27 days in Africa Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Walvis Bay Waterfront. Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay to see Flamingo lagoon about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, and stop by Karakulia Weavers.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at !Khwa ttu and La Motte Wine Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek) and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (in Stellenbosch). There's lots more to do: hike along Platteklip Gorge, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planning website.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Sanctuary Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to St Lucia.
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St Lucia, South Africa — 1 night

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Lucia trip planning tool.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to St Lucia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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 Safaris and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Step out of Kruger National Park to go to Nelspruit and see Kruger National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from St Lucia to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Godding & Godding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit journey builder.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. April in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 The Elephant Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Whispers and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sudwala Caves in Nelspruit (about 1h 5 min away). It doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Before you visit Hazyview, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hazyview are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 30th (Sun), stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hazyview to Ngamiland East. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hazyview in April: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Zipline. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
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.
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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.
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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.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · 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.
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