60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 8 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Drive
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Stanford, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 7 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Fly to Maun Airport, Drive to Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 8 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Amsterdam

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Swakopmund, Namibia — 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Welwitschia Plains will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Walvis Bay Waterfront in Walvis Bay (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Dune 7, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for much hotter days in Swakopmund, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 8 — 16:

Cape Town, South Africa — 10 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Platteklip Gorge and Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Betty's Bay (Stony Point Penguin Colony & Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stanford.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 26:

Stanford, South Africa — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and then stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stanford road trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stanford in 2 hours. In April in Stanford, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa — 3 nights

Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Desolation and Mountain Zebra National Park. Change things up with a short trip to The Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Reinet House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St James the Great Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet road trip planning app.

Getting from Stanford to Graaff-Reinet by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Radical Raptors and Plett Puzzle Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park), Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Lagoon) and Pharoah Art Gallery (in Wilderness). The adventure continues: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Plettenberg Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to St Lucia.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

St Lucia, South Africa — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read St Lucia holiday maker.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to St Lucia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Kruger National Park, South Africa — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit to see Kruger National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St Lucia to Kruger National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:

Hoedspruit, South Africa — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Reptile Centre. There's still lots to do: get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South.

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Take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Hazyview, South Africa — 7 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.
Attractions like Safaris and Elephant Whispers make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery (in White River), Nelspruit (Montrose Falls, Sudwala Caves, &more) and Wonder View (in Graskop). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay May 20 — 27:

Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the next day, stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hazyview to Okavango Delta. While traveling from Hazyview, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Okavango Delta, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.
Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 8 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.
Family-friendly places like Safaris and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Prime Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 6:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

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.

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.