15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
2
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
3
Cape Town
— 7 nights
End: Durban

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Idube Game Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Thornbush Game Reserve and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit vacation trip planner.

Durban to Hoedspruit is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Durban in April since evenings lows in Hoedspruit dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Appreciate the collections at South African National Museum of Military History and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Montecasino in Sandton (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, stop by Sandton City, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in April, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. Robben Island and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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