28 days in South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Itinerary

28 days in South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Itinerary

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Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  26 h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Durban, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Winnipeg, Canada

6
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, visit Abseil Africa, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip site.

Winnipeg, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in July, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Shark Diving and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Durban to Amanzimtoti to see KartingKZN Galleria about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, stroll through Umhlanga Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durban trip maker.

Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in July, with highs in Durban at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga Beach, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, KartingKZN Galleria
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

6
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Spend the 1st (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel route tool.

You can fly from Durban to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Durban in July, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try to win big at Montecasino, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Sandton
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in August; daily highs in Ngamiland East reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, examine the collection at Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone online trip maker.

Take a bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in August: highs in Livingstone hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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