11 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

11 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, play a few rounds at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, and then see the interesting displays at Satyagraha House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect nights in Johannesburg to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©
Lindfield Victorian House Museum
Satyagraha House ©
Satyagraha House

1
night
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 10th (Sat): hike along Bushmans Trail and then hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Siduli Hide. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, tee off at Elephant Hills Golf Club, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Platteklip Gorge and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. George's Cathedral and Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. The adventure continues: stroll through Strand Beach, explore and take pictures at Victoria Road (M6), and kick back and relax at St. James Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

Fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
Strand Beach ©
Strand Beach

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