9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 5 nights

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Kruger National Park

— 3 nights
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 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park route planner.

Cape Town to Kruger National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.