19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Omaruru
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Head to Die Muschel and Peter's Antiques, since 1983for some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund tour itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Swakopmund hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Highlights from your plan
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Omaruru.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaruru route planning website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Omaruru takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Get some historical perspective at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and Felsenkirche. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Agate Beach and appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luderitz day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Omaruru to Luderitz in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Luderitz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

5
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.
National Museum of Namibia and Geological Survey Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, make a trip to Gibeon Meteorites, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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