10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Cape Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Platteklip Gorge and then go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect Cape Town to be colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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night
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 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Elizabeth online road trip planner .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

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Getting from Port Elizabeth to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Port Elizabeth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, then stroll through Rietvlei Nature Reserve, and finally relax in the rural setting at Irene Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pretoria trip planner .

You can take a train from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Pretoria, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Irene Farm
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Rietvlei Nature Reserve ©
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

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