17 days in Zimbabwe & South Africa Itinerary

17 days in Zimbabwe & South Africa Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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 31st (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Tami Walker Gallery, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online day trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Victoria Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Victoria Falls. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Mother City

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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, make a trip to Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium), and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning site.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape Town, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 3 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 9th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

City of Light

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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then try to win big at Montecasino, and then look for gifts at Jack Friedman Sandton City. Here are some ideas for day two: laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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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.
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