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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bushmans Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans 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 enjoy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Step out of the city life by going to Robben Island Museum and Cape Point. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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