15 days in Zimbabwe & South Africa Itinerary

15 days in Zimbabwe & South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in Zimbabwe & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nyanga, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls road trip website .

Mumbai, India to Victoria Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Victoria Falls is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
night
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, then stop by Simpli Simbi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Harare trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Harare when traveling from Victoria Falls in March, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain
Tamba Tamba ©
Tamba Tamba
Simpli Simbi ©
Simpli Simbi

1
night
Nyanga, Zimbabwe

Nyanga ©
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani and then don't miss a visit to World's View.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nyanga tour site .

Traveling by car from Harare to Nyanga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nyanga

Parks Nature
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Mount Nyangani ©
Mount Nyangani
World's View ©
World's View

2
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park planning site .

Traveling by car from Nyanga to Kruger National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Nyanga, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and then explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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