8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

3
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 4th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park road trip app .

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route planner .

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. When traveling from Kruger National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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