13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and then stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Kruger National Park on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip generator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in November since evenings lows in Kruger National Park dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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2
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Kruger National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nelspruit: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

White River
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Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre ©
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
Shautany Chocolatiers ©
Shautany Chocolatiers

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Boulders Beach and Fish Hoek Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Millfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and look for gifts at Shimansky Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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