11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Hazyview
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Platteklip Gorge and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town tour planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Two Oceans Aquarium ©
Two Oceans Aquarium

1
night
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hazyview, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris

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 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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