22 days in Entebbe, Kitgum & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

22 days in Entebbe, Kitgum & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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Entebbe, Uganda
— 4 nights
Drive to Kampala, Bus to Kitgum
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Kitgum, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ladysmith, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Howick, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durban, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Linton

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Entebbe, Uganda

— 4 nights
Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
Step out of Entebbe to go to Ssese Islands and see Buggala Island, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Lake Victoria, and stop by Kampala Fair (in Entebbe).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Entebbe travel planning tool.

Linton, UK to Entebbe is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Entebbe is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Linton in September: high temperatures in Entebbe hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kitgum.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Kitgum, Uganda

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kidepo Valley National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kitgum travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Entebbe to Kitgum by combination of car and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Ladysmith.

Things to do in Kitgum

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Ladysmith, South Africa

— 2 nights
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Talana Museum and then see the interesting displays at Ladysmith Siege Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, and then take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ladysmith trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kitgum to Ladysmith takes 66 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kitgum to Ladysmith is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Sani Pass and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park route planner.

Explore your travel options from Ladysmith to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Howick.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Howick, South Africa

— 2 nights
Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.
On the 3rd (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Karkloof Canopy Tour and then stroll around Bushwillow Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly Country Village and then examine the collection at Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Howick online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Howick. October in Howick sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in Howick

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Durban, South Africa

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Step out of Durban to go to Ballito and see Spas, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, try to win big at Suncoast Casino, and see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban journey maker.

Traveling by car from Howick to Durban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Howick in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durban, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

St Lucia, South Africa

— 4 nights
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through iSimangaliso Wetland Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bhangazi Horse Safaris.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St Lucia vacation website.

Drive from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Water Parks · Nature & Parks · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.