25 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

25 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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25 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Karratha, Australia
Fly:  25 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Dullstroom, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Lydenburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Graskop, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Franschhoek, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
13
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
14
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Perth, Australia

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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 12th (Sun): ride a horse along Horseback Africa. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bag Factory Artist Studios.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

Karratha, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Karratha to Johannesburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Nelspruit on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Africa
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa

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hours
Dullstroom, South Africa

Dullstroom ©
Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by The Rock Shop and then tee off at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dullstroom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Dullstroom takes 3 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dullstroom, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lydenburg.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Golf Outdoors Shopping
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Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate ©
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop

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hours
Lydenburg, South Africa

Lydenburg
Lydenburg is a town in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lydenburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dullstroom to Lydenburg takes an hour. Traveling from Dullstroom in July, expect Lydenburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You will leave for Hoedspruit on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Lydenburg

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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1
night
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Hoedspruit online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Lydenburg to Hoedspruit takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Graskop.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping
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Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

1
night
Graskop, South Africa

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): cruise along Panorama Route, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, and then look for gifts at Delgoa Arts & Crafts.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Graskop online journey planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Graskop in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Graskop, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Graskop

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Wonder View ©
Wonder View
Delgoa Arts & Crafts ©
Delgoa Arts & Crafts

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nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve.

You can plan Kruger National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

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nights
Durban, South Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, then kick back and relax at Golden Mile, and finally look for gifts at Awesome Africa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Durban using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Durban in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Awesome Africa
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Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

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night
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in July, things will get a bit cooler in Port Elizabeth: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for Knysna on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Knysna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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night
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn online route planner.

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Knysna in July since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

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hours
Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): cruise along Franschhoek Pass and then see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Franschhoek trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Franschhoek can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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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: get great views at Cape Point, visit Abseil Africa, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Franschhoek to Cape Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Helicopter Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, Johannesburg is a bit cooler than Victoria Falls - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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