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 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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.
You've now added Lion and Safari Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lion and Safari Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour itinerary tool .

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. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. You will leave for Cape Town on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lion and Safari Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Franschhoek Wine Tram, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You'll set off for Walvis Bay on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Wine Tram
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walvis Bay Waterfront, Swakopmund Jetty and Sandwich Harbour 4x4. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty. On your second day here, see Sandwich Harbour 4x4 and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Walvis Bay with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Walvis Bay is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Walvis Bay, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Swakopmund Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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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. Deadvlei has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, get outside with Deadvlei.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem journey website .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Sesriem takes 9 hours. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Pool, Shearwater Victoria Falls - Helicopter Flights and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sesriem to Victoria Falls. The time zone changes from Western African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Devil's Pool
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Devil's Pool ©
Devil's Pool

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