9 days in Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Namibia Itinerary

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9 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Swakopmund
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Luderitz
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Swakopmund

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planner .

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

2
nights
Windhoek

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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, then stroll through Deadvlei, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek attractions planner .

Getting from Damaraland to Windhoek by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

4
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Visit Kolmanskop Ghost Town and The Goerke House for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Wild Horses of the Namib and Agate Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, examine the collection at Luderitz Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luderitz trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in December, expect Luderitz to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wild Horses of the Namib
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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