15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary maker

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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg

— 3 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, theme parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, visit Maboneng Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

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 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Bushmans Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Hoedspruit

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers) and Safaris (in Phalaborwa). There's still lots to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit route builder app.

Traveling by 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in September, with highs in Cape Town at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.