15 days in South Africa, Livingstone & Botswana Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Livingstone & Botswana Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights

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Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Livingstone is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Livingstone. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Livingstone when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khwai Concession, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gaborone road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Gaborone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

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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 2nd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally get outside with Greenstone Mall. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip maker tool.

Fly from Gaborone to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Gaborone in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Greenstone Mall
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 5th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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