15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Auckland

3
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.
Attractions like Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try to win big at Montecasino, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel route builder site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 12th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online attractions planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time 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

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Two Oceans Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, visit Abseil Africa, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kruger National Park in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World and then take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durban trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

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