18 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

18 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Let the collections at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Klein Constantia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Durham, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durham to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in February, things will get much hotter in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

2
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On your second day here, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, then delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and then stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park route builder site.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at South African National Museum of Military History and SAB World of Beer. Get a sense of the local culture at Lindfield Victorian House Museum and Hector Pieterson Museum. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Union Buildings in Pretoria, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, visit Maboneng Precinct, and explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in March, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Union Buildings
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Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©
Lindfield Victorian House Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in March since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Walking tours
Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gandhi Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in March, things will get slightly colder in Johannesburg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bo-kaap and Iziko South African National Gallery. You'll explore and learn at First South African Perfume Museum and Franschhoek Motor Museum. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Boschendal Wine Estate in Groot Drakenstein, approximately Groot Drakenstein away. See even more of Cape Town: enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, explore the world behind art at Iziko Rust en Vreugd, stroll through Camp's Bay Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Maclear's Beacon ©
Maclear's Beacon

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