15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Cape Town

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town is 1 hour. In December, Cape Town is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
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 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail

4
nights
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Greenstone Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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