16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday builder

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive to George Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

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Johannesburg

— 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 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, and then find something for the whole family at Greenstone Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Gold Reef City and then buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour itinerary builder app.

Amritsar, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Johannesburg, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in April, things will get a bit cooler in Johannesburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Hoedspruit

— 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge, stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and finally stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Kruger National Park

— 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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 26th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park journey maker app.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Cape Town

— 5 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Gansbaai

— 1 night
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gansbaai day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Gansbaai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Oudtshoorn

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 4th (Tue), experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gansbaai to Oudtshoorn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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.