11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary planner
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— 2 nights
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Cape Town
— 5 nights


Johannesburg — 2 nights

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.
On the 31st (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with 7th Heaven Scuba, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg attractions site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Johannesburg is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Kruger National Park — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Step out of Kruger National Park to go to Hoedspruit and see Kumbaya Home Decor, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Cape Town — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia will appeal to history buffs. Visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, savor the flavors at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town online journey planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in June, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries
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South Africa travel guide

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.