13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Phoenix

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On the 9th (Mon), trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Idube Game Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online itinerary creator.

Phoenix, USA to Kruger National Park is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kruger National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
You've now added Kruger National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in October, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, 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 bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Nelspruit in October, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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