10 days in Northern Cape & Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Northern Cape & Namibia Itinerary

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Kimberley, South Africa
— 1 night
2
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 day
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
5
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights

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Kimberley, South Africa

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole and then examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park.

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

Cape Town to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Kimberley

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum

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Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
On the 3rd (Tue), walk around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ais-Ais attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimberley to Ais-Ais in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

/Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

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Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz planner.

Drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner.

Fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in March, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Damaraland takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Windhoek in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Damaraland: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 6.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Damaraland in March: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris

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