11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 3 nights
End: Port Elizabeth

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then try to win big at Montecasino, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg online itinerary planner .

Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

4
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, hike along Bushmans Trail, and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

3
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in October, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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