11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Pretoria
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Cape Town custom trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Cape Town at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in October; daily highs in Kruger National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, then take in the history at Rorke's Drift, then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Pretoria National Botanical Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pretoria trip generator.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Pretoria by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Pretoria sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Historic Sites
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Pretoria National Botanical Garden ©
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

1
night
Johannesburg

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 (Sun): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pretoria to Johannesburg in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pretoria in October since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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