12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  19 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Pretoria
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  28 h
End: New York City

1
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.
For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 83°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

2
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.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park tour planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

1
night
Pretoria

Pretoria
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pretoria trip builder website.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Pretoria by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pretoria, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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