29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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29 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h
7
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 16th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park attractions planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mount Kenya National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Mount Kenya National Park due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Victoria Falls. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mount Kenya National Park to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Nelson Mandela Foundation, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

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

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Johannesburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Okavango Delta in April, expect Johannesburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Fun & Games
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nelspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary, Elephant Whispers, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit day trip tool .

Fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hazyview, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Step out of Hoedspruit with an excursion to Idube Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Game Reserve--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit travel planner.

Drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), Head underground at Cango Caves, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Jude's Anglican Church. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in May, with highs in Oudtshoorn at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Porcupine Ceramics and St. Christopher Catholic Church. Take a break from the city and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Elephant Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online trip builder .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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