15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Thornybush Game Reserve) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Idube Game Reserve
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit online journey planner .

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 32 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

Plan trip to Johannesburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nelspruit in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sandton, Mandela House
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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