8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Dorp Street. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapman's Peak Drive and Twelve Apostles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), Franschhoek (Eikehof, Franschhoek Pass, &more) and Waterford Estate (in Stellenbosch). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Watershed.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum

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Johannesburg

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.
On the 4th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then contemplate the long history of Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Side Trips

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Safaris
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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