14 days in Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Cape Town
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Johannesburg — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Johannesburg: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Hoedspruit (Spas, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 28th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Cape Town — 7 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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