35 days in Namibia Itinerary

35 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
1
Swakopmund
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Hentiesbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Gobabeb
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
8
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Windhoek
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Swakopmund to go to Walvis Bay and see Off-Road Tours, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape, and kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip maker app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 4- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Swakopmund. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Swakopmund to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and hike along Spitzkoppe.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland road trip planning site.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in June, expect nights in Damaraland to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
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 16th (Tue): 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 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in June, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

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

3
nights
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.
Etosha National Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Etosha and don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Hentiesbaai on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck and then stroll through Cape Cross.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hentiesbaai road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Hentiesbaai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

2
nights
Gobabeb

Gobabeb ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dorob National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gobabeb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hentiesbaai to Gobabeb takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gobabeb can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Sesriem on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Gobabeb

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

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Sossusvlei and Namib-Naukluft National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune, Dune 45 Sossusvlei, &more). It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Gobabeb to Sesriem takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
On the 28th (Sun), stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ais-Ais day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Ais-Ais takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for 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

3
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kolmanskop Ghost Town and Diaz Point will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche and kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz trip app.

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Windhoek on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Luderitz

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

7
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.
Visiting Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, and get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek holiday maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

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