32 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

32 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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32 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
4
Hermanus, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Knysna, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
7
St Lucia, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
8
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lesedi Cultural Village and Hector Pieterson Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Liliesleaf (in Rivonia) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and browse the exhibits of Jo Anke Gallery.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lesedi Cultural Village, Ukutula Conservation Center, Liliesleaf
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Venture out of the city with trips to Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve), Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela) and Olifants Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and browse the exhibits of Ukuthula Designs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Amarula Lapa
Highlights from your plan

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.
Visiting Elephant Whispers and Safaris will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sudwala Caves and Joubert en Seuns Padstal. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit travel planning app .

Drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
nights
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Voelklip Beach and Grotto Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa (in Cape Agulhas).

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Hermanus in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in September, expect Hermanus to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Shark Diving
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate !Khwa ttu and South African Jewish Museum. Franschhoek Motor Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and Lynx Wine Estate (in Wemmershoek). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, West Coast National Park, !Khwa ttu, West Coast Fossil Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

4
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Get a sense of the local culture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Cape Palette Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Wilderness (Pharoah Art Gallery & Wilderness Beach), The Crags (Birds of Eden & Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and stroll through Brenton on Sea.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

3
nights
St Lucia, South Africa

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Get outdoors at Heritage Tours & Safaris and Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Cape Vidal Lighthouse. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary.

Find out how to plan St Lucia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Knysna to St Lucia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Heritage Tours & Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at Batoka Gorge.

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Explore your travel options from St Lucia to Victoria Falls with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Batoka Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Batoka Gorge ©
Batoka Gorge
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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