10 days in Northern Cape & Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Northern Cape & Namibia Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Cape & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kimberley, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Ais-Ais, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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1
night
Kimberley, South Africa

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mokala National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kimberley trip itinerary maker website .

Cape Town to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Cape Town in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kimberley, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks Nature Museums
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Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum

1
day
Ais-Ais, Namibia

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ais-Ais itinerary planner.

Drive from Kimberley to Ais-Ais in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz attractions planner .

You can drive from Ais-Ais to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. March in Luderitz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

2
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Windhoek trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in March: highs in Windhoek hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Damaraland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Windhoek in March: high temperatures in Damaraland hover around 39°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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 Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Damaraland in March; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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