15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + 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
6
Johannesburg
— Few hours
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  20​h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg route planner.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg. When traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for little chillier days in Johannesburg, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Pilanesberg National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Fun & Games
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

1
night
Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get your game on at The Maze of the Lost City.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pilanesberg National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in January; daily highs in Pilanesberg National Park reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Pilanesberg National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Start 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 ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our George planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pilanesberg National Park to George. Traveling from Pilanesberg National Park in January, expect George to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
On the 30th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gansbaai trip planner .

Traveling by car from George to Gansbaai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 ©
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planning site .

Drive from Gansbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 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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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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hours
Johannesburg

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

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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

Fun & Games Casinos 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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