7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Cape Town
— 4 nights



— 1 day

City of Light

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.
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. September in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and then stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park holiday builder site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.