15 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Ngwenya, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth International Airport, Drive to Saint Francis Bay
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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 2 nights

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 17th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City and then admire the majestic nature at Alberts Farm. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then visit Maboneng Precinct.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Johannesburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Johannesburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Johannesburg: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ngwenya.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Ngwenya, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Malolotja Nature Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Ngwenya Mine, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Lion Cavern.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ngwenya tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Ngwenya in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Ngwenya, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Ngwenya

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Siyafunda Conservation, &more) and Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngwenya to Kruger National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Ngwenya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Saint Francis Bay, South Africa

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Tue), hike along Baviaans Camino and then stroll through Chokka Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Francis Bay trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Saint Francis Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, expect nights in Saint Francis Bay to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Mossel Bay, South Africa

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at ReedValley, take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mossel Bay travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint Francis Bay to Mossel Bay takes 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, trek along Platteklip Gorge, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mossel Bay to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mossel Bay in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.