13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

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.
Robben Island and Groote Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Cape Town Holocaust Centre. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip generator.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, examine the collection at Wits Adler Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

5
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Nyalaland Wilderness Trail. Bring the kids along to Thornybush Game Reserve and Kinyonga Reptile Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Lonely Bull Trail). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hoedspruit, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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