12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Agulhas, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
— 1 day
Bus to Port Elizabeth, Fly to St Lucia
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly to Nelspruit, Taxi to Hoedspruit
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Polokwane International Airport, Fly to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 day
Drive to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stony Point Penguin Colony and South African Jewish Museum. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Cape Agulhas, South Africa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Agulhas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Reinet House, see the interesting displays at Urquhart House Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Graaff-Reinet travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Graaff-Reinet takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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St Lucia, South Africa

— 1 night
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village, then stroll through Emdoneni Cheetah project, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Vidal Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St Lucia online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Graaff-Reinet to St Lucia takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 2 nights
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): stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from St Lucia to Hoedspruit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 1 day
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Hoedspruit to Victoria Falls with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.