32 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

32 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
3
Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
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: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and visit Abseil Africa.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town travel route planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), Head underground at Cango Caves, then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then explore the galleries of Cape Palette Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, and finally take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

De Rust, Cape Palette Art Gallery
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Explore Hazyview's surroundings by going to Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hazyview visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to Hazyview takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris
Zipline

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Phalaborwa (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit road trip planning site.

Take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

5
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 31st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Foundation, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect Ngamiland East to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

5
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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