21 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

21 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

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21 days in Namibia & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 14 nights
Drive:  22​h 30​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
End: Cape Town, South Africa

4
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.
Christuskirche has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Deadvlei and Namibia Craft Centre. Head to The Grove Mall of Namibia and Wecke & Voigtsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and stop by The Diamond Works.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toSwakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walvis Bay Waterfront, Dune 7, Atlanta Cinema, and other attractions you added. Shop till you drop at Karakulia Weavers and Peter's Antiques. Step out of the city life by going to Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Swakopmund with an excursion to Zeila Shipwreck in Hentiesbaai--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stop by Kristall Galerie, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In December, Swakopmund is little chillier than Windhoek - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Zeila Shipwreck, Moon Landscape
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, then take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, then go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches. On your second day here, examine the collection at District Six Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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