21 days in South Africa Itinerary

21 days in South Africa Itinerary

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21 days in South Africa Itinerary

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, trek along Platteklip Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can 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.
Get outdoors at Kruger National Park and Zipline. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, meet the residents at Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview, and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hazyview online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you will find days in Hazyview are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. iNyoka Art Gallery and Amarula Lapa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hoedspruit with an excursion to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit attractions planning app .

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Safaris
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 Bushmans Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 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 Constitution Hill. Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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