15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
Toronto

3
days
Johannesburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Visit Constitution Hill and Mandela House for their historical value. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Credo Mutwa Cultural Village in Soweto, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, steep yourself in history at South Western Townships, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and hunt for treasures at Neighbourgoods Market.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg vacation builder.

Toronto, Canada to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Toronto in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mandela House, Credo Mutwa Cultural Village
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Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill

4
days
Hoedspruit

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Thornbush Game Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Thornybush Game Reserve) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Hoedspruit dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Idube Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve

6
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island and Groote Kerk. District Six Museum and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of St Georges Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Cape Town Holocaust Centre.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope

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