13 days in Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Itinerary

13 days in Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa Itinerary

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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Francistown, Botswana
— 1 night
Bus
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Shona Sculpture Gallery, stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of National Gallery of Zimbabwe, pause for some photo ops at National Heroes Acre, and then soothe aching muscles at Amara's Health Spa.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harare attractions planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Harare is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Harare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in January, things will get much warmer in Harare: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Spa / Wellness
Amara's Health Spa
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on African Exodus Safaris, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa, and explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Harare in January since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Francistown.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Zipline
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Francistown, Botswana

Capital of the North

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
On the 10th (Sun), experience rural life at Kuminda Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Francistown, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Victoria Falls to Francistown in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Francistown can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Francistown to Ngamiland East takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, then see the world from above with Cape Town Helicopters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Platteklip Gorge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town journey builder tool.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Hiking Trail
Platteklip Gorge
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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.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Specialty Museum
Apartheid Museum
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Mandela House ©
Historic Site
Mandela House
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