22 days in Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 11 nights

Mother City

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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Bilbao, Spain to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bilbao in July, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 3 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Photography Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and look for gifts at Die Muschel.

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You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In July in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In July in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.