22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
5
Knysna, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
7
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
8
St Lucia, South Africa
— 2 nights
9
Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Prime Art Gallery. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in May, things will get a bit warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East holiday maker.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River and then take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Ngamiland East in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Platteklip Gorge and St. George's Cathedral. Robben Island Museum and Franschhoek Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, don't miss a visit to Flying Dutchman Funicular, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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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 some cultural insight at Scarab Village and St George's Anglican Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Goukamma Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: stroll through Radical Raptors, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip app.

Fly from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Knysna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Gerickes Point ©
Gerickes Point

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Hazyview, South Africa

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Whispers and Safaris. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and The Elephant Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Graskop (The Big Swing, Wonder View, &more), Sabi Sand Game Reserve (in Sabie) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview day trip planner.

You can fly from Knysna to Hazyview in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Hazyview, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Graskop, Idube Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoedspruit trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see Heritage Tours & Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonamanzi Game Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Lucia tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to St Lucia in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Heritage Tours & Safaris, Bonamanzi Game Reserve
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
Bonamanzi Game Reserve ©
Bonamanzi Game Reserve

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durban trip builder site.

You can drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Durban, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve ©
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

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