18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel planner
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Hazyview
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Cape Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Cape Town is minus 6 hours. In July, Cape Town is much colder than Manila - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and learn more about the world around you at Letaba Elephant Hall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
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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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, and explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit day trip app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hazyview.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seronera Crocodile Farm, stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hazyview travel route planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hazyview are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ukutula Conservation Center in Brits (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wilds Nature Reserve, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and try your luck at Montecasino.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg route maker tool.

You can fly from Hazyview to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in July, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly 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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