21 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

21 days in South Africa & Namibia Itinerary

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1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
3
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
4
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
5
Upington, South Africa
— 1 day
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
7
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
8
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
9
Katima Mulilo, Namibia
— 1 night
10
Rundu, Namibia
— 1 night
11
Kamanjab, Namibia
— 1 night
12
Ondangwa, Namibia
— 1 night
13
Epupa, Namibia
— 2 nights

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg route maker site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. September in Johannesburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

3
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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

2
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip builder website.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

1
night
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 7th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In October, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler than Hoedspruit - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

1
day
Upington, South Africa

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum and then learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Upington online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Upington takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oudtshoorn in October: highs in Upington hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Upington

Museums Wineries
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Kalahari-Oranje Museum ©
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

4
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Upington to Cape Town. Traveling from Upington in October, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Die Muschel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
On the 14th (Mon), stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and then stroll through Deadvlei.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Swakopmund in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Windhoek: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Katima Mulilo ©
Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Impalila Island.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Katima Mulilo itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Katima Mulilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rundu.

Things to do in Katima Mulilo

Parks Nature
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Impalila Island ©
Impalila Island

1
night
Rundu, Namibia

Rundu ©
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then learn more about the world around you at Mbunza Living Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rundu journey maker app.

You can fly from Katima Mulilo to Rundu in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kamanjab.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums Shopping
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Mbunza Living Museum ©
Mbunza Living Museum

1
night
Kamanjab, Namibia

Kamanjab ©
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, make a trip to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, and then steep yourself in history at Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamanjab itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rundu to Kamanjab in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ondangwa.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie ©
Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie
Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village ©
Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village

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night
Ondangwa, Namibia

Ondangwa ©
Ondangwa, is a town of 23,000 inhabitants in the Oshana Region of northern Namibia, bordering Oshikoto Region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Nakambale museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ondangwa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kamanjab to Ondangwa takes 4.5 hours. In October in Ondangwa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Epupa.

Things to do in Ondangwa

Historic Sites
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Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

2
nights
Epupa, Namibia

Epupa ©
On the 19th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Epupa trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ondangwa to Epupa takes 6 hours. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Epupa

Parks Nature
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

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