15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

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, look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and try your luck at Montecasino.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In July, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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.
Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). Spend the 20th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Bushmans Trail.

Make your Kruger National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 July, things will get a bit warmer in Kruger National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Highlights from your plan
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stop by Africa Joy, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and try your luck at Emnotweni Casino.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nelspruit sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hazyview, Africa Joy
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online holiday planner .

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in July, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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