23 days in Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: highs in Windhoek hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Agate Beach and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luderitz online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in June: highs in Luderitz hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Ais-Ais takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Nature Parks
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sesriem trip builder tool.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Damaraland road trip planning site.

Getting from Sesriem to Damaraland by car takes about 7.5 hours. In June in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes, and then explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Experience Darama Culture Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Khorixas trip builder tool.

You can drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 3 hours. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
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Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund by car takes about 4 hours. June in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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