18 days in South Africa, Cameroon & Kigali Itinerary

18 days in South Africa, Cameroon & Kigali Itinerary

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Start: Bamenda, Cameroon
1
Bamenda, Cameroon
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Douala, Cameroon
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
3
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Pretoria, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Bamenda, Cameroon

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Bamenda, Cameroon

Bamenda
Comprised of seven amalgamated villages, Bamenda blankets the rolling hills of the northwest.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bamenda journey tool.

On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Douala.

Things to do in Bamenda

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Douala, Cameroon

Douala ©
Cameroon's largest city and capital, Douala prides itself on its busy, commercial, and business-centric way of life.
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Getting from Bamenda to Douala by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Douala

Museums Shopping
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Doual'Art ©
Doual'Art
Le Monument aux Morts ©
Le Monument aux Morts

1
night
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Plan trip to Kigali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Douala to Kigali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Douala in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kigali, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Johannesburg on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Kigali

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hector Pieterson Museum and I was shot in Joburg. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and SAB World of Beer. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kigali to Johannesburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Safaris
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Africa and Union Buildings. Do your shopping at Pretoria Farmers Market and Longstreet Art Lovers 1932. Go for a jaunt from Pretoria to Bronkhorstspruit to see Nan Hua Temple about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, see the interesting displays at Kruger House Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sammy Marks House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pretoria trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Pretoria by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Pretoria, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Nan Hua Temple
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Nan Hua Temple ©
Nan Hua Temple

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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.
Do your shopping at Watershed and Dyman Gallery. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Voelklip Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Grotto Beach (in Hermanus) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & First South African Perfume Museum). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, get great views at Cape Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Pretoria to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Pretoria in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Dyman Gallery
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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