20 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

20 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Drive to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kleinbaai, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Bloubergstrand Beach and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Head to The Old Biscuit Mill and The African Portrait Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Darling Sweet (in Darling), !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein) and Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass). There's still lots to do: stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Heart of Cape Town Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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.
You've now added Crocodile Cage Diving to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Crocodile Cage Diving, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in April since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 60°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 3 nights
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
You've now added Tambuzi Safaris to your itinerary. On the next day, get a taste of local nightlife at Tambuzi Safaris.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip planner.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Kleinbaai.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours
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Kleinbaai, South Africa

— 3 nights
Marine Dynamics has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Kapula Gallery and then have unforgettable encounters with Marine Dynamics.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kleinbaai day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Kleinbaai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in April: highs in Kleinbaai hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Kleinbaai

Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.