10 Day Namibia Road Trip With a Pop-Up Tent

Ultimate 10 Day Camping Road Trip Itinerary in Namibia

10 Day Namibia Road Trip With a Pop-Up Tent

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Road Trip Highlights

Namibia

Car

10 days

5800 km

  • Discover the grandeur of Fish River Canyon, the second-largest canyon globally.
  • Immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
  • Encounter diverse wildlife in Etosha National Park.
  • Explore the coastal charm of Swakopmund.
  • Experience the ancient rock formations of Spitzkoppe.
  • Make a stop in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
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Author Bio

Henrike WielpützSouth Africa FlagSouth Africa

I'm Henni. Having lived in Africa for seven years made me fall in love with road trips. I celebrate solo adventures and curiosity. I am touched by people, stories, and the weird thing called life. The goal? To never grow weary of wonder! Say yes to being alive, join me, and think about your next bucket list destination.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI SUV

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TSI SUV

4 Seats | 5 Doors | 3 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic Transmission

Toyota Corolla Quest Automatic Transmission

4 Seats | 4 Doors | 3 Large Bags | 1 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Petrol
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic Transmission

Toyota Fortuner 4x2 Automatic Transmission

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 3 Large Bags | 5 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Petrol
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Start your trip in Johannesburg then drive to Upington. Enjoy the scenic drive through the South African countryside and take breaks at charming towns along the way. Set up camp and stay 1 night at Kalahari Monate Lodge. 786 Kalahari Monate Lodge
Day 2 Drive from Upington to Nakop Border Control, then to Hobas. Explore Fish River Canyon, including the lesser-known viewpoints. Stay 1 night at Hobas Campsite. 397 Hobas Campsite
Day 3-4 Drive from Hobas to Sesriem. Set up camp for 2 nights at Oshana Campsite. Climb the majestic Big Daddy Dune for awe-inspiring views of the desert. 551 Oshana Campsite
Day 5 Drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund. Enjoy the coastal town, visit the Tropic of Capricorn, and stop at Solitaire along the way. Stay 1 night at Swakopmund Backpackers. 348 Swakopmund Backpackers
Day 6 Drive from Swakopmund via Cape Cross to Spitzkoppe. Take in the unique landscape, ancient rock art, and explore the Rock Archway and surrounding area. Stay 1 night at Spitzkoppe Camping. 273 Spitzkoppe Camping
Day 7 Drive from Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park. Stay 1 night at Okaukuejo Camp. Explore the wildlife and waterholes in the park. 502 Okaukuejo Camp
Day 8 Drive from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. Stay 1 night at Urban Camp in Windhoek. Visit Joe's Beerhouse for a memorable dining experience. 501 Urban Camp
Day 9 Drive from Windhoek back to Nakop Border Control, then to Upington. Consider a stopover and stay at Alucarni Guest House along the way. One trip back can be too long for some. 970 Alucarni Guest House
Day 10 Drive from Upington back to Johannesburg. End of the road trip. 795 Johannesburg

Road Trip Video

Photo Gallery

1976 SA Car, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Ancient Rock Formation, Spitzkoppe | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Dunes, Sossusvlei in Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Fish River Canyon, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Road Trip Vehicle, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Rock Painting, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Wildlife Sighting, Etosha National Park | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
1976 SA Car, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Ancient Rock Formation, Spitzkoppe | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Dunes, Sossusvlei in Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Fish River Canyon, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Road Trip Vehicle, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Rock Painting, Namibia | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)
Wildlife Sighting, Etosha National Park | Photo Credits - Henrike Wielpütz (awildgirl)

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