12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Kruger National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kruger National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be a bit warmer, around 65°F, while days are much hotter, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. Relax by the water at Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary builder.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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