14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

4
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Bushmans Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
nights
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, stop by Finders Keepers Market, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sandton
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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