Some of you have asked for the route along the Skeleton Coast Road C34.
The road is quite desolate and by taking this route you will miss the White Lady of Brandberg
Bushman rock art. There is an informative page about the
on our Namibia-1on1 site. There are
Park Entry Fees Payable should you take this route.
The good news about this route is that when you exit the park at the northern gate at Sprigbokwasser, you are in the mountainous region of Damaraland, which is one of
the most remote, rugged and impressively picturesque areas of Namibia. By
driving the C39 east the tour then guides you to the attractions in the
Twyfelfontein / Khorixas areas and then on to Etosha entering the park near to
the Okaukuejo Resort.
Etosha top Twyfelfontein to Skeleton Coast Road to Swakpmund
14 to 16 day
Should you want to visit all of the attraction points on this route we
consider a 14 day tour to be the minimum practical time frame, but extra days
can be added to suite your personal schedule. The route makes use of tarred and
gravel roads in a ratio of about 40 / 60. There is a
lot to do and see and you should estimate about 2000 km driving. The distances
indicated in the side table do not include around town and detour driving.
Day 01 is counted as the day you arrive Windhoek Airport and...
Day 14 is counted as the day you depart Windhoek Airport.
If adding extra days:
1 day we recommend you extend your stay at the Etosha
2 day we recommend you extend your stay at Twyfelfontein
Day 1: Arrive Windhoek Airport. Collect vehicle, drive to
accommodation and book in. You have the options of self guiding in
Windhoek or taking a half-day guided tour. Some tourists prefer to leave their
Windhoek site-seeing until the end of their tour when they return to Windhoek.
Day 2: Drive to (+- 92km / 1,5hr) Okahandja with a relaxing
stay-over and overnight Gross Barmen Resort
Day 3: Drive to (+- 210km / 2,5hr) Waterberg Plateau Resort,
Day 4: Visit Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch. Drive to Otavi - Grootfontein and visit the Hoba Meteorite
(optional - Gaub Cave). Driving distances (+-380km 8hr including site-seeing time) overnight Tsumeb
Day 5: Visit Tsumeb Museum, Lake Otjikoto arriving in Etosha,
Driving distances (+- 140km 4hr including site-seeing time) overnight Namutoni.
Day 6: In Etosha overnight Okaukuejo for night time game
viewing at waterhole.
Day 7: Depart Etosha mid-morning. Drive to (+-220km 3hr) and
Day 8: Drive to Petrified Forest, Twyfelfontein area, (+- 180km /
6hr including site-seeing) organ pipes, burnt mountain. overnight
Day 9: Early Visit of Twyfelfontein area. Depart mid-morning,
Drive C39 into Skeleton Coast Park. Drive C34 to Cape Cross (+- 370km / 6hr)
overnight Cape Cross (or Henties Bay)
Day 11: Depart Cape Cross, Henties Bay Swakopmund afternoon. (+-110km / 2hr) overnight
Day 11: Dolphin Cruise morning tour, Walvis Bay Wetlands , overnight Swakopmund
Day 12: Living Desert morning tour, afternoon Museum, Aquarium,
and town, overnight Swakopmund
Day 13: Moon Landscape and Welwitschia Drive morning tour,
afternoon Crystal Gallery etc. overnight Swakopmund
Day 14: Morning drive to Windhoek and airport (+- 403km / 5hr).
Tour Routes Intro
We will soon be adding the tour routes to Palmwag / Sesfontein
/Opuwo / Epupa etc.
Gravel Road Driving: Some tourists prefer to rent sedan cars, but for long distance driving on gravel roads you should
consider the usability of the more robust 2x4 pick-up trucks and 4x4 pick-up
trucks having their load boxes fitted with canopies. For added security of your
luggage etc. it is preferable that the canopy be of the enclosed steel or
aluminium type with no windows. We recommend you carry emergency supplies of:
extra fuel. in Jerry-Cans, a minimum of 15lt of drinking water, food supplies,
an emergency medical kit.