21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sun City, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Tshabong, Botswana
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
4
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Rundu, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 45​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, and try your luck at Emperors Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

2
nights
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilanesberg National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at The Maze of the Lost City and then make a splash at Valley of Waves.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sun City trip planning tool .

Drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Sun City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves

1
day
Tshabong, Botswana

Tshabong ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tshabong trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sun City to Tshabong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks Nature
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

1
day
Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Keetmanshoop ©
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Naute Dam and then stroll around Garas Park Rest Camp.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Keetmanshoop holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Keetmanshoop takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Keetmanshoop can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks
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Garas Park Rest Camp ©
Garas Park Rest Camp
Naute Dam ©
Naute Dam

2
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Keetmanshoop to Swakopmund takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
On the 19th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park journey site .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive Parks Nature
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online itinerary maker .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rundu.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan
Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

1
day
Rundu, Namibia

Rundu ©
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. On the 22nd (Mon), stop by FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then learn more about the world around you at Mbunza Living Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rundu online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Rundu takes 9.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rundu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums Shopping
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Mbunza Living Museum ©
Mbunza Living Museum

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. 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 in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rundu to Victoria Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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