30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Bus:  6 h
6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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11
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.
Visit Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Bo-kaap and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Shark Diving in Gansbaai, approximately Gansbaai away. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Cape Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Get some cultural insight at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Swakopmund to go to Walvis Bay and see Off-Road Tours, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Swakopmund takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Big Daddy Dune and Dorob National Park. Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park to go to Gobabeb and see Gobabeb Desert Research Station, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park route builder app.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In November in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gobabeb
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoanib River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in November, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hoanib River
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Victoria Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Windhoek in November, Victoria Falls is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip builder app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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