8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Cape Town
— 4 nights


Johannesburg — 1 night

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, then see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Theme Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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Kruger National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail and then hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Mother City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.