15 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
George, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls itinerary maker.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Victoria Falls is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Victoria Falls. Expect cooler evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Shopping
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Zipline
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

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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.
Visit Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Baraka Gifts and Decor. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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George, South Africa

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our George custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in George

Shopping
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Outeniqua Farmers' Market ©
Outeniqua Farmers' Market

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from George to Kruger National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from George in August, with highs in Kruger National Park at 28°C and lows at 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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