14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Accra

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town route maker app .

Accra, Ghana to Cape Town is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Accra to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in December, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Hazyview and see Elephant Whispers, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you will find days in Hoedspruit are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, and try to win big at Gold Reef City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

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. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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