22 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gansbaai, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly to Liberia, Shuttle to La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Capers Tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, and visit Bo-kaap.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary maker site.

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica to Cape Town is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gansbaai.
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Gansbaai, South Africa — 1 night

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gansbaai trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Siyafunda Conservation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit road trip website.

You can fly from Gansbaai to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Gansbaai in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hoedspruit: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.
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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.
Get outdoors at Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planning site.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.
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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.
Visiting Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Safaris will get you outdoors. Take a break from Hazyview with a short trip to Zipline in Graskop, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hazyview online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zambia — 1 night

Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. On the 19th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Explorer Club.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hazyview to Victoria Falls with the Route module. Traveling from Hazyview in August, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct and then Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, things will get a bit cooler in Johannesburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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.
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