14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Kruger National Park) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: Head underground at Sudwala Caves and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nelspruit trip maker website.

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Nelspruit are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Safaris, Elephant Whispers
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Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa), Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Masorini Archaeological Site, &more) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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