11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House. For shopping fun, head to Greenmarket Square or Prins & Prins. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cape Town. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, then buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, and finally explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit vacation maker site .

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Trails Shopping

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Do your shopping at Art Eye Gallery and Kim Sacks Gallery. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and stop by Piece.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in July, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Tours
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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