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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Gobabeb
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz visit site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luderitz is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Luderitz is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Luderitz, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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 20th (Sun), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Etosha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at 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 next day: stroll through Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In June in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

1
night
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Omaruru journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Omaruru takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Omaruru

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

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): trek along Spitzkoppe.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Damaraland online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Omaruru to Damaraland by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

1
night
Gobabeb

Gobabeb ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dorob National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobabeb road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Gobabeb takes 5 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in June, expect nights in Gobabeb to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

6
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 (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and stop by Karakulia Weavers.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gobabeb to Swakopmund takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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