30 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

30 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Tsitsikamma National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa — 3 nights

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Dolphin Trail, trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Bitou Art Gallery, and take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa — 3 nights

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: Meiringspoort (in De Rust), Cape Palette Art Gallery (in George) and Calitzdorp (Peter Bayly Wines & Rooiberg Pass). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in September, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Hoedspruit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in September, expect Hoedspruit to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get your game on at Blue Ocean VR, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

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You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.
Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 6 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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 39°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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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.