15 days in South Africa & Windhoek Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights


Johannesburg, South Africa — 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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and stop by Maboneng Precinct.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Johannesburg to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Cape Town, South Africa — 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kruger National Park in March, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Windhoek, Namibia — 3 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then stroll through Deadvlei, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Diamond Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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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.