11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hentiesbaai
— 1 night
drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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. Visit Christuskirche and Katutura Township for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, get outside with Deadvlei, stroll through Zoo Park, and stop by The Diamond Works.

Before you visit Windhoek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat 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 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay route maker tool .

Fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in December, things will get a bit cooler in Walvis Bay: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Hentiesbaai.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Adventure Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront

1
night
Hentiesbaai

Hentiesbaai
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Cape Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Zeila Shipwreck.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hentiesbaai travel planner .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Hentiesbaai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Hentiesbaai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
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Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Zeila Shipwreck ©
Zeila Shipwreck

2
nights
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Guinas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hentiesbaai to Etosha National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Guinas
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole
Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan
Lake Guinas ©
Lake Guinas

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