18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Durban
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

4
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 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

3
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like uShaka Marine World and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park. Go for a jaunt from Durban to Ballito to see Willard Beach about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stop by Awesome Africa, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durban day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Durban in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Kruger National Park in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Willard Beach, Awesome Africa
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip planning website .

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in October, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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