12 days in South Africa & Mbabane Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Mbabane Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa & Mbabane Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  8 h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Johannesburg journey builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in February; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 20th (Thu), you're off toMbabane.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Mbabane ©
Although attractions in Mbabane itself remain scarce, this capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland provides a picturesque setting, pleasant weather, and plenty of amenities for tourists exploring the nation's mountains, forests, and valleys.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): try to win big at Royal Swazi Spa and then hunt for treasures at Traditional Swazi Craft Markets.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mbabane vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Mbabane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Mbabane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Mbabane

Shopping Casinos Spas
Highlights from your plan
Royal Swazi Spa ©
Royal Swazi Spa

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park planning website .

Drive from Mbabane to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Mbabane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town road trip planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

Plan my day in Johannesburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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