15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip maker tool .

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. In August, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Spitzkoppe.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland day trip site .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Damaraland: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): walk around Waterberg National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in August, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 10th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
L├╝deritz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 11th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz travel route builder website .

Drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. In August in Luderitz, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Windhoek tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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