15 days in Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

15 days in Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get some fabulous bargains at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, try your luck at Emperors Palace, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Johannesburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Johannesburg hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums
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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.
When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. Spend the 19th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, and hike along Bushmans Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. January in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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