57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa visit planner

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Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Brits
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Brits, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Durban, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to London Heathrow

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Brits, South Africa

— 1 night
Brits is a large town situated in a fertile, citrus, vegetable and grain-producing area that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, then stroll through Ukutula Conservation Center, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brits travel route planning tool.

London, UK to Brits is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Brits. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brits when traveling from London in June, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Brits

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Loftus Park, Union Buildings, &more), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (Sterkfontein Cave & The Cradle of Humankind). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brits to Johannesburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brits in June, Johannesburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Qualito Craft Distillery about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Hoedspruit is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 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 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 21st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, admire the engineering at Klaserie Dam, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Hazyview, South Africa

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (Emnotweni Casino, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hazyview trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. In June in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Durban, South Africa

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Ballito (Spas & Holla Trails), Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger) and Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass (in Mid Illovo). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durban holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Durban. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: George (Redberry Farm, Cape Palette Art Gallery, &more) and De Rust (Meiringspoort & Meiringspoort Waterfall). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durban in July: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 3 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more), Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 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, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Town, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 3 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Namib-Naukluft Park is known for nature, parks, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert, explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes, and stroll through Deadvlei.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder site.

Fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Damaraland: Ugab River (in Khorixas) and Messum Crater (in Uis).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland takes 4 hours. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in July, plan for much hotter days in Damaraland, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 5 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Explore Ngamiland East's surroundings by going to Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 22nd (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Specialists and look for gifts at Motsana Maun.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damaraland to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Damaraland to Ngamiland East, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Damaraland in July, with highs in Ngamiland East at 30°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
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: stroll through Savute Reserve, surround yourself with nature on Livingstone Trails, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.