12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Nashville
Fly:  29​h
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
Nashville

4
days
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker .

Nashville, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Cape Town is colder than Nashville - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

2
days
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 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornybush Game Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Kruger National Park
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2
days
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 12th (Tue), Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally browse the different shops at Riverside Mall. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

1
day
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 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in June, things will get little chillier in Johannesburg: highs are around 66°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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