16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

5
days
Cape Town

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, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

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London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Sightseeing Nature
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Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
days
Nelspruit

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Step out of Nelspruit with an excursion to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, stop by Africa Joy, and savor the flavors at Shautany Chocolatiers.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

White River, Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Safaris, & more). There's more to do: meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

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Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Thornybush Game Reserve

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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 32 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

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Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in April, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mandela House, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill

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