15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20 h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Pilanesberg National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
3
George
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  20 h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Top of Africa, laugh and play at Gold Reef City, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for slightly colder days in Johannesburg, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pilanesberg National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Theme Parks
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

1
night
Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park ©
On the 27th (Mon), get your game on at The Maze of the Lost City.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pilanesberg National Park day trip app.

Drive from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park in 3.5 hours. In January, Pilanesberg National Park is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to George.

Things to do in Pilanesberg National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sun City
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

2
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then experience rural life at Redberry Farm, and then get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our George road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Pilanesberg National Park to George with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pilanesberg National Park in January; daily highs in George reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gansbaai.

Things to do in George

Museums

Side Trip

Map of Africa Viewpoint
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Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint

1
night
Gansbaai

Gansbaai ©
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gansbaai day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from George to Gansbaai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Shark Diving

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary app.

Drive from Gansbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

few
hours
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
On the 5th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg and then try your luck at Emperors Palace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Emperors Palace
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Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
I was shot in Joburg ©
I was shot in Joburg

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