18 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

18 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
End: Cape Town, South Africa

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund online trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Deadvlei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at Geological Survey Museum, and stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Swakopmund in September, with highs in Windhoek at 34°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum
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.
Family-friendly places like Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online day trip planner .

Getting from Windhoek to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in October: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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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