22 days in South Africa, Windhoek & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in South Africa, Windhoek & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chapman's Peak Drive and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Visiting Stony Point Penguin Colony and Jonkershoek Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Elgin Valley Honey (in Grabouw) and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai). There's much more to do: hike along Platteklip Gorge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles, and make a trip to Tuynhuys.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Miami, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miami in August, with highs in Cape Town at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Cape Town to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Safaris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: stroll through Siduli Hide, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Victoria Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Three Roundavels. Take a break from the city and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 16th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: trek along Bushmans Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park in 15 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Port Elizabeth.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa — 4 nights

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Visiting Shamwari Game Reserve and Safaris will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pollock Beach. Go for a jaunt from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay to see Paradise Beach about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds and look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth road trip planning app.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Port Elizabeth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Elizabeth, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, indulge your senses at Earthstompers Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Helderberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park and then explore the world behind art at Eyewitness - A Private Collection.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker site.

Fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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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