30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Knysna, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
8
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Calgary, Canada

7
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online vacation maker .

Calgary, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in December, things will get much warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & Cango Caves). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, look for gifts at Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cape Town to Knysna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Knysna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

few
hours
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip tool .

You can fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Chobe National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
You've now added Khwai Concession to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khwai Concession.

Plan trip to Okavango Delta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In December in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You'll set off for Johannesburg on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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 2nd (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip app .

Fly from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Johannesburg in 8 hours. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
You've now added Idube Game Reserve to your itinerary. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Bourkes' Luck Potholes in Moremela, about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 5th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

Plan trip to Kruger National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

4
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Vilanculos takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kruger National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 26°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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