10 days in South Africa & Kuwait Itinerary

10 days in South Africa & Kuwait Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa & Kuwait Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  2​h
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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1
day
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spoons Complex, immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuwait Towers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuwait City trip itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuwait City is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Riyadh in January since evenings lows in Kuwait City dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers
Spoons Complex ©
Spoons Complex

3
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 in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuwait City to Cape Town in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Cape Town. In January, Cape Town is a bit warmer than Kuwait City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Birds of Eden, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online trip builder .

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for little chillier days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 12th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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