15 days in South Africa & Mpumalanga Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Mpumalanga Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa & Mpumalanga Itinerary

Start: Hailey
Fly:  34​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Komatipoort
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hailey

3
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, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town travel route website .

Hailey, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hailey to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hailey in August, with highs in Cape Town at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (Safaris & Napi Wilderness Trail) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Zipline). There's much more to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Nelspruit are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Komatipoort.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Hazyview
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

1
night
Komatipoort

Komatipoort
Komatipoort is a town situated at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Komatipoort travel route planning site .

Drive from Nelspruit to Komatipoort in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Hoedspruit on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Komatipoort

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 14th (Fri): do a tasting at Amarula Lapa, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Qualito Craft Distillery, and then hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner .

Traveling by car from Komatipoort to Hoedspruit takes 3.5 hours. August in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa
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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 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and then try your luck at Montecasino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning site .

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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