14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg journey website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to South Africa Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Johannesburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel planner .

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker app .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kruger National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

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

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online road trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in January: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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