12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Elephant Whispers in Hazyview (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online road trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Hoedspruit is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Hoedspruit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Hoedspruit: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Elephant Whispers
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Bushmans Trail, stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

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
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and finally explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Union Buildings and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg holiday maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Johannesburg: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Union Buildings
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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