Namibia's South

Self - drive – Itinerary

Day 1:

Windhoek. Depart from Windhoek in southern direction to Mariental. The Intu Africa Zebra Lodge is located at the border of the Kalahari Desert. Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Intu Africa Zebra Lodge.


Day 2:

Kalahari. After breakfast your journey continues southwards. Visit the Quivertree forest just before you reach Keetmanshoop and drive on to the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the sightseeing points along the canyon, which is the third largest in the world. Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the Canon Lodge.


Day 3:

Fish River Canyon. The whole day is at leisure to enjoy the scenery, go for walks or join a nature drive (optional – at extra cost). Learn about the vegetation in this arid area and overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the Canon Lodge.


Day 4:

Fish River Canyon. Carry on to the West and stop en-route in the Namib Desert to see the Namib Feral Horses at one of their waterholes. These are reputedly the wild horses of the Namib. When you arrive at Lüderitz, you might still feel the nostalgic atmosphere. However, tourism is giving this former bustling town a new rise. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Nest Hotel.


Day 5:

Lüderitz. You have the whole day to explore the various bays around Lüderitz. A visit to the Felsenkirche, which is standing on top the hill above the city is also recommended. If you wish to do an excursion to Bogenfels, please note, that this excursion leads into the diamond area and needs a permit (min 6 weeks). Lüderitz is also well known for its lobster – enjoy your dinner (optional – at extra cost)! Overnight on a bed and
breakfast basis at the Nest Hotel.


Day 6:

Lüderitz. Depart inland. Just after Lüderitz you will find the ‘Ghosttown’ Kolmanskop. Participate in a tour, which will transfer you into gone-bye times. Drive through the Namib Desert to Helmeringhausen and stay tonight at a typical Namibian sheep farm. Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Dabis Guest Farm.


Day 7:

Helmeringhausen. Continue along the NamibRand Park to the beautifully set Namib Naukluft Lodge. Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Namib Naukluft Lodge.


Day 8:

Namib Naukluft Lodge. An early morning rise will be rewarded by the sight of the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei on your excursion. Make the effort and climb one of the dunes and you may be overwhelmed by the sight of the dynamic and living desert. A full breakfast will be served at Sossusvlei. Visit the Sesriem Canyon before returning to the Lodge for your lunch. (You may do this excursion on your own or as a guided tour in a 4x4 vehicle – not included in price). During the late afternoon a sundowner-drive to the natural marble mountains on the 25,000 ha private nature reserve is offered (optional – not included). Overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast at Namib Naukluft Lodge.


Day 9:

Namib Naukluft Lodge. Return to Windhoek via the steep Spreetshoogte Pass or the Remhoogte Pass. Driving time to Windhoek is approximately 3 hours.

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