11 days in Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg Itinerary

11 days in Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and Bloubergstrand Beach. First South African Perfume Museum and Irma Stern Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum & Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden) and Eikehof (in Franschhoek). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach, and contemplate the long history of Scala Battery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in January since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Kruger National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

4
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukutula Conservation Center and Lesedi Cultural Village. Get some cultural insight at Sterkfontein Cave and Nelson Mandela Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Zipline (in Rustenburg), Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (in Brits). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum and see human ingenuity at work at Alberts Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Brits, Sterkfontein Cave, Zipline, Lesedi Cultural Village, Union Buildings
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Zipline
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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