9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

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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.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online sightseeing planner

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In July in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

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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 17th (Tue): trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip app

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for little chillier days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Wildlife Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay day trip website

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Kruger National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 21°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Garden Route National Park
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maclear's Beacon and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning app

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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