15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Kruger National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Kruger National Park are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and finally stop by Kumbaya Home Decor. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Tshukudu Game Lodge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip maker.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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— 4 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.