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

Mother City

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 Stony Point Penguin Colony and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Visiting Platteklip Gorge and Twelve Apostles will get you outdoors. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai), Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (in Stellenbosch) and Elgin Valley Honey (in Grabouw). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, don't miss a visit to Tuynhuys, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in August, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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 Siduli Hide. There's much more to do: stroll through The Big Tree, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Windhoek to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Three Roundavels. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit) and Safaris (in Phalaborwa). The adventure continues: trek along Bushmans Trail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park in 15 hours. When traveling from Victoria Falls in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. 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

Windy City

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 Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Pollock Beach, stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park, and look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Mother City

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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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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