8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Fairview Wine and Cheese. Get outdoors at Chapman's Peak Drive and Franschhoek Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof & First South African Perfume Museum) and Stellenbosch (Dorp Street & Waterford Estate). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Watershed, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lesedi Cultural Village, Union Buildings
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Safaris
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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