14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Johannesburg is an approximately 19- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or fly. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Johannesburg, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Montecasino
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Phalaborwa to see Qualito Craft Distillery about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park vacation planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Clifton Beaches, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and get great views at Cape Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kruger National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay road trip planning website.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for slightly colder days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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