30 days in Namibia & Springbok Itinerary

30 days in Namibia & Springbok Itinerary

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30 days in Namibia & Springbok Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Maltahohe, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Khorixas, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Hentiesbaai, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
13
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Rosh Pinah, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Springbok, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ais-Ais tour planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ais-Ais is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Naute Dam, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then take a peaceful walk through Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Keetmanshoop trip planner .

Drive from Ais-Ais to Keetmanshoop in 3 hours. March in Keetmanshoop sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maltahohe.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

1
night
Maltahohe, Namibia

Maltahohe ©
Maltahöhe is a village in southern central Namibia close to the Swartrand escarpment, about 110 km west of Mariental in the Hardap Region. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): do a tasting at Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maltahohe trip site .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Maltahohe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In March in Maltahohe, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Maltahohe

Wineries
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Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate

3
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek online visit planner .

Drive from Maltahohe to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Maltahohe in March, expect Windhoek to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

2
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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 4th (Sat): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Namibia (SWA) Gemstones and then stroll through Africat.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Namibia (SWA) Gemstones ©
Namibia (SWA) Gemstones

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Khorixas, Namibia

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. On the 7th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes, and then explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Khorixas holiday maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Khorixas

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

1
day
Hentiesbaai, Namibia

Hentiesbaai ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Zeila Shipwreck.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hentiesbaai online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Khorixas to Hentiesbaai in 8 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Historic Sites
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Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Swakopmund is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hentiesbaai to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. April in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains

2
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip tool .

Drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

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 Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). The adventure continues: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass and admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip site .

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Namib-Naukluft Park in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Luderitz on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sesriem to Luderitz in 13.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Luderitz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rosh Pinah.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

2
nights
Rosh Pinah, Namibia

Rosh Pinah
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Rosh Pinah Geo Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosh Pinah online travel planner .

You can drive from Luderitz to Rosh Pinah in 3 hours. You will leave for Springbok on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Rosh Pinah

Museums
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nights
Springbok, South Africa

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Goegap Nature Reserve.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Springbok online tour planner .

Getting from Rosh Pinah to Springbok by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Springbok can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Springbok

Parks Wildlife
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Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

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