20 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

20 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
+2
train + bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hermanus, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Ottawa, Canada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bloubergstrand Beach and Llandudno Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town online tour itinerary maker

Ottawa, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in March, things will get warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Gorge Swing and then hunt for treasures at Mukuni Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary tool

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Cape Town in March, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Kruger National Park.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napi Wilderness Trail and then hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. On the next day, trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park day trip planning tool

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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3
nights
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santos beach and Meiringspoort. Visiting Meiringspoort Waterfall and Wilderness Lagoon will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Zorgfontein Game Farm (in Great Brak River) and Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room (in Klein Brak River). There's still lots to do: Head underground at The Cango Caves and tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn vacation planning app

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kruger National Park to Oudtshoorn takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler than Kruger National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

De Rust, Santos Beach, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, Wilderness Lagoon
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Meiringspoort Waterfall ©
Meiringspoort Waterfall
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Noetzie and Plettenberg Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bollard Bay and Tsitsikamma National Park. Step out of Plettenberg Bay with an excursion to Jandreart Studio in Knysna--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Noetzie ©
Noetzie

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hours
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 19th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Stanford Hills Estate and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hermanus trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Stanford Hills Estate
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stanford Hills Estate ©
Stanford Hills Estate

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