15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

2
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, then explore and take pictures at Mbombela Stadium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Museums
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Victoria Falls takes 15 hours. Traveling from Nelspruit in September, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech online journey planner .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Marrakech by flight takes about 21.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. September in Marrakech sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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