8 days in Namibia Itinerary

8 days in Namibia Itinerary

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8 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Swakopmund
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luderitz vacation planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Luderitz is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. December in Luderitz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, stop by The Diamond Works, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, then snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Swakopmund at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Long Beach Leisure Park
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Safaris
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust, learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. In December, Otjiwarongo is a bit warmer than Swakopmund - with highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Omaruru, Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

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