10 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

10 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town, South Africa

6
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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, contemplate the long history of Robben Island, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Windhoek.

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

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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 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek vacation trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Windhoek by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western African Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

3
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and The Cradle of Humankind. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, and browse the different shops at 44 STANLEY.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Fly from Windhoek to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Windhoek to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in November, expect Johannesburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind
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Apartheid Museum

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