12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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 19th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online vacation planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pretoria
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Safaris
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
Tshokwane Picnic Site ©
Tshokwane Picnic Site

7
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: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and head off the coast to Robben Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in July since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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