15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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


Cape Town — 5 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, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Cape Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Kruger National Park — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit to see Kruger National Park about 48 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, and get a new perspective on nature at Letaba Elephant Hall.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park visit planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Hoedspruit — 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, then view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip builder website.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
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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 8th (Sat): revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, then take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then try your luck at Montecasino, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Sandton City. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
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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.