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

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

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

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

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 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Kruger National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Kruger National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, things will get slightly colder in Kruger National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Union Buildings and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Soweto Inspirational Home Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and 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 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Liliesleaf
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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 in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get a sense of the local culture at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Eikehof. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek), Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden & Waterford Estate) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip site .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Chapman's Peak Drive ©
Chapman's Peak Drive
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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