33 days in South Africa, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

33 days in South Africa, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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33 days in South Africa, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Drive + shuttle + Drive + Fly:  10​h
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  20​h 30​min
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Durban, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
George, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Hermanus, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Melbourne, Australia

5
days
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sir Lowry's Pass, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Table Mountain National Park, and other attractions. Long Street and Boschendal Manor & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Slangkop Point Lighthouse and Dorp Street are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, do a tasting at Steenberg Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Noordhoek Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cederberg.

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Boschendal Wine Estate, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Dorp Street
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Sir Lowry's Pass ©
Sir Lowry's Pass
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Constantia Valley ©
Constantia Valley

1
day
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pakhuis Pass and then stroll through Sevilla Rock Art Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cederberg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Cederberg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect nights in Cederberg to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luderitz.

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Clanwilliam
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Sevilla Rock Art Trail ©
Sevilla Rock Art Trail

1
day
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You've now added Namib Offroad Excursions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, get outside with Namib Offroad Excursions, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cederberg to Luderitz takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cederberg to Luderitz is minus 1 hour. July in Luderitz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

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Namib Offroad Excursions ©
Namib Offroad Excursions
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

2
days
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dune 45 Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Deadvlei, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and then get outside with Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei and then get outside with Deadvlei.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park vacation planner.

Drive from Luderitz to Namib-Naukluft Park in 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

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Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

2
days
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Etosha National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park takes 10 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Windhoek.
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

1
day
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Park and then contemplate the long history of Katutura Township.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria Falls.

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Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Zoo Park ©
Zoo Park

3
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris, Spas & Wellness, Zipline, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire all the interesting features of Crocodile Ranch, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Victoria Falls takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Windhoek to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

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Safaris
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site and then stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park in 14.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Victoria Falls in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

2
days
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maloti Drakensberg Park as well as Sani Pass. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthews Church. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Sani Pass, then look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, and then explore the striking landscape of Maloti Drakensberg Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toDurban.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maloti Drakensberg Park, St Matthews Church, Sani Pass, Chocolate Heaven
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Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Chocolate Heaven ©
Chocolate Heaven

1
day
Durban, South Africa

Durban ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, uShaka Marine World and Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): cool off at uShaka Marine World.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Durban itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Durban. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to George.

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Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
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Greater St Lucia Wetland Park ©
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding ©

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George, South Africa

George
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the George tour planner.

You can fly from Durban to George in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in July: high temperatures in George hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll set off for Plettenberg Bay on the 31st (Tue).

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1
day
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Plettenberg Beach, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then stroll through Birds of Eden.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from George in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

1
day
Hermanus, South Africa

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 2nd (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August since evenings lows in Hermanus dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
days
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Table Mountain Hiker, Camp's Bay Beach and Chapman's Peak Drive. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and District Six Museum. Castle of Good Hope and Maclear's Beacon will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Cape Town: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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