12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Luxembourg City

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arts on Main and Origins Centre Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, head outdoors with Greenstone Mall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in May, you will find days in Johannesburg are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenstone Mall, Liliesleaf
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Climbing Tours
Arts on Main ©
Arts on Main

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.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Lonely Bull Trail and then trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and then take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip builder site.

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. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (in Stellenbosch) and Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in May: highs in Cape Town hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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