11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Durban
1
Durban
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Johannesburg
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
4
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Durban

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durban route builder app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Durban. In January, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Durban

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Durban to Johannesburg by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Durban in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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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 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 10th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail and trek along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

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
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, then stroll through Grotto Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hermanus trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kruger National Park to Hermanus takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, visit Abseil Africa, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 17th (Fri), experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn online journey planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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