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

Newark, United States
Fly:  24​h
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
Newark, United States

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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.
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Newark, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Johannesburg to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Livingstone.
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Nelson Mandela Square

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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 18th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone road trip planning website

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Livingstone

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River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Clifton Beaches and Robben Island. Step off the beaten path and head to The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Boschendal Manor & Winery. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Point Ostrich Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip tool

Fly from Livingstone to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

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The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Knysna vacation maker tool

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Knysna are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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