19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  18​h
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aus
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

5
nights
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.
Visit Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maerua Mall and NamibRand Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Garden of Namibia, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel route builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Wecke & Voigts ©
Wecke & Voigts

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Windhoek in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Aus.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
The Goerke House ©
The Goerke House

1
night
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aus day trip planning tool .

Getting from Luderitz to Aus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

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

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Aus to Sesriem takes 11.5 hours. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spreetshoogte Pass and Kuiseb Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and Dorob National Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

1
night
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hentiesbaai trip itinerary app .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Hentiesbaai by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Swakopmund.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, then stop by Die Muschel, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Long Beach Leisure Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris

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