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:  6 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Accra

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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Johannesburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Johannesburg is 2 hours. When traveling from Accra in March, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Thornybush Game Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Thornbush Game Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hoedspruit when traveling from Johannesburg in March, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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