17 days in Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

17 days in Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia, South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly Walvis Bay to Victoria Falls:  3​h 30​min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: New Orleans, United States

2
nights
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 1st (Tue): take an exotic tour of Lion and Safari Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker .

New Orleans, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from New Orleans to Johannesburg. While traveling from New Orleans, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 61°F. You will leave for Cape Town on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lion and Safari Park
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3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Franschhoek Wine Tram in Franschhoek (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Cape Town, and shake up your sightseeing with Hike Table Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will leave for Walvis Bay on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Wine Tram
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty. Keep things going the next day: see Sandwich Harbour 4x4 and then take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Walvis Bay. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Walvis Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect nights in Walvis Bay to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toSesriem.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Swakopmund Jetty
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Sandwich Harbour 4x4 ©
Sandwich Harbour 4x4
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the next day, head outdoors with Deadvlei.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Walvis Bay to Sesriem in 10.5 hours. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Pool, and get outside with Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sesriem to Victoria Falls. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In January in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Devil's Pool
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Devil's Pool ©
Devil's Pool

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