16 days in South Africa & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in South Africa & Kenya Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

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New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get colder in Cape Town: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, thenstop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and finally catch a live event at Mbombela Stadium.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Montrose Falls ©
Montrose Falls

5
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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Bushmans Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Kids will enjoy Nairobi National Park and Safaris. There's still lots to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and get a taste of life in the country at Mugie Ranch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to Nairobi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kruger National Park to Nairobi. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, Nairobi is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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