37 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

37 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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37 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Kempton Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sun City, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sandton, South Africa
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  25​h
5
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Kempton Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Bela Bela, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kempton Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Kempton Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg travel route builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toKempton Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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5
nights
Kempton Park, South Africa

Kempton Park
Not far from the nation's largest city rests Kempton Park, a calm Bavarian suburb popular for its tasty foods, trendy nightspots, malls, and comfortable residences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lion and Safari Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kempton Park journey planner .

Kempton Park is just a short distance from Johannesburg. In March, daily temperatures in Kempton Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Sun City on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Kempton Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lion and Safari Park
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3
nights
Sun City, South Africa

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. You've now added Gary Player Country Club to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park and then cool off at Valley of Waves.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sun City trip app .

You can fly from Kempton Park to Sun City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kempton Park in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sun City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sandton.

Things to do in Sun City

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf
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Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves
Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
The Palace of the Lost City ©
The Palace of the Lost City

1
night
Sandton, South Africa

Sandton ©
The upscale Johannesburg district of Sandton, a commercial hub of the city, remains best known for its massive shopping complex, Sandton City.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sandton road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Sun City to Sandton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In April, daily temperatures in Sandton can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Stellenbosch on the 4th (Thu).
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Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

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nights
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, then experience rural life at Boschendal Wine Estate, and finally take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stellenbosch trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Sandton to Stellenbosch in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Cape Town on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Bay Harbour Market, Greenmarket Square, Hout Bay Beach, and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zambezi Explorer as well as River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toKempton Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

2
nights
Kempton Park, South Africa

Kempton Park
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kempton Park holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Kempton Park. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, expect Kempton Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. You'll set off for uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Kempton Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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5
nights
Bela Bela, South Africa

Bela Bela ©
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Feracare Wildlife Centre, Zebula Golf Course and Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bela Bela sightseeing app .

You can drive from Kempton Park to Bela Bela in 2 hours. Traveling from Kempton Park in April, plan for little chillier nights in Bela Bela, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Kempton Park on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
Feracare Wildlife Centre ©
Feracare Wildlife Centre
Zebula Golf Course ©
Zebula Golf Course

3
nights
Kempton Park, South Africa

Kempton Park ©
See even more of Kempton Park: try your luck at Emperors Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kempton Park visit planner .

You can drive from Bela Bela to Kempton Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Bela Bela in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kempton Park, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Kempton Park

Fun & Games Casinos
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Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace

3
nights
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Change things up with a short trip to Sani Pass in Underberg (about 38 minutes away).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kempton Park to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Kempton Park.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sani Pass
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Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass

1
night
Kempton Park, South Africa

Kempton Park
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kempton Park attractions website .

Explore your travel options from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Kempton Park with the Route module. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kempton Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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