21 days in South Africa Itinerary

21 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
2
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Signal Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. There's much more to do: trek along Platteklip Gorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

2
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and The Elephant Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Elephant Whispers, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hazyview travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at iNyoka Art Gallery and Amarula Lapa. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Lonely Bull Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Bushmans Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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