15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Zurich

3
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see National Library of South Africa in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg day trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in März; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sandton, Greenstone Mall, National Library of South Africa
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

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 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Bushmans Trail and trek along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park journey maker website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in März, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

6
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in März: highs in Cape Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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