26 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

26 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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26 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  1​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Prince Albert, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Knysna, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shearwater Victoria Falls - Bungee, Bridge Tours and Activities as well as The Zambezi Royal Luxury River Cruises. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Helicopter Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel itinerary creator.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Victoria Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Helicopter Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Constitution Hill, Voortrekker Monument and South Western Townships. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at South Western Townships, then appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in November: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Voortrekker Monument
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
South Western Townships ©
South Western Townships

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Regina Mundi.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Regina Mundi ©
Regina Mundi

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fairview Wine and Cheese and Clifton Beaches. Robben Island and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermanus (Domaine Des Dieux, Voelklip Beach, & more), Spice Route Destination (in Suider Paarl) and Stellenbosch (Warwick Wine Estate & Spier Wine Farm). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Prince Albert.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Paarl
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Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

1
night
Prince Albert, South Africa

Prince Albert ©
Prince Albert, South Africa is a small town in the Western Cape in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Fernskloof Wines, then examine the collection at Fransie Pienaar Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Gay's Guernsey Dairy.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prince Albert trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Prince Albert. In November, daytime highs in Prince Albert are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Prince Albert

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Fernskloof Wines ©
Fernskloof Wines
Fransie Pienaar Museum ©
Fransie Pienaar Museum
Gay's Guernsey Dairy ©
Gay's Guernsey Dairy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines, do a tasting at Boplaas, and then don't miss a visit to Gallery Route 62.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn vacation builder.

You can drive from Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Calitzdorp
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De Krans Wines ©
De Krans Wines
Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place ©
Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place

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Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church and then contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Nelson Bay Cave ©
Nelson Bay Cave
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
You've now added Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Ron Belling Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery, then contemplate the long history of Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, and finally stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Shopping Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Ron Belling Art Gallery ©
Ron Belling Art Gallery
Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial ©
Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists ©

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Newtown, get curious at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, and then try to win big at Montecasino. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Melrose House Museum, see the interesting displays at Liliesleaf Farm & Museum, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in November: highs in Johannesburg hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Neighborhoods Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Melrose House, Montecasino, Liliesleaf
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Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Melrose House ©
Melrose House

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