16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Abidjan
Fly:  12​h
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Abidjan

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Let the collections at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire to Cape Town is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Abidjan to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abidjan in February, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Elephant Sanctuary. Take a break from Nelspruit with a short trip to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and examine the collection at Sudwala Dinosaur Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Cape Town in February, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. In March in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and South Western Townships. Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: try to win big at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online tour 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 March, things will get slightly colder in Johannesburg: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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