12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
5
St Lucia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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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.
Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Bushmans Trail and don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Clifton Beaches. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, and stop by Shimansky Jewellers.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in June, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

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Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit journey planning app .

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Nelspruit are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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St Lucia

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the different shops at Boardwalk Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Chane Cheese Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Lucia online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to St Lucia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St Lucia when traveling from Nelspruit in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Boardwalk Mall, Chane Cheese Farm & Lodge
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Boardwalk Mall ©
Boardwalk Mall
iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Chane Cheese Farm & Lodge ©
Chane Cheese Farm & Lodge

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