12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Windhoek
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly

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Windhoek, Namibia

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online driving holiday planner.

Livingstone, Zambia to Windhoek is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Livingstone in December, you will find days in Windhoek are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at District Six Museum, whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town journey planning tool.

Getting from Windhoek to Cape Town by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in December, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Maseru, Lesotho

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, admire the engineering at Katse Dam, then steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, and finally try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts and then make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maseru trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Maseru in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maseru, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Casinos · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Maputo, Mozambique

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Mozambique Scuba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maputo day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Maputo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Maseru, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Maputo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maputo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Gold Reef City.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation planning tool.

Fly from Maputo to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in December, expect Johannesburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.