11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and try your luck at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel route site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park. Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland journey planning site .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Damaraland, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sesriem online trip builder .

You can drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

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