9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in October, you will find days in Hoedspruit are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

2
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.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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