15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and stop by Abseil Africa.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect nights in Cape Town to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
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 22nd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, and hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. March in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

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
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get outside with Greenstone Mall.

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Union Buildings
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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