15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation planner
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Madikwe East, Taxi to Sun City
Sun City
— 1 night
Taxi to Lanseria, Fly to Durban
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Cape Town — 4 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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip planning site.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Luxembourg City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Safaris (in Phalaborwa), Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Hoedspruit (Siyafunda Conservation & Spas).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park travel route planning app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Sun City.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips
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Sun City — 1 night

On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sun City tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kruger National Park to Sun City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in July since evenings lows in Sun City dip to 3°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Durban.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Durban — 2 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Wed), browse the different shops at La Lucia Mall. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from uMhlanga Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Durban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sun City in July since evenings lows in Durban dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then try to win big at Montecasino, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then visit Maboneng Precinct.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in July, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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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.