12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— Few hours
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Nelspruit
— 2 nights
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St Lucia
— 1 night

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Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. June in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Specialty Museum
Apartheid 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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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.
Visiting Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, visit Abseil Africa, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in June, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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Must see
Cape Point
4.6

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Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nelspruit, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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National Park
Kruger National Park
4.6

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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): buy something for everyone on your list at Boardwalk Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cheese Farm & Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St Lucia trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to St Lucia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Shopping Mall
Boardwalk Mall
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World heritage site
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cheese Farm & Lodge
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