11 days in South Africa & Kigali Itinerary

11 days in South Africa & Kigali Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa & Kigali Itinerary

Start: Douala, Cameroon
Fly:  11​h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Pretoria, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Kigali, Rwanda
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
End: Douala, Cameroon

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zoo Lake Park, Apartheid Museum, Soweto Guided Tours, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg holiday builder website .

Douala, Cameroon to Johannesburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Douala to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Douala in August, expect nights in Johannesburg to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
SAB World of Beer ©
SAB World of Beer

1
night
Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Land Rover Experience Gerotek has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and then get outside with Land Rover Experience Gerotek.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pretoria itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Pretoria by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Pretoria hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Sightseeing, Clifton Beaches, Two Oceans Aquarium, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canal Walk Shopping Centre and Chapman's Peak Drive. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online travel route planner .

Getting from Pretoria to Cape Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pretoria in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Cape Town. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kigali.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Chapman's Peak Drive ©
Chapman's Peak Drive

few
hours
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kigali itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Kempton Park to Kigali with the Route module. Traveling from Kempton Park in September, expect Kigali to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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