10 days in South Africa & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in South Africa & Zambia Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa & Zambia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in Plettenberg Bay dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), savor the flavors at Boschendal Manor & Winery and then do a tasting at Groot Constantia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of City Hall, then stroll through Clifton Beaches, then see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cape Town, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dorp Street, Boschendal Wine Estate, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Livingstone Reptile Park, then don't miss a visit to Gorge Swing, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mukuni Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Livingstone trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Livingstone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: highs in Livingstone hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Livingstone

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

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