36 days in Cape Town & Lusaka Itinerary

36 days in Cape Town & Lusaka Itinerary

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36 days in Cape Town & Lusaka Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 19 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Lusaka, Zambia
— 14 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

19
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Paarl (KWV Wine Emporium, Boland Cellar, &more), Cape Brewing Company (in Suider Paarl) and The Stellenbosch Village Museum (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stop by Abseil Africa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Paarl, Franschhoek, Robertson, Chapman's Peak Drive, The Stellenbosch Village Museum
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 21:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

14
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, stop by Jackal & Hide, and get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka route tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Lusaka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
Find places to stay Aug 21 — Sep 4:
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

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