30 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

30 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Dolphin Trail, trek along Otter Trail, head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, and snap pictures at Storms River bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park holiday website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meiringspoort (in De Rust), Calitzdorp (Peter Bayly Wines & Rooiberg Pass) and Cape Palette Art Gallery (in George). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in September, plan for little chillier nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

De Rust, Calitzdorp, Cape Palette Art Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort

3
nights
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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, get to know the resident critters at Hippo Jessica, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

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Getting from Oudtshoorn to Hoedspruit by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oudtshoorn in September; daily highs in Hoedspruit reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

4
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 3rd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and hike along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, head outdoors with Greenstone Mall, and try to win big at Montecasino.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Bedfordview, Greenstone Mall, Voortrekker Monument, Montecasino
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

6
nights
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 39°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Zipline

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