12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Johannesburg

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.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary website .

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Theme Parks Casinos
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Hazyview in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hazyview when traveling from Johannesburg in June, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Platteklip Gorge and Clifton Beaches. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in June, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Two Oceans Aquarium ©
Two Oceans Aquarium

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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