39 days in South Africa, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

39 days in South Africa, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pinetown, South Africa
— 7 nights
2
Cathkin Park, South Africa
— 1 night
3
Edenvale, South Africa
— 7 nights
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 13 nights

7
nights
Pinetown, South Africa

Pinetown ©
Pinetown is a town just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Inchanga Railway Station and Valley of the Zulu Kings. Step off the beaten path and head to Mac Nicol's Caravan Park and Crocworld Conservation Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pinetown: Umdonipark Golf Course (in Pennington), Aliwal Shoal Adventures (in Umkomaas) and Amanzimtoti (KartingKZN Galleria & Amanzimtoti Beach). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, get your game on at Boot Camp Durban, tour the pleasant surroundings at Winsome View Animal Farm & Bistro, and ride a horse along Horseback Beach Rides.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pinetown tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Pinetown is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Pinetown is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Pinetown

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

KwaZulu-Natal, Amanzimtoti, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Winsome View Animal Farm & Bistro, Umdonipark Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve ©
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Inchanga Railway Station ©
Inchanga Railway Station
Crocworld Conservation Centre ©
Crocworld Conservation Centre

1
night
Cathkin Park, South Africa

Cathkin Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Winterton Museum and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cathkin Park travel tool.

You can drive from Pinetown to Cathkin Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edenvale.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Museums

Side Trip

Winterton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Winterton Museum ©
Winterton Museum
Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School

7
nights
Edenvale, South Africa

Edenvale ©
Get some cultural insight at Nizamiye Mosque and Tamboville Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Marievale Bird Sanctuary and Modderfontein Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens (in Roodepoort), Historic Motorcycle Museum (in Deneysville) and Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (in Heidelberg).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edenvale day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cathkin Park to Edenvale by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Edenvale

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandton, Modderfontein, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Safaris, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park
Highlights from your plan
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens ©
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Marievale Bird Sanctuary ©
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Explore hidden gems such as Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. Get in touch with nature at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edenvale to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

6
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through Siduli Hide, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. January in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

13
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 Bloubergstrand Beach and Strand Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Chapman's Peak Drive and Franschhoek Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, Franschhoek Motor Museum, &more), Stellenbosch (Rupert Museum, Dutch Reform Church, &more) and Suider Paarl (Fairview Wine and Cheese & Brenda's). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Lourensford Wine Estate, hike along Platteklip Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helderberg Nature Reserve, and stop by Abseil Africa.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl
Highlights from your plan
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate

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