13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Town

— 5 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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Riyadh in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Kruger National Park

— 4 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 these side-trips from Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, &more) and Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit). Spend the 17th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Johannesburg

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): try your luck at Montecasino and then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then don't miss a visit to Vilakazi Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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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.