15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg — 3 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, visit Maboneng Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trip
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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.
Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Bushmans Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers) and Safaris (in Phalaborwa). There's still lots to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit route builder app.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
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Cape Town — 4 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: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in September, with highs in Cape Town at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.