11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

4
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Signal Hill, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cape Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, Cape Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park travel planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

3
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.
On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): try out the rides at Gold Reef City, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then stop by Finders Keepers Market.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Nelson Mandela Square, Voortrekker Monument
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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