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

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

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

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then try your luck at Emperors Palace. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major airports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Emperors Palace, Voortrekker Monument
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Gravelotte to see Big Boabab about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 20th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Johannesburg on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Big Boabab, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): try to win big at Gold Reef City and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Theme Parks Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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