15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + 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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg day trip website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Auckland to Johannesburg, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for much hotter days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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. There's lots more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) so you can travel to Cape Town.

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
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
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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 appreciate attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at Eyewitness - A Private Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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

2
nights
Durban

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 admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Durban takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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