12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Agulhas, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
— 1 day
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
6
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Stony Point Penguin Colony and South African Jewish Museum. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

1
night
Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Cape Agulhas
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get great views at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Agulhas route planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In September in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

1
day
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at The Reinet House, then examine the collection at Urquhart House Museum, then stroll through Valley of Desolation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet trip planning website .

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Graaff-Reinet in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House
St James the Great Anglican Church ©

1
night
St Lucia, South Africa

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emdoneni Cheetah project, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Vidal Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St Lucia day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Graaff-Reinet to St Lucia in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Emdoneni Cheetah project
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Safaris
Cape Vidal Lighthouse ©
Cape Vidal Lighthouse
Veyane Cultural Village ©
Veyane Cultural Village

2
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then stop by Ukuthula Designs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St Lucia to Hoedspruit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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1
day
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village.

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You can drive from Hoedspruit to Victoria Falls in 13.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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