30 days in Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Namibia Itinerary

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30 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Walvis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
5
Epupa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Aus
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Cape Town

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and Archer's Land. Take a break from the city and head to Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online journey maker .

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 July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

3
nights
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach Leisure Park and Dune 7. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Moon Landscape. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund online journey planner .

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. July in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spitzkoppe, Moon Landscape, Zeila Shipwreck
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape
Safaris

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Okonjima Game Reserve and Cheetah Conservation Fund. Explore hidden gems such as REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and Namibia (SWA) Gemstones.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Epupa.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Okonjima Game Reserve, Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

1
night
Epupa

Epupa ©
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Epupa sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Epupa takes 19.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Epupa

Nature Parks
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Epupa to Ais-Ais. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aus.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

2
nights
Aus

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Garub Pan.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aus online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Aus takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (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

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Visiting Sossusvlei and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Namib-Naukluft National Park and Elim Dunes.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sesriem fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Aus to Sesriem in 11.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes

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