19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Omaruru
— 1 night
+2
train + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

7
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 Die Muschel and Peter's Antiques, since 1983. Get outdoors at Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for slightly colder days in Swakopmund, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Gobabeb Desert Research Station
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On your second day here, examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Omaruru route planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Omaruru in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Omaruru

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

2
nights
Luderitz

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 Diaz Point. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agate Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Omaruru to Luderitz in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

5
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 Deadvlei and Safaris. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Namibia and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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