16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Aus
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bwabwata National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
6
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sesriem route builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aus.

Things to do in Sesriem

Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides

1
day
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Pozza di Garub - Cavalli Selvaggi and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aus trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sesriem to Aus by car takes about 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luderitz.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Agate Beach, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Aus to Luderitz takes 2 hours. In November in Luderitz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Head to Maerua Mall and The Diamond Worksfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, stop by Wecke & Voigts, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luderitz in November; daily highs in Windhoek reach 37°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bwabwata National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Bwabwata National Park

Bwabwata National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahango Game Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bwabwata National Park vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Bwabwata National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Bwabwata National Park

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mahango Game Reserve
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Mahango Game Reserve ©
Mahango Game Reserve

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then pedal to the sights with Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive, stroll through Snake Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bwabwata National Park to Swakopmund in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zeila Shipwreck
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Snake Park ©
Snake Park
Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours ©
Swakopmund Fat Bike Tours
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach Leisure Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Dune 7, and take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To find out how to plan a trip to Walvis Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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