18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h
End: Belo Horizonte

3
nights
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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in February: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Union Buildings, Nelson Mandela Square
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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 12th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Bushmans Trail, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Lonely Bull Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
On the 14th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Johannesburg Zoo, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then see the interesting displays at SAB World of Beer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to South Western Townships, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and then examine the collection at Kruger House Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
South Western Townships ©
South Western Townships

3
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at King's Beach and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip site .

Fly from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

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: get great views at Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town holiday planner.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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