16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  26​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 8th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Victoria Falls is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then make a trip to Constitution Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Johannesburg Fort. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, then pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and finally take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pretoria
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kingfisher Gallery and Ukuthula Designs. Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa) and Hoedspruit (iNyoka Art Gallery & Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online holiday maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Platteklip Gorge. Get some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust Centre. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stroll through Signal Hill.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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