21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
9
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
10
Nata, Botswana
— 1 day
Drive
11
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and get great views at Cape Point.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Cederberg, South Africa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cederberg Private Cellar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Stadsaal Caves.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cederberg tour builder app.

Drive from Cape Town to Cederberg in 3 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cederberg: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. You'll set off for Sesriem on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Cederberg

Parks · Nature · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Sesriem, Namibia

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem tour planning site.

Drive from Cederberg to Sesriem in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 1 night
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Damaraland holiday planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 15.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Kristall Galerie, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip builder.

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 6.5 hours. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 day
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek with the Route module. In October in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Ghanzi, Botswana

— 1 night
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the galleries of Kuru Art Project.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghanzi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Ghanzi by car takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 1 night
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta day trip planner.

Getting from Ghanzi to Okavango Delta by car takes about 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nata.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Nata, Botswana

— 1 day
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nata itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Okavango Delta to Nata in 8 hours. When traveling from Okavango Delta in October, plan for little chillier days in Nata, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Livingstone, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Livingstone Museum, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Nata to Livingstone takes 5 hours. In October in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10: