13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, laugh and play at Gold Reef City, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park road trip website .

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. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

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
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

5
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, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park 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 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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