11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sun City
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Pune

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner .

Pune, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Johannesburg is minus 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

2
nights
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pilanesberg National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Valley of Waves.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sun City online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. August in Sun City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Theme Parks Wildlife Nature
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Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves
Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Bushmans Trail, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Sun City in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

2
nights
Cape Town

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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