9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sun City
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Knysna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planning tool .

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Johannesburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

1
night
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. On the 15th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sun City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect Sun City to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

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night
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.
On the 16th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park vacation planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sun City in October, you will find days in Kruger National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

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day
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Knysna trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Knysna in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in October: highs in Knysna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Point. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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