14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town custom trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In October, Cape Town is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and finally savor the flavors at Shautany Chocolatiers.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nelspruit travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shautany Chocolatiers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop and then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Constitution Hill, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and then appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): try out the rides at Gold Reef City.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Nelson Mandela Square, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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