12 days in Malawi, Mpumalanga & Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Malawi, Mpumalanga & Namibia Itinerary

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1
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
2
Hazyview, South Africa
— 4 nights
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll through Nature Sanctuary, stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, and finally stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lilongwe trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

4
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Wonder View. Visiting South African National Parks and Panorama Route will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Graskop (Delgoa Arts & Crafts & Graskop Gorge Lift Company). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hazyview trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lilongwe to Hazyview with the Route module. September in Hazyview sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Graskop, South African National Parks
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Safaris
Wonder View ©
Wonder View
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and then stroll through Deadvlei.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek travel app.

Explore your travel options from Hazyview to Windhoek with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Hazyview to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hazyview in September: highs in Windhoek hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Long Beach Leisure Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park, thensee the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get little chillier in Swakopmund: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Long Beach Leisure Park
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church

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