11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and finally steep yourself in history at South Western Townships.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Johannesburg. When traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Casinos Fun & Games
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Tshukudu Game Lodge, and then identify plant and animal life at Thornybush Game Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hoedspruit when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Cape Town

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, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nelspruit in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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