13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nelson Mandela Square, The Cradle of Humankind, Montecasino, and other attractions. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then indulge your taste buds at Time Anchor Distillery. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

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Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

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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.
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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Stellenbosch

— 1 night

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
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Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Stellenbosch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in December, expect nights in Stellenbosch to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Camp's Bay Beach, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Chart Farm, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

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You can drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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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.