12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

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12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Wind Safaris, Equitrails Namibia and Desert Air. Step out of the city life by going to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Windhoek sightseeing planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect Windhoek to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Desert Air
Highlights from your plan
Wild Wind Safaris ©
Wild Wind Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luderitz driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in September, with highs in Luderitz at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Luderitz in September: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Damaraland.

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland trip builder site .

Getting from Etosha National Park to Damaraland by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Dune 7, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kristall Galerie, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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