20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
Fly to Johannesburg, Shuttle to Manzini
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei (about 5h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, get a new perspective on nature at Geological Survey Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Windhoek takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. June in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maseru.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks
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Maseru, Lesotho

— 1 night
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and then steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maseru vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Maseru takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Maseru, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manzini.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 2 nights
Swaziland's largest town, Manzini bustles with financial and industrial activity, its inner center dominated by malls and offices.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Malolotja Nature Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Malolotja Nature Reserve, try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, and then grab your bike and head to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mantenga Nature Reserve, then explore the galleries of Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery Eswatini, then contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Manzini Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manzini trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Maseru to Manzini in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. When traveling from Maseru in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Manzini, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Manzini

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see National Library of South Africa in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Manzini to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Manzini, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

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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.

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.

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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.