8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel route planner

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Johannesburg
Drive
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Illovo
— 1 night
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Drive to O R Tambo International, Fly to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Drive to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly

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Johannesburg

City of Light

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.
Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Illovo.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours
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Illovo

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes HintHunt. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your team's savvy at HintHunt.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Illovo trip site.

Illovo is very close to Johannesburg. January in Illovo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Illovo

Fun & Games
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Highlights from your trip

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kruger National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Illovo to Kruger National Park. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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: stroll through Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.