29 days in Cape Town & Kruger National Park Itinerary

29 days in Cape Town & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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29 days in Cape Town & Kruger National Park Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Cape Town
— 15 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 13 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

15
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, parks, sightseeing, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. You will leave for Kruger National Park on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

West Coast National Park
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 20:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

13
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela), Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (iNyoka Art Gallery, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, & more). On the 21st (Mon), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, admire the engineering at Klaserie Dam, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Big Boabab, Amarula Lapa, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 2:
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Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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