8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Pringle Bay
Pringle Bay
— 1 day
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Pringle Bay — 1 day

Pringle Bay is a small coastal town of ca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pringle Bay online vacation planner.

Johannesburg to Pringle Bay is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Pringle Bay are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Cape Town — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

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Traveling by car from Pringle Bay to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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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 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Johannesburg — 1 night

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 9th (Mon), explore the galleries of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.