16 days in Namibia, South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

16 days in Namibia, South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia, South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

Start: Pretoria, South Africa
Drive:  7​h
1
Kuruman, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Gobabis, Namibia
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Pretoria, South Africa


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1
night
Kuruman, South Africa

Kuruman ©
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Moffat Mission Station and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Eye of Kuruman.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuruman tour planner .

Pretoria to Kuruman is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kuruman

Nature Parks
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The Eye of Kuruman ©
The Eye of Kuruman
Moffat Mission Station ©
Moffat Mission Station

2
nights
Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kuruman to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs
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Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs ©
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

1
night
Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Keetmanshoop
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. On the 11th (Wed), let little ones run wild at Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Keetmanshoop road trip website .

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Keetmanshoop takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in Keetmanshoop sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luderitz.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Nature Fun & Games Parks
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4
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and The Goerke House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Diaz Point and Felsenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Luderitz takes 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Keetmanshoop in December: highs in Luderitz hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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 Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Christuskirche and Katutura Township will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, browse the different shops at Maerua Mall, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in December, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gobabis.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

few
hours
Gobabis, Namibia

Gobabis
Gobabis is a city in eastern Namibia. To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gobabis route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Gobabis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Gobabis

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
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 20th (Fri), stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then look for gifts at Botswanacraft. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gobabis to Gaborone. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in December, and nighttime lows around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

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