31 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe & Cairo Itinerary

31 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe & Cairo Itinerary

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31 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Indore, India
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Indore, India

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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Union Buildings in Pretoria, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg route builder site .

Indore, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Indore in May, expect Johannesburg to be colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Union Buildings
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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 6th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Zipline (in Hazyview), Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris) and Wonder View (in Graskop). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Zipline, Wonder View
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

6
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in May: highs in Cape Town hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

4
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

7
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online journey planner .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cairo in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in May, with highs in Cairo at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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