12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
4
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Table Mountain National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helderberg Nature Reserve and Platteklip Gorge. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon in Langebaan, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, learn about winemaking at Beau Constantia, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planning site .

Bengaluru, India to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

1
night
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 29th (Wed), tee off at De Zalze Golf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch trip builder.

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Outdoors Golf
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De Zalze Golf Club ©
De Zalze Golf Club

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then sample the tasty concoctions at 1Fox - The Sheds.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Stellenbosch to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
1Fox - The Sheds ©
1Fox - The Sheds

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park travel planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail

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