8 days in South Africa & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

8 days in South Africa & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
3
Durban
— 2 nights
4
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In August, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World and then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then go for a walk through Umhlanga Rocks Promenade.

Plan trip to Durban with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Durban reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks Promenade
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durban in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Kruger National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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