15 days in South Africa, Livingstone & Botswana Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Livingstone & Botswana Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa, Livingstone & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Sydney, Australia to Livingstone is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Livingstone, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, stroll through Khwai Concession, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally head outdoors with Greenstone Mall. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Gaborone to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in June, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
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.
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 more to do: trek along Bushmans Trail and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Kruger National Park at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 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
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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