29 days in Kruger National Park, Cape Town & Mozambique Island Itinerary

29 days in Kruger National Park, Cape Town & Mozambique Island Itinerary

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29 days in Kruger National Park, Cape Town & Mozambique Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
1
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 10 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h
3
Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

10
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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 in touch with nature at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Napi Wilderness Trail. Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Panoramic Route Mpumalanga (in Graskop) and Hoedspruit (iNyoka Art Gallery, Spas & Wellness, & more). On the 26th (Sat), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lonely Bull Trail, head outdoors with Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, and see human ingenuity at work at Klaserie Dam.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip generator.

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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16
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Beach and Clifton Beaches. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Coast National Park and Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Darling Olives (in Darling) and Hermanus (Domaine Des Dieux, Shark Diving, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, head off the coast to Robben Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos and tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kruger National Park in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Darling Olives, West Coast National Park, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mozambique Island vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Mozambique Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

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