12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Miami

3
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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town online day trip planner .

Miami, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durban.

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
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World and then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Durban tour planning tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Durban by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: high temperatures in Durban hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

3
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 3rd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durban in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Kruger National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

2
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 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary maker site .

You can 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. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

Similar Plans

13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 37 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM URUGUAY August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ROMANIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans