16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Ballito
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Boulders Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Groot Constantia and Robben Island Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, take in the exciting artwork at Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery, stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, and take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in March, things will get much hotter in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ballito.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Chapman's Peak Drive, !Khwa ttu
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

1
night
Ballito

Ballito ©
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Thompson's Bay Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ballito Junction, and then don't miss a visit to King Shaka Memoria. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Flag Animal Farm and then stroll through Harold Johnson Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Ballito road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Ballito. Traveling from Cape Town in March, Ballito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Ballito

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Stanger, Flag Animal Farm
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Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve ©
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
Flag Animal Farm ©
Flag Animal Farm

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.
Shop till you drop at Kingfisher Gallery and Kumbaya Home Decor. Discover out-of-the-way places like iNyoka Art Gallery and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Ukuthula Designs in Hoedspruit (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 11th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballito to Kruger National Park. In March in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Spas

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Step off the beaten path and head to Ukutula Lion Park and Sandton City Shopping Centre. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, try your luck at Emperors Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in March: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Emperors Palace, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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