8 days in Namibia Itinerary

8 days in Namibia Itinerary

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8 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Luderitz
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip itinerary planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luderitz is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) 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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Namibia Craft Centre or Maerua Mall. Get a sense of the local culture at Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Deadvlei, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. For shopping fun, head to Kristall Galerie or Peter's Antiques. When in Swakopmund, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in January, expect nights in Swakopmund to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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