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

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

Created using Inspirock South Africa visit planner

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Dorp Street. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapman's Peak Drive and Watershed. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), Franschhoek (Eikehof, Franschhoek Pass, &more) and Waterford Estate (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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 4th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors