16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  24​h
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
Milan

5
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Cape of Good Hope and Two Oceans Aquarium. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

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Milan, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Cape Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 21°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

4
days
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.
Family-friendly places like African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

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Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

4
days
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Idube Game Reserve and Olifants Wilderness Trail. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: hike along Lonely Bull Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napi Wilderness Trail.

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Drive from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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