtville.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

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Nieuwoudtville, South Africa

Nieuwoudtville ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Protea Motors, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacial Pavement, then stroll through Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, and finally cruise along Vanrhynspas. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Quiver Tree Forest and then admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nieuwoudtville itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Nieuwoudtville with the Route module. Traveling from Windhoek in June, things will get slightly colder in Nieuwoudtville: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Quiver Tree Forest ©
Quiver Tree Forest
Vanrhynspas ©
Vanrhynspas
Protea Motors ©
Protea Motors

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Sutherland, South Africa

Sutherland ©
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sutherland NG Kerk, see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium, look and learn at SALT, then admire all the interesting features of Blesfontein Farm, and finally see the sky in a new way at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sutherland tour planner .

You can drive from Nieuwoudtville to Sutherland in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Southern Africa Large Telescope ©
Southern Africa Large Telescope
Blesfontein Farm ©
Blesfontein Farm
Sutherland Planetarium ©
Sutherland Planetarium

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nights
Kimberley, South Africa

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mokala National Park and William Humphreys Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Felidae Centre, examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, view the masterpieces at Duggan Cronin Gallery, and try to win big at Flamingo Casino.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimberley itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sutherland to Kimberley in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daily temperatures in Kimberley can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks Nature Museums
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Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park
William Humphreys Art Gallery ©
William Humphreys Art Gallery
Flamingo Casino ©
Flamingo Casino

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