56 days in Cape Town & Lusaka Itinerary

56 days in Cape Town & Lusaka Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 45 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 45 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dyer Island Cruises and Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (Eikehof, Dieu Donne Vineyards & Tasting Room, &more), African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai) and Hermanus (Lembu Gallery & Studio, Hermanus Cliff Path, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cape Town is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Lusaka.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lusaka, Zambia

— 9 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lusaka National Park and Zambia National Museum. Step out of Lusaka to go to Chilanga and see Munda Wanga Environmental Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Statue.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Lusaka by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

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