10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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West Coast National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Gansbaai
— 1 night
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Johannesburg — 1 day

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip maker site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Mother City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Point, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Coast National Park.
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West Coast National Park — 1 night

Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our West Coast National Park driving holiday app.

You can drive from Cape Town to West Coast National Park in 2 hours. In October in West Coast National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gansbaai.
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Gansbaai — 1 night

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Gansbaai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Coast National Park to Gansbaai in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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