16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h
1
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Tsumeb
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kamanjab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spreetshoogte Pass and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuiseb River and Kuiseb Pass.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Gobabeb Desert Research Station
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Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

3
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.
Do your shopping at Kristall Galerie and Platz Am Meer. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach Leisure Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, stroll through Snake Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape

1
night
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika, then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Omaruru online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Swakopmund to Omaruru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tsumeb.

Things to do in Omaruru

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

2
nights
Tsumeb

Tsumeb ©
Tsumeb is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Hoba Meteorite and then explore the activities along Otjikoto Lake. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Tsumeb Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tsumeb Art and Craft Center, and then get outside with Expedite Aviation.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Tsumeb online journey planner .

You can drive from Omaruru to Tsumeb in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tsumeb can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kamanjab.

Things to do in Tsumeb

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoba Meteorite
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Tsumeb Museum ©
Tsumeb Museum
Hoba Meteorite ©
Hoba Meteorite
Otjikoto Lake ©
Otjikoto Lake

1
night
Kamanjab

Kamanjab ©
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, then make a trip to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, and then don't miss a visit to Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamanjab itinerary website .

Getting from Tsumeb to Kamanjab by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village ©

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and finally examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kamanjab to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Luderitz, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Nature
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Gross Barmen Hot Springs and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market in Okahandja, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Owela Museum, admire the natural beauty at Parliament Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Pure & Simple Art Gallery, and get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in August, you will find days in Windhoek are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Gross Barmen Hot Springs, Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum

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