15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Johannesburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sandton
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
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 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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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 Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers) and Safaris (in Phalaborwa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit attractions site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Safaris
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

4
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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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Signal Hill, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning site .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in September, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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