10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cape Town

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Table Mountain and Robben Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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Nelspruit

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and then head off-road at local off-road trails.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoedspruit.

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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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.
Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Thornybush Game Reserve will get you outdoors. When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Idube Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Thornbush Game Reserve and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. May in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

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

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