15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Cape Town — 4 nights

Mother City

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, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town journey builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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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 Kruger National Park to go to Nelspruit and see Kruger National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail.

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Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tee off at Drakensig Golf Club, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Hazyview — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seronera Crocodile Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Johannesburg — 2 nights

City of Light

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 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Amatuli Artefacts, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hazyview in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
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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.