20 days in Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

20 days in Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Victoria Falls & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Knysna, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  25​h
End: Ottawa, Canada

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. On the 3rd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Mukuni Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gorge Swing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip site

Ottawa, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in March: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Knysna.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bollard Bay and Brenton on Sea. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wilderness Beach and Buffalo Bay. Step out of Knysna to go to Plettenberg Bay and see Robberg Nature Reserve, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, look for gifts at The Waterfront Knysna Quays, and stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Knysna tour planner

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Knysna. Traveling from Victoria Falls in March, you will find days in Knysna are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

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Side Trips

Wilderness Beach, Robberg Nature Reserve
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

2
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 10th (Sat): hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder app

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Knysna to Kruger National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Knysna in March, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Nelspruit.

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Parks Trails Outdoors
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3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Visiting Kruger National Park and The Pinnacle Rock will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Panorama Route (in Graskop).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit travel route site

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. When traveling from Kruger National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Nelspruit, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Graskop, Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Llandudno Beach and Noordhoek Beach. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planner

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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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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