21 days in Namibia Itinerary

21 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  11 h
1
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Khorixas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Luderitz road trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luderitz is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Luderitz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Luderitz. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

4
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Etosha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khorixas.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khorixas: Burnt Mountain (in Kamanjab) and Damaraland (Damara Living Museum & Twyfelfontein). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Burnt Mountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Khorixas holiday builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas. You will leave for Otjiwarongo on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Damaraland, Burnt Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): 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 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip website.

Drive from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune, explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, cruise along Kuiseb Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorob National Park, Tropic of Capricorn Sign, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

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