11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Polokwane

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune, Dune 45 Sossusvlei, & more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park and explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary planner .

Polokwane, South Africa to Sesriem is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planning site .

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

5
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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb) and Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Off-Road Tours, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Swakopmund online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Dorob National Park
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

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