21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sun City, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tshabong, Botswana
— 1 day
Drive
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Rundu, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Amsterdam

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Johannesburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 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 · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Sun City, South Africa

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at The Maze of the Lost City and then cool off at Valley of Waves.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sun City online travel planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Tshabong, Botswana

— 1 day
On the 14th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kalahari Desert.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tshabong itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Sun City to Tshabong in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keetmanshoop.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia

— 1 day
Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the engineering at Naute Dam Viewpoint and then stroll through Garas Park Camp.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Keetmanshoop trip planner.

Drive from Tshabong to Keetmanshoop in 7 hours. Traveling from Tshabong to Keetmanshoop, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Keetmanshoop

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To find out how to plan a trip to Swakopmund, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Keetmanshoop to Swakopmund takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
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 and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rundu.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Rundu, Namibia

— 1 day
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), look for gifts at FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then get a new perspective on nature at Mbunza Living Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rundu online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Rundu. In July, daytime highs in Rundu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rundu to Victoria Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rundu to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. 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) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Kgalagadi District travel guide

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Deserts
Kgalagadi is a district in southwest Botswana, lying along the country's border with Namibia and South Africa. The administrative center is Tsabong. The district of Kgalagadi covers a large part of the Kalahari Desert. It has a total area of 105,200 km² and has a population of 42,000 (2001). More than one-third of the district is covered by the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which extends into South Africa, and which is a major tourist attraction.As of 2011, the total population of the district was 50,492 (compared to 42,049 in 2001). The growth rate of population during the decade was 1.85. Kgalagadi's population represents 2.49 per cent of the total population of Botswana. The majority of employees (in 2011 there were 10,530 people in work) were working within the transport & communication and public administration sectors. The district is administered by a district administration and district council.GeographyKgalagadi borders Omaheke Region, Namibia in northwest, Hardap Region, Namibia in southwest, Northern Cape Province, South Africa in south, North West Province, South Africa in southeast and omestically, it borders Ghanzi District in the north, Kweneng District in northeast, Southern District in the east. Kgalagadi means "land of the thirst". The largest settlement in the district is Tsabong, which had a population of 8939 in 2011 census while Hukuntsi and Kang had 4654 and 5985, respectively. The following is the list of villages noted separately in 2011 census in each census region.

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