16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

2
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: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, Johannesburg is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

3
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 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Safaris). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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