35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Lanseria, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Victoria Falls International Airport
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
Fly
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Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Magaliesburg
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel website.

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Brisbane in August, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Lanseria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Lanseria, South Africa

— 1 night
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Lesedi Cultural Village.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lanseria trip maker app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Lanseria by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Lanseria are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lanseria

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanseria to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Lanseria in August, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 11°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

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: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn driving holiday app.

You can drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Jah Drums.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Addo Elephant National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Addo Elephant National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Addo Elephant National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Maseru, Lesotho

— 1 night
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino, steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, then admire the engineering at Katse Dam, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maseru online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Maseru in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Maseru are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Durban, South Africa

— 3 nights

Surf City

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.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, stop by Awesome Africa, see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban route builder tool.

Fly from Maseru to Durban in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maseru in September, with highs in Durban at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 1 night
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Mlawula Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Hlane Royal National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Simunye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durban to Simunye takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Durban in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Simunye: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Simunye

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & The Elephant Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, indulge your taste buds at Bagdad Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and try your luck at Emnotweni Casino.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planner.

Drive from Simunye to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Traveling from Simunye in September, expect nights in Nelspruit to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights
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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and take in panoramic vistas at God's Window.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Getting from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. September in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
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 14th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Magaliesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Magaliesburg, South Africa

— 2 nights
A getaway for residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Magaliesburg sits at the heart of a region known for its mountains, rivers, and valleys.
When in Magaliesburg, make a side trip to see Ukutula Conservation Center in Brits, approximately Brits away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave, stroll through Sable Ranch Hiking Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Saddle Creek Ranch Farm, and contemplate the waterfront views at Magalies Sleepy River.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Magaliesburg vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to Magaliesburg. In September, daytime highs in Magaliesburg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Magaliesburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.