14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Lyon
train + Fly:  16​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Soweto
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Lyon

2
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.
Nelson Mandela Square has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner .

Lyon, France to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Johannesburg. Traveling from Lyon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Cape Town on the 22nd (Tue).
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Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and The Stellenbosch Village Museum. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Robben Island. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online route planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Stellenbosch Village Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
On the 29th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park and then stroll through Kamberg Nature Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kamberg Nature Reserve ©
Kamberg Nature Reserve
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park

1
night
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 30th (Wed): hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Kruger National Park. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Soweto.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Soweto

Soweto ©
When gold was discovered in Johannesburg in 1886, thousands of prospectors from all over the world rushed to the newly constructed town.
On the 31st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Memorial, don't miss a visit to Vilakazi Street, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then tee off at Ruimsig Country Club, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Coronation Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Soweto trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Soweto by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Soweto: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Soweto

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Coronation Park, Ruimsig Country Club
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Ruimsig Country Club ©
Ruimsig Country Club
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary app .

Johannesburg is very close to Soweto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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