6 days in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay Itinerary

6 days in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay Itinerary

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6 days in Swakopmund & Walvis Bay Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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 Swakopmund with an excursion to Spitzkoppe in Damaraland--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in November: highs in Swakopmund hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 25th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, stroll through Dune 7 and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Walvis Bay online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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