9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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
Taxi + 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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .

Amsterdam, Holland 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. In October, Cape Town is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 27°C and lows of 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
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

Plan a Hoedspruit trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hike along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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), stop by James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Constitution Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

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. 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

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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