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Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip

Windhoek - Swakopmund - Sesriem - Seeheim - Springbok - Lambert's Bay - Langebaan - Cape Town

Expect on your Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Historical sites Historical sites
ACTIVATE MAP Stages7 km2,386 h/stage5.0

Best months to drive Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 540EUR drive & more 263EUR sleep & more 528EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,223EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,763EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 810EUR drive & more 363EUR sleep & more 1,056EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,995EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,805EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,440EUR drive & more 450EUR sleep & more 1,848EUR eat & more 864EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,162EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,602EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,700EUR drive & more 538EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,300EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,000EUR
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Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip Itinerary

Avid road trips enthusiasts can expect a wide spectrum of fascinating things to see while on Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip. This road trip is an answer to the needs of tourist. If you choose this road trip, you will enjoy passing through such places as Windhoek, Sesriem, and Seeheim. The road plan presented in this article was designed for 12 days of travel, but travellers can surely complete it in 8. Of course, if you are charmed with the picturesqueness of what Namibia holds in store, you can always extend your road trip. The average time that you will spend behind the wheel daily is 5.0 hours, and travellers have about 2,386km to travel. So, sit comfortably behind the wheel, and let’s begin the journey!
number of days 12 number of days
route length 2,386 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
Nature fans will be surely interested in the breathtaking nature that can be contemplated on Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit plenty of interesting venues. You should not expect top-notch comfort from the accommodation on the way, yet it is still good value for money. Even though the region is known for lower security, staying careful while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. While in Namibia, you should be mindful that the road conditions are characterised by a fair number of accidents and that you should move on the left. The period between August and April are the recommended months for the adventure.

START Windhoek

Distance 2,386 km Driving time 34.9 h Pace: fast Airports WDH
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Your journey starts at the Windhoek Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Windhoek - Swakopmund

Distance 321 km Driving time 5.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Swakopmund - Namib-Naukluft N.P. - Sesriem

Distance 343 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site attractive landscape accommodation options
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3 Sesriem - Seeheim

Distance 559 km Driving time 9.5 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Seeheim - Springbok

Distance 496 km Driving time 8.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
junction of road trips border crossing
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5 Springbok - Lambert's Bay

Distance 400 km Driving time 4.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Lambert's Bay - Langebaan

Distance 133 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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7 Langebaan - Cape Town

Distance 134 km Driving time 1.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip Summary

Feeling inspired? You’ve got the option of transforming our itinerary idea into a real life experience.
The tour we’ve suggested can be used as a base that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse tourist attractions.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a list of things to keep in mind to ensure safety. These tips will surely become useful for tourists who opt for renting a vehicle or hiring a camper.
It is important to obey the local traffic regulations when on a road trip around Namibia. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price while moving in a vehicle around Namibia. Tourists ought to remember that the allowed blood alcohol level is low and is only 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum permissible speed, which is 60km/h, when travelling around the urban areas may result in speeding offence. In non-build-up areas, holidaymakers can travel at the maximum permissible speed of 120km/h. Bear in mind that the permissible speed is 120km/h on motorways in Namibia. In order to stay safe, it is best to equip your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and drive with your headlights on during the day.
How about the costs of the trip? Well, depending on the needs of the tourists, the money that you have to spend will vary. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 2,386km across Namibia may cost approximately 263 EUR. You will have to spend about 528 EUR on economy accommodation options. When it comes to the travel expenses connected with food and restaurants in this offer, the average costs are 432 EUR. If your aim is also the cheapest car rental offer, you will pay around 540 EUR. Thus, going for car rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from more or less 1,223 EUR to approximately 1,763 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 263 EUR to cover the planned mileage of the adventure. Cost amounting to 1,056 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are searching for standard accommodation. The slightly increased standard in comparison to the budget option entails expenditures amounting to about 576 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire car should expect a cost of about 810 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 2,805 EUR for travellers who would like to try car hire and 1,995 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Travellers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 4,602 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 1,995 EUR for those who do not need a hire car. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium hire vehicle can expect a cost of around 1,440 EUR. When it comes to the premium configuration of the road trip, the fuel cost will be up to approximately 450 EUR. Travellers should expect to pay more or less 1,848 EUR for hotels and 864 EUR for restaurants and food if they opt for the highest standard of services.
Our tour is also an excellent opportunity for all camper fans. If you are considering this transport option, you should expect the costs of around 2,700 EUR. You will spend about 538 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the trip. Drivers who choose camper hire should expect to pay roughly 330 EUR for accommodation and more or less 432 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above details in an easy to follow manner.
The part of Namibia showed in our adventure idea is perfect to be visited between August and April. If Windhoek to Cape Town Road Trip has sparked your creativity, you should see other beautiful road trips that we offer on our website. Hopefully, the great variety of road trips will surely cater to the needs of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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