16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, and hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town planning app .

Chandigarh, India to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Cape Town, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, then learn about winemaking at Sumaridge Wine Estate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

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Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre ©
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Safaris. Head to 24 Degrees South and Kingfisher Galleryfor some retail therapy.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In December in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market, and finally stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market, Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Market on Main ©
Market on Main
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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