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!
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.
Distance 2,386 km
Driving time 34.9 h
Your journey starts at the Windhoek Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.
Distance 321 km
Driving time 5.6 h
- Namib-Naukluft N.P.
Distance 343 km
Driving time 3.9 h
Distance 559 km
Driving time 9.5 h
Distance 496 km
Driving time 8.6 h
- Lambert's Bay
Distance 400 km
Driving time 4.0 h
Distance 133 km
Driving time 1.8 h
- Cape Town
Distance 134 km
Driving time 1.5 h
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.
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