13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Durban
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Zinkwazi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas), Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane) and KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durban route builder.

New Delhi, India to Durban is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Durban due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for colder days in Durban, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, KartingKZN Galleria, Zinkwazi Beach
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

4
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 outdoors at Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Kruger National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durban in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

5
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Family-friendly places like Cape Point and Signal Hill will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, take a memorable drive along Boyes Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town travel site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kruger National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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