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Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip

Phalaborwa - Kruger N.P. - Pafuri Gate - Masvingo - Bulawayo - Hwange N.P. - Victoria Falls - Livingstone

Expect on your Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip Itinerary

Wildlife Wildlife
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
ACTIVATE MAP Stages7 km1,565 h/stage4.0

Best months to drive Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip in Republic of South Africa?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 270EUR drive & more 175EUR sleep & more 264EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 655EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 925EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 405EUR drive & more 238EUR sleep & more 528EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,054EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,459EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 720EUR drive & more 288EUR sleep & more 924EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,644EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,364EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,350EUR drive & more 350EUR sleep & more 165EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 731EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,081EUR
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Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip Itinerary

Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip is an ideal treat for avid fans of road trips. explorer will be especially interested in this tour. If you choose this road trip, you will enjoy passing through such places as Phalaborwa, Pafuri Gate, and Masvingo. The trip described in this article will take 6 days to complete, but tourists can definitely complete it in 4. You are also free to extend your excursion and explore the remaining part of what Republic of South Africa has to offer, which is of equal interest. The average time that you will spend behind the wheel daily is 4.0 hours, and travellers have approximately 1,565km to travel. Buckle up and let’s hit the road!
number of days 6 number of days
route length 1,565 km route length
budget fair budget
good for explorer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
One of the greatest advantages of this adventure is the fact that you can admire wonderful natural gems. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit plenty of interesting highlights. Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip gives you numerous of possibilities of spotting animals and birds in their natural habitat. If drivers are expecting to come across comfortable places to spend the night, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. Despite the fact that the trip is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, staying cautious while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. While in Republic of South Africa, you will be moving on the left. When it comes to accident level it is fair. The period between August and February are the recommended months for the adventure.

START Phalaborwa

Distance 1,565 km Driving time 27.7 h Pace: modest Airports PHW
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Your journey starts at the Phalaborwa Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Phalaborwa - Kruger N.P.

Distance 110 km Driving time 2.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Kruger N.P. - Pafuri Gate

Distance 157 km Driving time 3.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Pafuri Gate - Masvingo

Distance 441 km Driving time 5.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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4 Masvingo - Bulawayo

Distance 287 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Bulawayo - Hwange N.P.

Distance 395 km Driving time 6.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Hwange N.P. - Victoria Falls

Distance 163 km Driving time 5.4 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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7 Victoria Falls - Livingstone

Distance 12 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip Summary

Hopefully, the presented journey idea gave you numerous inspirations for your future holiday excursions.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a base that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting beauty spots.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Republic of South Africa, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of things to be mindful of to make your trip smooth. These tips will also become useful for holidayers who are interested in vehicle rental or renting a camper in Republic of South Africa.
Sightseeing around Republic of South Africa in a vehicle requires you to pay attention to the local road rules. Avoiding spirits is the best way to ensure full safety of you and your passengers. The permitted consumption limit is very low and equals only 0.5‰. You are allowed to drive at the maximum speed of 60km/h when travelling around the urban areas. Around rural areas, travellers can travel at the maximum speed of 120km/h. The maximum car speed when it comes to motorways in Republic of South Africa is 120km/h. In order to stay safe, it is best to equip your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and drive with your headlights on during the day.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. Depending on the budget option that you go for, the total cost of the whole undertaking can vary. A wide range of budget possibilities is showed below.
The cost of gasoline for the cheapest option to cover the planned 8 stages while travelling around Republic of South Africa can equal as much as 175 EUR. Budget accommodation options will cost more or less 264 EUR. Holidaymakers who go for this option will spend more or less 216 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay approximately 270 EUR if they choose the cheapest car rental option as well. Thus, the estimated cost of the whole trip will amount to 655 EUR if you are interested in the option without vehicle rental and 925 EUR if you will hire a vehicle.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 238 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 528 EUR can be expected by all travellers who are searching for standard accommodation. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost about 288 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire car should expect a cost of around 405 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 1,459 EUR for drivers who would like to try car rental and 1,054 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
The available premium option has been prepared with the most demanding holidaymakers in mind. The whole estimated cost of the trip in this versions of services is 2,364 EUR with car hire and 1,054 EUR without a hire vehicle. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium hire vehicle can expect a cost of more or less 720 EUR. When it comes to the premium version of the adventure, you should expect the average cost of roughly 288 EUR when it comes to gasoline. Holidayers who opt for top services in all aspects of their road trip should expect to pay about 432 EUR for restaurants and food and roughly 924 EUR for accommodation options.
Our road trip will also be ideal for all camper enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. If you choose this mode of transport, the expenses are more or less 1,350 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole road trip, they will amount to approximately 350 EUR. Holidaymakers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay approximately 165 EUR for accommodation and more or less 216 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the presented details in a simple manner.
The period between August and February is great to explore the part of Republic of South Africa mentioned in our itinerary idea. If Kruger NP to Victoria Falls Road Trip has inspired you, you should definitely check out other picturesque adventures that we offer on our website. The great variety of options will definitely match up the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Republic of South Africa

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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