15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
End: Johannesburg

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night
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toKruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Ukuthula Designs, Kingfisher Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

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nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind and then stroll through Johannesburg Zoo.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in July, expect nights in Johannesburg to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

The Cradle of Humankind
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Johannesburg Zoo ©
Johannesburg Zoo
The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind

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nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Get outdoors at Wilderness Beach and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to St Mark's Cathedral, George (in George) and EyeLove (in Knysna). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, St Mark's Cathedral, Wilderness Beach
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Visit Constitution Hill and Mandela House for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Montecasino (in Sandton) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Enjoy Johannesburg some more: contemplate the long history of South Western Townships, take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Johannesburg holiday builder site .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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