13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hazyview
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Curitiba

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.
Shop till you drop at Art Eye Gallery and Kim Sacks Gallery. Constitution Hill and Mandela House will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at Piece, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Curitiba in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, then take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, then buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, and finally view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in July; daily highs in Hoedspruit reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

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 (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Safaris
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

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.
Get some historical perspective at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. District Six Museum and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, stop by Prins & Prins, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town online route maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hazyview in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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