15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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Kruger National Park
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Johannesburg
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Cape Town — 5 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 in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town is 1 hour. In December, Cape Town is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Kruger National Park — 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 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, trek along Bushmans Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Johannesburg — 4 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Theme Parks
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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.