14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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— 2 nights


Cape Town — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Nelspruit.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nelspruit — 3 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: Head underground at Sudwala Caves and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nelspruit trip maker website.

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Nelspruit are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Hoedspruit — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Masorini Archaeological Site, &more). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

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You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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South Africa travel guide

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.