12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning site .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Jack Friedman Eastgate ©
Jack Friedman Eastgate
Alberts Farm ©
Alberts Farm

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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Johannesburg in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Nelson Mandela Foundation, then try to win big at Montecasino, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monte casino bird park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Sandton
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Monte casino bird park ©
Monte casino bird park
Sandton City Shopping Centre ©
Sandton City Shopping Centre

2
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Mossel Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mossel Bay, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trip

George
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Fancourt Country Club ©
Fancourt Country Club
La Chocolaterie Rococo ©
La Chocolaterie Rococo
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery

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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 in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Biscuit Mill and Bloubergstrand Beach. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stop by Baba's Jem, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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

Getting from Mossel Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Town, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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