16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  18 h
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund road trip planning website .

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dorob National Park, Spitzkoppe
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

3
nights
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Windhoek day trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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nights
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, stop by Abseil Africa, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip site .

Getting from Windhoek to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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