29 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

29 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 9 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa — 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Groot Constantia and Auwal Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Chapman's Peak Drive and Helderberg Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof, Franschhoek Motor Museum, &more), Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum & Dorp Street) and Suider Paarl (Fairview Wine and Cheese & Laborie). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach, explore the activities along Noordhoek Beach, and kick back and relax at Strand Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 7 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Umhlanga Main Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Golden Mile and Scottburgh Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Ballito (Willard Beach & Thompson's Bay Beach), Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat) and Pennington Beach (in Pennington). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Karkloof Canopy Tour, stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park, relax and rejuvenate at Spa at The View, and take in the exciting artwork at Andrew Early Design Studio.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Durban by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and The Big Tree. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Durban to Victoria Falls takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 9 nights

City of Light

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Nelson Mandela Foundation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Teestube, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, &more), Krugersdorp (Boer War Blockhouse & 7th Heaven Scuba) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, see human ingenuity at work at Hartbeesport Dam Wall, and immerse yourself in nature at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Horse Trails.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can 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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