19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  32​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
2
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach and Two Oceans Aquarium. Escape the urban bustle at Robben Island and Twelve Apostles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fish Hoek Beach (in Cape Town Central) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel itinerary creator.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Umhlanga Main Beach and Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding. Attractions like Zinkwazi Beach and African Bird of Prey Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Durban to go to Salt Rock and see Flag Animal Farm, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a splash at uShaka Marine World and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at West Street Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durban trip generator.

Getting from Cape Town to Durban by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Durban is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Flag Animal Farm, Umhlanga Main Beach, Zinkwazi Beach
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary ©
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Idube Game Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris and Kumbaya Home Decor. On the 19th (Thu), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Kruger National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Durban in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Get some historical perspective at Union Buildings and President Paul Kruger House. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp) and Montecasino (in Sandton). It doesn't end there: try your luck at Emperors Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Johannesburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Emperors Palace, Wild Cave Adventures, Montecasino
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Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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