8 days in Namibia & Paternoster Itinerary

8 days in Namibia & Paternoster Itinerary

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8 days in Namibia & Paternoster Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
drive:  3​h
1
Hentiesbaai, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gobabeb, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
5
Paternoster, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Hentiesbaai, Namibia

Hentiesbaai
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hentiesbaai trip planner .

Windhoek to Hentiesbaai is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle and car; or drive. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuiseb Pass as well as Sossusvlei. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Hentiesbaai to Namib-Naukluft Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kuiseb Pass
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

1
night
Gobabeb, Namibia

Gobabeb ©
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gobabeb tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gobabeb takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Gobabeb are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Solitaire.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

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 18th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner .

You can drive from Gobabeb to Sesriem in 4 hours. You'll set off for Paternoster on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Sesriem

Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides

2
nights
Paternoster, South Africa

Paternoster ©
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Paternoster Beach, explore the galleries of Stone Fish Studio and Gallery, then stop by Jem & Pantoffels, then head outdoors with Kayak Paternoster with Dianne Heesom Green - Private Tours, and finally stroll through Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park, then play a few rounds at Shelley Point Country Club, and then kick back and relax at Elands Bay Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Paternoster road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sesriem to Paternoster. In December in Paternoster, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paternoster

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Elands Bay Beach, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Shelley Point Country Club, West Coast Fossil Park
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Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach
Rocherpan Nature Reserve ©
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Stone Fish Studio and Gallery ©
Stone Fish Studio and Gallery

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