16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
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 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and finally browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and then take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Walvis Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Walvis Bay is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Walvis Bay is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in October, things will get a bit warmer in Walvis Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Swakopmund
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Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy NamibRand Nature Reserve and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip maker tool .

You can fly from Walvis Bay to Windhoek in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, Windhoek is a bit warmer than Walvis Bay - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Namib-Naukluft Park, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

8
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Cape of Good Hope and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Windhoek in October, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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