15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Kruger National Park
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Oudtshoorn
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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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.
Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-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. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
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Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit). Spend the 13th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park travel planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Oudtshoorn.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Oudtshoorn — 2 nights

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Cape Palette Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Cango Caves and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

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Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Oudtshoorn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 6 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
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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.
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