15 days in South Africa & Windhoek Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Windhoek Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa & Windhoek Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Union Buildings in Pretoria, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Constitution Hill, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get much hotter in Johannesburg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to 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, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town online itinerary planner .

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 March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Diamond Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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