16 days in Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Kruger National Park Itinerary

16 days in Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Kruger National Park Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Chapman's Peak Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein) and Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Cape of Good Hope, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Spend the 2nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Wonder View. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela) and Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre). Spend the 6th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Three Roundavels, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Wonder View
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels

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