10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  16​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Groote Kerk, and take an in-depth tour of Cape Town Holocaust Centre.

Make your Cape Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to South Africa Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Thornybush Game Reserve. Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Sabi Sand Game Reserve and see Idube Game Reserve, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

1
night
Johannesburg

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.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in May: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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