13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Dallas

4
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

Dallas, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 8 hours. In May, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park travel planning app .

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, and stop by Finders Keepers Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kruger National Park in June; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 66°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sandton
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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