20 days in Johannesburg, Namibia & Tshabong Itinerary

20 days in Johannesburg, Namibia & Tshabong Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tshabong, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 2 nights
Train
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Walvis Bay
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Windhoek, Fly to Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Windhoek, Namibia

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek travel route planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Windhoek by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Tshabong, Botswana

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tshabong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Tshabong takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Fish River Region, Namibia

— 2 nights
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. On the 9th (Thu), walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fish River Region trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tshabong to Fish River Region. The time zone difference when traveling from Tshabong to Fish River Region is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Nature

Keetmanshoop, Namibia

— 2 nights
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. On the 11th (Sat), admire the engineering at Naute Dam, then stroll around Garas Park Camp, and then take a peaceful walk through Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Keetmanshoop online day trip planner.

Take a train from Fish River Region to Keetmanshoop in 6.5 hours. In September in Keetmanshoop, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Living Desert Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Living Desert Adventures, cross one thing off your bucket list with Ground Rush Adventures, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Swakopmund trip simple and quick.

Getting from Keetmanshoop to Swakopmund by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Keetmanshoop in September, you will find days in Swakopmund are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 1 night
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 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, plan for colder days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature

Windhoek, Namibia

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Wecke & Voigts, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and then play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in September, expect Windhoek to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Windhoek

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Johannesburg tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in September; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Kgalagadi District travel guide

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Deserts
Kgalagadi is a district in southwest Botswana, lying along the country's border with Namibia and South Africa. The administrative center is Tsabong. The district of Kgalagadi covers a large part of the Kalahari Desert. It has a total area of 105,200 km² and has a population of 42,000 (2001). More than one-third of the district is covered by the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which extends into South Africa, and which is a major tourist attraction.As of 2011, the total population of the district was 50,492 (compared to 42,049 in 2001). The growth rate of population during the decade was 1.85. Kgalagadi's population represents 2.49 per cent of the total population of Botswana. The majority of employees (in 2011 there were 10,530 people in work) were working within the transport & communication and public administration sectors. The district is administered by a district administration and district council.GeographyKgalagadi borders Omaheke Region, Namibia in northwest, Hardap Region, Namibia in southwest, Northern Cape Province, South Africa in south, North West Province, South Africa in southeast and omestically, it borders Ghanzi District in the north, Kweneng District in northeast, Southern District in the east. Kgalagadi means "land of the thirst". The largest settlement in the district is Tsabong, which had a population of 8939 in 2011 census while Hukuntsi and Kang had 4654 and 5985, respectively. The following is the list of villages noted separately in 2011 census in each census region.

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