28 days in Zimbabwe, Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

28 days in Zimbabwe, Cape Town & Namibia Itinerary

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Victoria Falls International Airport
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
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Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Maastricht

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls itinerary planning site.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Maastricht in February, with highs in Victoria Falls at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 10 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Stellenbosch--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town visit planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — Mar 2:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Off-Road Tours). The adventure continues: stop by Die Muschel, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 13:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.