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South Africa / Zimbabwe / Botswana 16 Days 15 Nights Trip Report and Itinerary

South Africa / Zimbabwe / Botswana . 2017 . May 9 - 25

Cape Town, Victoria Falls and experiencing an African Safari have been on our travel bucket list for quite some time. So when the opportunity came, we took the plunge and visited South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana in May 2017.

If you are planning a trip to South Africa, here's our 16 days 15 nights Trip itinerary that will bring you the highlights of this beautiful country as well as its nearby neighbors (Zimbabwe and Botswana).

Links to reviews / posts are will be added when they are completed. Do stay tuned.

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2017

Day 0  Singapore -> Johannesburg (May 9)

2130 - Check in Flight SQ 478 to Johannesburg

Day 1  Johannesburg (Panorama Route) (May 10)

0125 - Board flight to Johannesburg
0610 - Touch Down at OR Tambo Int Airport [JNB] - GMT +2 (6 h Difference from Singapore)

Wild Wings Safari Tour Package starts

0730 - Pick up @ Airport for Panorama Route Trip
- Visit God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels and Lisbon Falls
1300 - Check in Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (Hazyview)
1400 - Free & Easy (Recover from Jetlag!)
1800 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off



Day 2  Five Days Open Vehicle Kruger Safari - Day 1 (May 11)

0700 - Rise and shine
0800 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0900 - Free & Easy (Recover from Jetlag!)
1100 - Lunch (Own Expense)
1200 - Check out from Hotel
1230 - Pick up by Wild Wings Safari Guide
1300 - 1st Game Drive enroute to Skukuza Rest Camp
1700 - Check in Skukuza Rest Camp
1800 - Dinner @ Camp
2100 - Lights off


Day 3  Five Days Open Vehicle Kruger Safari - Day 2 (May 12)

0500 - Rise and shine
0600 - Explore Kruger Park on foot with armed Park Ranger
0900 - Back to Camp for Short Rest
1030 - Brunch @ Skukuza Golf Club
1130 - 2nd Game Drive
1800 - Dinner @ Camp
2100 - Lights off


Day 4  Five Days Open Vehicle Kruger Safari - Day 3 (May 13)

0600 - Rise and Shine
0700 - 3rd Game Drive enroute from Skukuza Rest Camp to Satara Main Camp
1000 - Brunch @ Skukuza Golf Club
1100 - Continue Game Drive
1630 - Check in Satara Main Camp
1800 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off


Day 5  Five Days Open Vehicle Kruger Safari - Day 4 (May 14)

0600 - Rise and Shine
0700 - 4th Game Drive
0815 - Tea Break @ Timbavati Picnic Spot
0845 - Continue Game Drive
1030 - Brunch @ Olifants Camp
1400 - Back to Satara Camp (Rest)
1700 - 5th Game Drive - Sunset Drive
2000 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off

Day 6  Five Days Open Vehicle Kruger Safari - Day 5 (May 15)

0600 - Rise and Shine
0630 - 6th Game Drive
1000 - Breakfast @ Satara Golf Club
1100 - Transfer to Johannesburg
1600 - Check in Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace
1800 - Dinner
2030 - Lights off

Day 7  Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour (May 16)

0630 - Rise and shine
0700 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0800 - Pick up for Full Day Tour
- Visit Johannesburg City, Soweto & Apartheid Museum
1700 - Back to Hotel
1900 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off


Day 8  Johannesburg -> Victoria Falls  (May 17)

0630 - Rise and shine
0700 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0800 - Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Transfer to Airport
1050 - Board Flight SA40 to Victoria Falls
1130 - Lunch on board
1230 - Touch Down at Victoria Falls Airport
1330 - Transfer to Kingdom Hotel
1400 - Check in The Kingdom Hotel
1630 - Early Dinner
2000 - Lights off

Day 9  Victoria Falls (May 18)

0700 - Rise and shine
0730 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0825 - Pick up @ Hotel
0900 - Visit Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
1300 - Lunch
1400 - Free and Easy
1630 - Early Dinner
2000 - Lights off


Day 10  Chobe National Park (May 19)

0600 - Rise and shine
0630 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0725 - Pick up @ Hotel
0830 - Arrival @ Kazungula Border (Botswana)
0915 - Arrive @ Chobe Marina Lodge
0930 - Take Boat Safari along Chobe River
1230 - Lunch @ Riverbank
1330 - Take Safari for Game Drive
1600 - Drive back to Victoria Falls
1730 - Back to Hotel
1900 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off


Day 11  Victoria Falls -> Johannesburg -> Cape Town (May 20)

0900 - Rise and shine
0930 - Breakfast @ Hotel
1035 - Transfer to Airport
1330 - Board Flight SA41 to Johannesburg
1400 - Lunch on board
1505 - Touch Down at Johannesburg Airport
1730 - Dinner @ Airport
1845 - Board Flight SA365 to Cape Town
2055 - Touch down at Cape Town Airport
2130 - Pick up @ Airport
2200 - Transfer to Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
2300 - Lights off

Day 12  Cape Town (May 21)

0700 - Rise and shine
0730 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0830 - Pick up @ Hotel
0900 - Half Day Cape Town City Tour
- 1 hr walking tour (Parliament, Tuinhuis, National Gallery, Green Market Square and Long Street)
- Visit Table Mountain
- Drive through the beautiful sea-side suburbs of Camps Bay, Clifton, Sea Point, Green Point as well as the V&A and Bo Kaap
1300 - Lunch
1400 - Visit V & A Waterfront
1700 - Room Service Dinner
1800 - Back to Hotel
2000 - Lights off


Day 13  Cape Peninsula and Cape Point National Park (May 22)

0730 - Rise and shine
0800 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0900 - Pick up @ Hotel
0900 - Cape Peninsula and Cape Point National Park Tour
- Drive along Cape Penisula
- Visit Cape of Good hope
1300 - Lunch
- Visit Boulders Beach (Penguins galore)
1300 - Lunch
1800 - Dinner
1900 - Back to Hotel
2100 - Lights off


Day 14  Cape Town Free and Easy (May 23)

0830 - Rise and shine
0930 - Breakfast @ Hotel
1030 - Visit Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
1300 - Lunch
1700 - Transfer to Hotel Verde
1800 - Dinner
2100 - Lights off


Day 15  Cape Town -> Johannesburg -> Singapore (May 24)

0600 - Rise and shine
0630 - Breakfast @ Hotel
0720 - Shuttle Transfer to Airport
0730 - Check in Flight
1040 - Board Flight SQ 479 to Singapore
1240 - Transit @ Johannesburg
1345 - Continue Flight SQ 479 to Singapore

Day 16  Singapore (May 25)

0610 - Reach Singapore (Home Sweet Home)


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