5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 day

City of Light

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.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kruger National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

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: get great views at Cape Point, stop by Prins & Prins, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planning app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.