13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Hazyview
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Montecasino in Sandton, approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Johannesburg, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Thornbush Game Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thornybush Game Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, Hoedspruit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Trails Parks

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Whispers.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Hazyview are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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