21 days in Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

21 days in Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Umkomaas, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  29​h
End: Denver, United States

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Horizons Gorge Swing, Highwire & Adventure Slides as well as Shockwave Adventures. On the 31st (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with Wild Horizons Gorge Swing, Highwire & Adventure Slides.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Denver, USA to Victoria Falls is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Victoria Falls to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 48°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shockwave Adventures ©
Shockwave Adventures
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Point and Clifton Beaches. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lonely Bull Trail and Napi Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Idube Game Reserve, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and trek along with Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Kruger National Park are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). You will leave for Umkomaas on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

1
night
Umkomaas, South Africa

Umkomaas
Umkomaas, a small coastal town on the subtropical south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was formed when a harbour was built in 1861 to export sugar. For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Umkomaas vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Umkomaas with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Umkomaas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

4
nights
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sani Pass and Culamoya Chimes. Venture out of the city with trips to The Himeville Museum (in Himeville), Ladysmith (Ladysmith Siege Museum, Spion Kop Battlefield, & more) and Zipline (in Bergville).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Umkomaas to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Nottingham Road, Ladysmith, Culamoya Chimes, Nelson Mandela Capture Site, The Himeville Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Nelson Mandela Capture Site ©
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Arts on Main, take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Explore your travel options from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Johannesburg with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Room Escape Games
Arts on Main ©
Arts on Main

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