12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Robben Island and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Greenmarket Square, stop by Shimansky Jewellers, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Market on Main. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park will get you outdoors. When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Safaris in Kruger National Park, approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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