12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
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Johannesburg
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Cape Town — 5 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Spend the 7th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit — 1 night

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 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, then get some fabulous bargains at Godding & Godding, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit day trip app.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): browse the exhibits of I was shot in Joburg, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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