30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Canada
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Gansbaai, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
3
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 45 min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  3 h 45 min
9
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Kingston, Canada

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.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Point and Platteklip Gorge. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and stroll through Cape Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary site .

Kingston, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Kingston in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
Gansbaai, South Africa

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 8th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gansbaai online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 9th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tofo attractions planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Gansbaai to Tofo with the Route module. Traveling from Gansbaai in May, things will get a bit warmer in Tofo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tofo to Kruger National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, Kruger National Park is slightly colder than Tofo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Siyafunda Conservation. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit vacation builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Africa Joy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. May in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, Mary Shire Falls, Africa Joy
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
nights
Durban, South Africa

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas) and Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, get your game on at Epic Karting Galleria, view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery, and try your luck at Giba Gorge Horse Trails.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durban trip planner .

Fly from Nelspruit to Durban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Nelspruit in May, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Scuba & Snorkeling, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, KartingKZN Galleria
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Okavango Delta.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East tour builder tool .

You can fly from Durban to Ngamiland East in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Durban in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ngamiland East, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Take a break from the city and head to Victoria Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Livingstone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in May, plan for slightly colder days in Livingstone, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing

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