16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Dubai

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.
Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Mandela House and Union Buildings. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Montecasino and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melrose Temple.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Johannesburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Johannesburg, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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.
Masorini Archaeological Site and iNyoka Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve), Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Olifants Wilderness Trail).

Discover how to plan a Hoedspruit trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Safaris (in Kruger National Park) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Shangana Cultural Village). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and stop by Africa Joy.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nelspruit journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, Africa Joy, Safaris
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Shangana Cultural Village ©
Shangana Cultural Village

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Castle of Good Hope. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

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