12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

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12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Windhoek
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Walvis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Get outdoors at Safaris and Sossusvlei. When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Rhenish Mission Church in Otjimbingwe, approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, explore and take pictures at Okapuka Ranch, and browse the different shops at Maerua Mall.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Namib-Naukluft Park, Hoanib River, Rhenish Mission Church
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

1
night
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Walvis Bay journey planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you will find days in Walvis Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, then stop by Kristall Galerie, and finally browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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